Cala Mesquida is located in the north east of Mallorca and offers a fairly remote beach with lovely white sand and crystal clear waters.
The beach is 300 metres in length and over 100 metres in depth. The area is protected because of its importance for bird life - it is home to one of the largest colonies of gulls and cormorants in the Balearics. Hence, the area to the east of the beach is all natural sand dunes and pine trees, with hills in the background that are free from development. To the west of the beach lies a small resort with a small number of shops and restaurants.
You can hire sun loungers and parasols, and there are a couple of beach bars for refreshments.
You can also have a read of our trip to Cala Mesquida.
Setting & Location
There is a raised wooden walkway that will take you through the dunes and onto the far side of the beach if you fancy getting a closer look at the species that dwell amongst the dunes. From the walkway you can see the Talaia de Son Jaumell, which is an old watch tower perched on top of the hills at the back of the beach. If you do use this walkway and enter the beach from this side, take note that this is designated as the nudist area.
Water Safety & Clarity
The sea is a wonderful pale turquoise colour. The waves can get quite large when the wind is up - this area of Mallorca's coast does have stronger winds - great for wind surfers but not so great for small children. Life guards are on duty.
A 300m stretch of soft white sand - heaven!
Water sports are popular here, with pedalos to rent and good wind surfing conditions.
There is free parking in the resort (you will have a few hundred metres walking from the car parks) or you can catch a bus from Cala Ratjada and Capdepera. These two villages are the closest to the beach, and you can find out more about both in our Guide to Cala Ratjada.