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Playa de Palma Beach

Famous stretch of sand to the east of Palma

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Playa de Palma is a long stretch of beach to the east of Palma de Mallorca and opening onto Palma Bay. It's also one of Mallorca's biggest holiday resorts.

The main stretch of Playa de Palma is a Blue Flag beach which starts just beyond Can Pastilla and finishes at the resort of S'Arenal with a length of over 4.5 km. It's a lovely, wide beach (average of around 30 metres) with golden white sand. The shallow, clear water is suitable for children and there is usually plenty of space for playing.

All the facilities are on your doorstep: sun loungers, parasols, toilets, showers, disabled access and lifeguards on duty. There are also, of course, plenty of beach bars and restaurants to grab refreshments or enjoy a spot of lunch.

On the eastern side of Playa de Palma, by the marina of San Antonio de la Playa, lies the little beach of Cala Estancia with 200 metres in length and 35 metres deep. It's very well protected from the wind and boasts golden sand and clear waters. As it's located right at the end of the airport runway bear in mind that, if you are noise-sensitive, this may not be the beach for you.

This area of Mallorca is popular with German tourists, and the built up resorts of Can Pastilla and S'Arenal make these beaches quite busy in the summer months.

Along the promenade, you'll find a myriad of beachfront restaurants offering fresh seafood and Mediterranean cuisine. From grilled octopus to paella and tapas, these restaurants provide a delightful dining experience with a view of Palma Bay. For more choice, head into the city.

Some chill-out bars provide cosy seating areas and ambient music along the promenade, creating the perfect setting for unwinding after a day of sunbathing. Or if you want some late night fun, head to Palma's city centre, with the Paseo Maritimo, Santa Catalina and the old town offering a range of options from bustling bars to vibrant clubs. 

Several hotels are situated just behind Palma's beach, offering a diverse range of options from large corporate chains to upscale boutique establishments. With such variety, visitors have ample choice to suit their preferences and tastes.

Beach Bars & Beachclubs in Mallorca

Playa de Palma is home to legendary beach clubs with world-renowned names making an appearance over the years. Along the promenade you will find an endless selection of tempting beach bars serving the refreshments of your choice from swanky beach bars with upmarket cocktail menus through to your local taverna serving beer and local wine, there's something for everyone.

Setting & Location

Playa de Palma is made up of several different beaches, Cala Estància is a small, sheltered bay to the far west of the area of Playa de Palma within the holiday resort of Can Pastilla, while Playa de Can Pastilla and Playa de s'Arenal form the main long stretch of coastline.

Water Safety & Clarity

Artificial breakwaters have been built around this beach to create a little bay which ensures calm waters. You'll find sun beds and parasols for rent, easy access for the disabled and a lifeguard service.

Beach Quality

There is soft white sand here and the beach leads down a gentle slope to the clear blue sea.

Watersports Nearby

There is a good variety of fun watersports available in Playa de Palma including jet skiing, water skiing and paragliding. Pedalos and other fun vessels are available for rent.


You can park for free in the streets behind the beach. There are also plenty of regular buses that run from Palma and the airport to the resort including numbers 15, 21, 23, 25 and 31.


Map of the surrounding area