Coves & BeachesPuerto Pollensa

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Coves and Beaches
in Puerto de Pollensa

The area of Puerto Pollensa is one of the most attractive on the north coast of Mallorca thanks to its charming coves and beaches. Here you’ll find fine sandy beaches, easily accessible coves, and other more remote spots that can be reached by hiking or renting one of the small boats available at the port.

Let’s take a tour of some of the main coves of Pollensa, on both sides of the long peninsula of Formentor.

We’ll start at the beach of Puerto de Pollensa and continue northwards, around the cape of Formentor. Afterwards, we’ll continue down the north part until we reach Cala San Vicente.


Puerto de Pollensa Beach

Puerto de Pollensa Beach

The main, most accessible beach in Puerto de Pollensa is the one right by the marina. There’s a long beach with all the services you might need on a beach day, especially to the right side.

You’ll find kayak rentals, activities such as parasailing and play areas for the youngest members of the family. It stretches from the quay to the area of Llenaire, where you’ll find a section specially designed for dogs.

It is the most visited sandy beach thanks to its ease of access, which makes it perfect for whole families who want to enjoy a day of sun, sea and sand.


Punta de l’Avançada

Punta de l’Avançada

Heading northwards along the bay of Pollensa, the first thing we come across is the "Punta de l'Avançada".

This point is protected by the lighthouse that opens onto the outer bay. It’s a private spot that’s only accessible from the sea. Above it we find "La Fortaleza" (The Fortress). This fully restored former military fortress now hosts exclusive private events such as concerts, celebrity weddings and film and series shoots.

The cove is next to a military zone, so access via land is prohibited. The only way to get there is by boat or kayak.


El Caló

El Caló

Because it is not very easily accessible, this spot is one of the least known in the bay of Pollensa. It can be reached on foot from the Formentor road. It is about 4km of steep ascents and descents.

When you arrive, you’ll find a cove of rounded stones next to the mouth of a stream, which usually only flows after heavy rains or a storm.

This cove is quite open to the sea, so it sometimes has significant waves when there is an easterly wind. Many visitors reach "El Caló" by kayak, but due to the distance from Puerto Pollensa, you must have proper training to do this safely.


Sa Cova

Sa Cova

Between "El Caló" and "Playa de Formentor" beach there is a small inlet that leads to a practically secret cave.

It can also only be accessed from the sea. You’ll find two very special spots at this inlet. At the end, there is a difficult-to-access cave with an underground freshwater stream, which makes the temperature lower than usual for the area.

To the right, there is an opening that leads into a small cave with intensely blue waters inside. The way the light enters gives it this very special colour. Very few people know about this natural cave, and although it’s small, it’s definitely worth going to discover it if you have the chance.


Formentor Beach

Formentor Beach

Formentor beach is located in the bay of the same name, and is home to the well-known Hotel Formentor, which has long been a refuge for artists. You can get here by ferry, car or bus. Remember that the access road is restricted in summer, so most people use the buses that leave from Puerto de Pollensa.

It’s also very common to get to Formentor beach by the ferries and catamarans that arrive from both Pollensa and Alcudia. This allows you to plan an excursion that arrives in the morning and leaves after lunch.


Cala Murta

Cala Murta

This is one of the most classic and well-known coves in the bay of Pollensa. It can be accessed both by foot and by boat.

It can be accessed via the Formentor road, by going until you see the sign for the "Possessió de Cala Murta". The final stretch must be done on foot, as it is a private road that leads to the houses situated on one side of the cove.

Despite the crystal clear water, there are few visitors at this cove. The surrounding woods make it a site of singular natural beauty.


Cala en Gossalba

Cala en Gossalba

This is the cove next to Cala Murta. There is very little dry land here, so people tend to visit it by boat.

The water has an intense blue colour because it is deeper than in other areas. It’s the perfect place for scuba diving or snorkelling, as it has very good visibility.

Cala en Gossalba is reached via Cala Murta, which makes it more complicated to get to than the neighbouring cove.


Cala Figuera

Cala Figuera

This wide cove is the first cove stop after going round the cape of Formentor.

Just like the previous coves, it is accessed via the road leading to Formentor lighthouse. It is a short half an hour hike from the car park found at the top.

It is a very open cove, meaning it is not a good place to anchor and spend the night on a boat. However, on calm days it has transparent waters with an impressive setting thanks to the Serra de Tramuntana mountains.


Cala Boquer

Cala Boquer

Access to this cove is next to Puerto de Pollensa itself, in the so-called “cases de Boquer” (houses of Boquer).

It is found on private land, but access is allowed without issue (excluding overnight stays).

After an easy hike of about 2.5km, you reach Cala de Boquer. Remember that there are no toilets or lighting, so you should return before the sun goes down. It’s wise to take a torch with you.

Only the final part of the hike is somewhat steep, so it’s perfectly suited to families with children.


Cala San Vicente (Sant Vicenç)

Cala San Vicente (Sant Vicenç)

The route of coves and beaches in Pollensa finishes with "Cala Sant Vicenç". It can be reached directly by car by taking a left off the road that connects Pollensa with the Port.

The area is divided into four separate coves (Cala Barques, Cala Molins, Cala Carbó and Cala Clara), so you can choose the spot that best suits your tastes and needs.

The two biggest ones have lifeguards, while the smaller two tend to be less busy.

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