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Son Baulo Beach, Ca'n Picafort

A white sand beach backed by sand dunes and rock formations

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The beach at Son Baulo is a good antidote to the heaving masses and consumerism of neighbouring Ca’n Picafort. Still busy and still boasting everything you need, Son Baulo has managed to retain some character and a bit more class than its larger and better-known neighbour.

Situated a short walk from the southern point of Ca’n Picafort in northern Mallorca, Son Baulo is the newest part of the larger town. Built in a more modern and generally more tasteful style than the rest of the town, it has its own sandy cove of a beach which is less busy than its neighbour. 

There are a number of hotels and apartments just set back from the beach and there are numerous options including four star hotels in adjacent C’an Picafort,  most noticeably one that backs onto the beach and has its own restaurant, pool and beach access.

C’an Picafort has a number of bars and restaurants offering Mediterranean and international cuisine as well as supermarkets, pharmacies and souvenir shops plus an evening craft market from 6pm -11pm in the Summer months. 

Certain beach bars here are open until 10pm and there are several cocktail bars just set back from the beach. For those heading towards C’an Picafort, you will find numerous cocktail bars, some featuring music until late. 

Setting & Location

With a view of mountainous Cap Ferrutx visible in the distance, Playa de Son Baulo is a beautiful beach with turquoise waters. Roughly 200m long the waterfront strip of this beach is packed with lines of sun loungers but behind them is a completely overlooked wide expanse of sand leading 150m back into the dunes and culminating at a stretch of the Torrent de Son Baulo river. 

If you walk along the seafront past the stretch of sun loungers, the beach curves up into sand dunes and rock formations allowing for exploration and plenty of more private spots for you to set up camp. You can also follow marked trails and paths through the dunes all along the coast line through protected natural areas to Son Serra de Marina. Details of hiking trails as well as the points of archaeological interest in this area are available from the tourist information office.

Water Safety & Clarity

 In between the two is a natural sandbank that allows visitors to walk out into the sea at a steady ankle depth whilst on either side of them the depth changes. The drop off of the sea bed is gradual here making is a safe spot for children although there can be some larger waves.

Lifeguards are on duty here everyday from May to October from 10am until 5/6pm in low/high season, the beach also has toilets, showers, first aid station, wooden walkway stretching the length of the main beach, reserved areas for disabled access and all terrain wheelchairs available. 

Beach Quality

The sand is fine grained, soft and white although the closer to the rocks you go, the more chunks of stone you’ll find dotted around. Similarly the stretch of sea in front of the sun loungers is perfectly sandy and clear to enter but closer to the dunes becomes more pebbly.

Watersports Nearby

This is a great spot for snorkelling. Pedal boats are also available for hire and there is a massage station set up in a shaded hut where you can choose from a range of treatments.


The beach is easy to find if you follow the signs for Ca’n Picafort and with plenty of parking throughout the town, this beach is well worth a day trip. If you are thinking of staying here, it is well connected by the number 2 bus which runs regularly between Ca’n Picafort, Alcudia and Puerto Pollenca, giving you great access to some of the other great spots on Mallorca’s northern coast. 


Map of the surrounding area