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Santa Ponsa Beach, South-West Mallorca

Blue Flag beach in popular holiday resort in the south west of Majorca

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The beach at Santa Ponsa is a lovely golden sandy beach in the heart of the resort, backed by shady pine trees for when you need some respite from the heat.

Santa Ponsa beach is a relatively large resort style beach featuring sun-loungers and parasols, toilet and shower facilities in the summer months. At the edge of the beach, there is a is path that winds around pine trees through a small area of parkland, perfect for escaping the peak heat of the day. Some chiringuito style beach bar restaurants can be found on the beach, perfect for breaking up a day of sun worshipping on the sand.

Behind the promenade you'll find shops with beach toys and inflatables, and further bars, cafes and restaurants, many of which are geared towards families, with soft play facilities inside.

Every year, within the first two weeks of September, the beach plays host to one of the areas biggest festivals the Rei en Jaume which celebrates the successful landing of King Jaime I in 1229 and his subsequent conquering of the Moors. On the eve of Sant Joan, on the 23rd July, the beach comes alive with beach parties, bonfires and devils.

Find out more about Santa Ponsa by looking at our Guide to Santa Ponsa.

Setting & Location

The hills that surround the bay and beach are covered in hotels and holiday apartments, so if you are staying in resort, it is unlikely it will take you very long to walk to the beach.

Water Safety & Clarity

The sea is clear and shallow and thanks to its sheltered position in the bay, it's nice and calm. There is a high presence of life guards on duty.

Beach Quality

The beach is 1.3 km long and 100 metres deep and sandy, so even in the peak summer months, you should be able to find a space for your towels.

Watersports Nearby

Some water sports facilities are available, including pedaloes.


Free parking is available on the streets behind the beach, and there is a regular bus service from the other close-by resorts like Portals Nous, Palma Nova, Port Adriano, and Palma.


Map of the surrounding area