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Ca’n Picafort Beach, North Mallorca

An extremely busy family friendly tourist beach

Situated 10km away from Alcudia in the north of Mallorca Playa de Ca’n Picafort is a very busy but beautiful long expanse of soft white sand and clear blue waters.

This beach is packed end to end with sun loungers several rows deep, you can rent 2 beds and a parasol for the day for €11.50 and they come with a small combination safe attached to the parasol .You can rent just the safe for €1 a day.

C’an Picafort town has changed beyond recognition from its small fishing village roots and is now a purpose built resort town, catering to tourists and package holiday makers who arrive in their droves each summer. The town is one long strip of commercial ventures offering everything a holiday maker could require including supermarkets, pharmacies, souvenir shops, duty free shopping, excursions, tours, car and bike hire as well as, hotels and restaurants to suit every budget and more than its fair share of English and Irish bars.

This beach is extremely busy and commercialised but family friendly and packed with amenities, if you’re looking for a spot where you’re never too far from the action and you don’t mind being rather close to your sunbathing neighbours then this could be the spot for you. If you need a little more space walk along the beach towards quieter Playa de Muro which is less crowded and is backed by sand dunes rather than shops.

Read about our Day at Can Picafort Beach.

Beach Bars & Beachclubs in Mallorca

The commercial strip borders the beach with a pedestrianised zone running the length of the waterfront, which is packed full of lively theme restaurants and bars offering long happy hours, giant cocktails that come with free t-shirts and live entertainment in the evenings.

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Setting & Location

The beach curves gently around into the bay of Alcudia and looks out onto the Port of Alcudia and Cap des Pinar. If so inclined you could walk the 10km distance between Ca’n Picafort and the Port along the beach passing through beautiful Playa de Muro on the way. 

Water Safety & Clarity

The sea all along this stretch of coast drops off in a steady fashion although does get deeper faster in Ca’n Picafort than further towards Alcudia. This beach is also less sheltered and more prone to waves and slightly rougher water.

The beach boasts all the amenities you may need including lifeguards on duty every day May to October from 10am until 5/6pm in low/high season. There are toilets, showers, tourist information and first aid points, easy access wooden walkways and roped off areas for the reserved use of disabled visitors, all terrain wheel chairs are also available. 

Beach Quality

Rocky only at its furthest southern point, the majority of this beach has beautiful soft white sand, with clear entry into the sea and sandy seabeds all along it.

Watersports Nearby

Various water sports are available to try along the beach including windsurfing and paddle boarding, Jet skis are available to hire as are Pedal boats fitted with brightly coloured slides for €15 an hour. You can be dragged behind a boat on an inflatable banana, ringo or sofa and there is a large inflatable fun zone situated in the water which the whole family can pay to play on.

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Easy to find and well signposted, Ca’n Picafort has plenty of parking in designated spots along it’s length and with regular number 2 buses link the town with the whole stretch of coast back to Alcudia and Puerto Pollenca making Ca’n Picafort a good place to use as your base from which to explore the rest of the coast. 

Map of the surrounding area