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Son Baulo Beach, Ca'n Picafort

A white sand beach backed by sand dunes & rock formations

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The beach at Son Baulo is a good antidote to the heaving masses and rampant consumerism of neighbouring Ca’n Picafort. Still busy and still boasting every thing 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 it’s own sandy cove of a beach which is less busy than its neighbour. 

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. 

Water Safety & Clarity

Craggy at the sides it's perfect for snorkelling.  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.

Beach Bars & Beachclubs in Mallorca

There are no less than three beach bars willing to cater to your food and beverage needs. The town has supermarkets, pharmacies and souvenir shops as well as bars and restaurants and a nightly craft market from 6pm -11pm. There are hotels and accommodation of a higher standard than in the rest of the bigger town most noticeably the large 3 star Hotel Son Baulo which backs onto the beach and has its own restaurant, pool and beach access.

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Pedal boats are available for hire and there is a massage station set up in a shady wooden hut where you can choose from a range of treatments to enjoy.

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.

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Getting Here


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. 


  • Outdoors
  • Lifeguard
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Accessibility
  • Disabled access


  • Activities
  • Hiking / Walking
  • Pedalos
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming