There is a 5km patch of isolated coast between Playa Son Baulo and Son Serra de Marina in North Mallorca that is known as Playa de Son Real. It is a rough stretch of coastline that is mostly made up of pebbly inlets and rocky outcrops, but interspersed with them is a scattering of the holy grail of beaches – tiny perfect white sandy coves with easy access to the turquoise sea.
As a result of this the beach stays almost deserted through even the peak of summer, which gives a wonderful level of privacy to any one willing to walk for it, and as such most of the people who head there tend to be nudists. Nakedness aside, this area is perfectly designed for a tranquil day away from the mad crowds of the resort areas, busy hotel pools and sun lounger filled main beaches. Several kilometres of protected nature reserve separates the coast from the highway and there are no amenities to speak of, no lifeguards, toilets, shops, cafés or water sport rental stations. Serenity is the nature of this place.
That being the case you must remember to take with you everything you need for the day, but since you do have to carry it all on your own backs, try to pack light - leave the chairs and the windbreaks at home. Take a towel, a book, plenty of water and a picnic and you’ll be just fine. Maybe stretch to a snorkelling mask too as the craggy coastline and rocky seabed makes for some great fish watching.
Setting & location
Water safety & clarity
Watersports to do
Location: North Mallorca
Venue Style: Beach
Activities: Snorkelling | Swimming