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Cala Major Beach, Palma de Mallorca

Sandy beach close to the capital, also known as Cala Mayor

Cala Major is located on the bay closest to the centre of Palma, around four kilometres to the west to the city. It offers a wide range of facilities.

The beach is 250 metres long and around 50 metres wide. It is divided into two areas by a small pier, perfect for some sunbathing. Cala Major beach is surrounded by a beach resort offering all sorts of hotels, bars and restaurants.

On the beach, there are sun loungers and parasols available for hire, as well as public showers and toilets. Ramps facilitate access and lifeguards are on duty. Pets are not allowed on the beach.

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Beach Bars & Beachclubs in Mallorca

The exclusive Zhero Beach Club is located near Cala Major beach, offering a private pool and an international menu.

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Water Safety & Clarity

The beach of Cala Major is protected on both sides by rocky outcrops and, on a quiet day, the water is as clear here as anywhere else on Mallorca. Although waters are calm most of the time, on rare occasions, when conditions are right, there are surfable waves at Cala Major.

Beach Quality

The natural beach has been enhanced with additional fine white sand, and it is a lovely spot, very conveniently situated for Palma and local services. Of course, this does mean it is busy throughout the year with both Palma locals and tourists.

Visitor comments

  • "Not far from Palma center by public bus, you will be charmed by this site! You can have a drink or tapas, and enjoy the view." - Trip Advisor
  • "Fell in love with Mallorca. After a day at the cathedral and old town, we wanted a dip in the water. I'd done research to find this beach and it was definitely worth it! Crowded but not fussy. Protected cove with a couple of restaurants on the perimeter. Cabs will drop you off about 100 yards from the beach, but to get one back to port, you need to walk about 300 meters up the Main drag to the taxi stand. If it's a busy day (like ours was!), you'll also need to call the cab company to let them know you're waiting. Will definitely go back." - Trip Advisor
  • "Lovely little bay with a beautiful beach, loads of nearby restaurants and cafe/bars. Would consider staying here next time I'm in Mallorca." - Trip Advisor


The beach is easy to get to. From Palma, a taxi will cost around €10-15. There are also public buses linking the beach to the capital; take lines 3, 20 or 46 from the centre. If you prefer to drive, there is a paid car park on the road backing the beach.

Map of the surrounding area