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Ca’n Picafort Beach, North Mallorca

A bustling and tourist focused beach for all the family to enjoy.

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Situated 10km away from Alcudia on Mallorca’s northern coast, Playa de Ca’n Picafort is a busy yet beautiful expanse of soft white sand with clear blue waters. This small fishing village turned purpose-built-resort, mostly caters to tourists and all-inclusive holidaymakers, who arrive by the bus load every summer.

The tourist focussed beach is family friendly and packed with amenities, making it extremely busy in the peak summer season. The beach is packed with sun loungers, from one side to the other and several rows deep. If you don’t mind being in close proximity to your fellow sunbathers and right in the action, this could certainly be the spot for you.

Comprised of one long commercial strip offering everything a holidaymaker could possibly need; the resort offers supermarkets, pharmacies, souvenir shops, duty free shopping, excursions & tours, car & bike hire, as well as a variety of hotels and restaurants to suit every budget. English and Irish bars far outweigh any authentic Mallorquin culture here. You can further enjoy extensive shopping when visiting nearby streets: Paseo Colom and Josep Trias. If however, you prefer greater spatial boundaries, continue walking along the beach towards quieter Playa de Muro which is less crowded and is backed by sand dunes rather than shops.

There are several restaurants, cafés and bars along the seafront, all targeting an international and budget friendly crowd. The commercial strip bordering the beach has a pedestrianised zone running the length of the waterfront. This is packed with lively and themed restaurants and bars, offering long happy hours, giant cocktails and live evening entertainment.

Attracting mostly Northern Europeans and predominantly German tourists… If you prefer bar hopping to hardcore clubbing, C'an Picafort's mix of Brit bars, karaoke and live (often tribute) bands, all offer a fun night out. If even after all of this, you still fancy a bit of a dance… there's an old-skool disco on Avenida Jose Trias with three dancefloors and six bars.

Being a purpose-built hotel resort since the 60’s, the area of C’an Picafort offers numerous and varied accommodation options at competitive prices, with several of them boasting knockout high-rise sea views.

Setting & Location

Looking out to Port Alcudia and Cap des Pinar, the beach curves gently around and into the bay of Alcudia. Walk up to 10km from Ca’n Picafort to Port d’Alcudia, passing through the beautiful Playa de Muro on the way. 

The beach directly beside the hotel frontline is usually quite crowded. However, if you venture a little further away, there is usually plenty of room. Located behind the beach, there is a wide pedestrianised promenade where vehicles are prohibited. The seafront continues past the harbour expanding all the way towards the hotel resort and Son Baulo beach.

Water Safety & Clarity

Although it is less sheltered, more prone to waves and sometimes with rougher water than neighbouring Port d’Alcudia, the overall safety of the water isn’t at much greater threat. Its shallow water ensures the beach is still child-friendly, but again compared to Alcudia, it has a greater intensity of increase in drop off to be mindful of.

Abundant in amenities and with a tourist information point, lifeguards are on duty every day from May to October. Public toilets and showers; first aid points; easy access wooden walkways and roped off areas for the reserved use of disabled visitors; plus, the supplying of all-terrain-wheel chairs, all help to make sure this beach is fully accessible to anyone and everyone.

Beach Quality

The majority of this beach has beautiful soft white sand, allowing clear entry into the sun beds that run along it.

Watersports Nearby

Various water sports are available along the beach, including windsurfing, paddle boarding, water skiing and banana boating, plus an entire XL inflatable fun zone, situated directly in the water for the entire family to enjoy. Jet skis are available to hire, along with conventional pedaloes fitted with brightly coloured slides. 


Well signposted and easily accessible, Ca’n Picafort has plenty of parking in designated spots along the entire beach. Regular number 2 buses link Ca’n Picafort to the entire stretch of coastline, including Alcudia and Puerto Pollenca, making the town a logistical haven from which to base yourself and explore the rest of the coast. 


Map of the surrounding area