Sant Elm has the largest sand beach in the south west corner of Mallorca, beyond Andratx. That's not to say it is huge, it's more of a reflection of the rocky coastline usually found around here.
The beach is only 130 metres long by 30 metres deep and is actually divided into two areas. The more popular and thankfully larger beach has soft white sand. Here there are sun loungers and parasols for hire, as well as pedaloes. The smaller beach is more gravelly and quieter as a result.
There are toilets and access for the disabled, and the beach is supervised by life guards. Further into the village you'll find a number of restaurants (specialising in fish) with sea views. For something more Ibiza-esque, try Es Moli. Car parking is available in two car parks - the one closest to the beach is a pay car-park, or you can park further away for free.
Setting & Location
Sant Elm isn’t very big and you can easily walk from one side of the village to the other in 10-15 minutes, ambling along the high street with its shops, bars and restaurants. Some bars have a trendy, bohemian feel, in the shops there are lots of crafty bits and artisanal products, and lots of traditional Mallorcan cuisine on offer.
Water Safety & Clarity
The sea is wonderfully clear and blue, and is fairly shallow, making it good for small children to play in. There is also a small playground at the back of the beach. The beach is manned by a lifeguard from 10 in the morning until 6 in the afternoon from May until October displaying warning flags if necessary and offering assistance.
The larger beach area here has soft white sand.
For those swimmers amongst you, there is a small island in the bay - Es Pantaleu - which you can swim to. The clear waters are also good for snorkelers. Beyond this small island lies the much larger island of Sa Dragonera - one of Mallorca's Natural Parks. You can take a quick boat trip from Sant Elm to reach Sa Dragonera - it is uninhabited (except for its indigenous lizards!) and has several hiking trails.
- Free parking
- Paid Parking
- Public car-park (outdoor)
- Disabled access