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Canyamel Beach, North-East Mallorca

Pretty Blue Flag beach on the northern end of Majorca’s east coast.

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Canyamel beach gives visitors a small but perfectly formed, golden sandy beach within the quiet

The coastline here is less built up than in other areas of Mallorca, offering a chance to sit back and soak up the beautiful Balearic countryside from the Mediterranean shore.

This beach provides sun beds and parasols for hire, as well as public toilets and showers.

A beach bar offers simple refreshments alongside two local cafes and the nearest shop being close by. The small, town centre has a further variety of shops, restaurants, and small supermarkets.

An incredibly peaceful holiday destination, Canyamel is not renowned for having a vibrant nightlife. If you’re after a wider selection of evening entertainment, you will find it in the nearby towns of Capdepera and Arta.

The closest place to stay (apart from Canyamel itself) is Capdepera or Arta. (Arta has a great market that specialises in arts and crafts every Tuesday.) You’ll find only a handful of hotels within the town itself, plus a beautiful 5* luxury hotel on the outskirts. The majority of guests tend to stay in private holiday accommodation.

Setting & Location

Canyamel is found halfway between holiday destinations, Cala Ratjada and Cala Millor in north-eastern Mallorca. The town is 76 km from the airport (or about an hour’s drive).

The name ‘Canyamel’, reflects it regional history, previously being the home of Mallorcan sugarcane plantations and bee yards. (Caña is Spanish for sugarcane and miel, honey).

The beach’s picturesque location within the bay features high mountains and forestry enclosing the beach on either side. The river ‘Torrente Canyamel’ runs right through the town and empties into the sea on the left side of the beach. A beautiful golf course and the tourist attraction Coves d’Artà are both located nearby. Only a fifteen-minute walk from Canyamel, the caves present incredible stalactites well worth a visit. To the north of Playa de Canyamel is another wonderful beach by the name of ‘Sa Font de Sa Cala’.

Water Safety & Clarity

There is a lifeguard on duty here and the turquoise blue sea is crystal clear. The water is shallow with plenty of space for ball games, etc., making the beach hugely family friendly.

Beach Quality

At 290 metres long and 80 metres deep, the main beach is comprised of Mallorca’s iconic golden soft sand. Beyond this a little further south, lies a rockier part of the beach, which is clearly not as popular and much quieter as a result. Being in one of Mallorca’s more remote spots, a bonus is that this beach rarely becomes busy.

Watersports Nearby

Perfect for swimming, snorkelling and relaxing, Canyamel Beach also has its own sailing, windsurfing and diving school. You can hire pedalos, canoes, paddle boards or play beach volleyball on the court in the sand. Surrounded by a nature reserve, it’s also perfect for walking and bird watching.


There is free car parking in the village of Canyamel with only a few metres walk to the beach. Public buses regularly run to the beach from the surrounding local towns.


Map of the surrounding area