The hot August sun is beating down on Mallorca and it is the perfect time to sit back, relax and give your skin the vitamin D it has been craving all year. This baking sun is an extraordinary 30-33 degrees at the moment and so a day at the beach with it's gentle breeze and gorgeous sea is the perfect way to stay cool.
Majorca's largest continuous beach is the one at Alcudia. The soft sand beach stretches for miles, from Port Alcudia all the way up to the Platjes de Muro so there is definitely a spot waiting for you and the family. The beach offers plenty of parasols and inviting cool blue waters to keep the heat off.
Alcudia resort is one of Majorca's most popular holiday destinations, attracting healthy crowds every year to both the old town of Alcudia and the beach resort of Port Alcudia. The towns are right next to each other so it is just a short walk from Alcudia town before you reach the sands at the Port. The beach in Port Alcudia is ideal for spending the day relaxing and boasts some pretty good sandcastle building sand.
The last time I came to the beach at Port Alcudia, there were hundreds of neoprene clad Ironmen and women taking to the beach to dive into the waters as they set off on their 1.9km swim back in May. But for the summer season, the beach has been restored to normality with sunbeds and parasols for as far as the eye can see. The beach in Port Alcudia is over looked by many sports hotels and the annual Ironman 70.3 takes place here with participants coming from all over the world to complete. Even some of the best British athletes stay in these sports hotels, including the highly successful British team, Team Sky.
If swimming an Ironman doesn’t take your fancy, then just enjoy paddling about in the lovely clear waters of Port Alcudia. The sand stretches out quite far so it can take a while until you are out of your depth, and coastguards are always on hand to watch out for any problems and provide first aid on the beach. There are sunbeds on the beach that cost €4.50 each for a days hire from 10am-6pm and it is slightly more for a parasol to be included. Alternatively, if you want to take your own sunbeds with you then there are vast areas of beach available to set up your own patch to spend the day, and individual sunbeds can be picked up from the beach attendants should you change your mind.
There are many traditional ‘Balneario’ bars located along the beach that sell everything from drinks & ice-creams to hearty meals such as pizzas, pastas and paellas. This is often a good way to cool off for a while without walking miles to find somewhere to eat, generally the bars are very friendly and sandy feet are never turned away. The gentle summer breeze at Port Alcudia is enough to take the immense heat off and is a great characteristic of many of the beaches in the north of Mallorca.
I also took a walk around the town of Port Alcudia and the stunning marina by the side of the beach. There are many boats in this marina but unlike some ports this marina is not sandwiched between beaches so usually boats will not come close to swimmers, which leaves the waters very clear and safe for swimming. Port Alcudia’s main promenade is pedestrianised and called the Paseo Maritimo, and is home to many bars and restaurants as well as perfume and clothes shops located all along it.
The beach at Port Alcudia is very family friendly and a good way to spend the day here in the north of Majorca, the sun beds are typically set out for the summer season from June - October and the weather is generally very warm during these months, particularly in late July - August. Just don’t forget to take plenty of water and slap on the suncream!
For more information on Majorca's beaches, take a look at our page on The Best Beaches in Mallorca.