Are you already planning your next summer holidays with the whole family? Mallorca is one of the most popular Mediterranean destinations, particularly for families, and its beaches are undoubtedly one of the main attractions. As we couldn’t conceive of summer in Mallorca without a good dip in the sea and a few rays of sunshine, today we tell you which are the best beaches to go with children in Mallorca. Let’s go!
Mallorca with children: beaches, theme parks and fun
Mallorca is one of the best places to enjoy with children, and the island is also very well equipped to accommodate the whole family. On the island, you will find many plans suitable for all ages and tastes, from water parks, beaches perfectly suitable for children, through family cycling and even parks in the middle of pine forests with zip lines (the Jungle Parc of Santa Ponsa is a clear favourite).
In addition to the beach, there are countless other plans that you can make with the smallest of the house on the island. If you want to discover the best activities and what is essential in Mallorca if you travel with your family, we invite you to read also our other post about what to do with children in Mallorca. Theme parks, caves full of history and stalagmites, and many excursions suitable for children. You won’t get bored for a second!
Beaches for children in Mallorca: what characteristics should they have?
If we travel with children, we are not worth any beach, or at least, we are sure that we will be more comfortable in a larger one, with few rocks, and with a series of facilities or nearby establishments, such as restaurants, showers or toilets. In order to choose the best beach to go with children, in Mallorca and in practically any destination, we look for that it fulfils several of the following requirements:
- Toilets, showers and/or changing rooms in the surroundings or the beach itself
- Shallow depth
- Easy and close parking
- Easy and wide access
- Preferably a sandy beach or one with few rocks
- If possible, it would be great to have a beach with shaded areas to take shelter from the sun from time to time.
- Nearby beach bar, restaurants or mini-markets
- Extra: beaches that also include inflatable water slides for children, nearby children’s areas or children’s sports are ideal
The best beaches to go with children in Mallorca
Playa de Muro
Muro beach is one of Mallorca’s clear favourites and is also one of the favourite options for most families. The beach, which lies between the popular Alcudia beach and its neighbour, Can Picafort, is one of the most family-friendly on the island.
The beach, classified as Blue Flag, is quite wide, sandy, and shallow and clear waters. There is not usually much swell on the Platja de Muro, and it should be noted that it remains super clean most of the year. The most remarkable thing about it is that you can walk in the water for several meters without covering the water, so it is one of the best options and beaches to go with children in Mallorca.
The Playa de Muro is usually very quiet, although in summer is somewhat more crowded, especially on weekends. Even so, as it is quite extensive, there is usually no problem to move around or find a place. Ah! There is also a large pine grove area where you can rest from the sun when you want. The same thing happens with parking, it is usually easy to find parking nearby.
Best of all, it’s right next to S’Albufera Natural Park, so you can always combine both if you feel like it and there’s time.
Santa Ponsa Beach
In the beautiful and large Mallorcan municipality of Calviá, we find Santa Ponsa, one of the most visited areas on the island. Santa Ponsa has one of the largest offers of leisure and restaurants, but also one of the most popular beaches and run by residents, tourists and many families. Undoubtedly, it is in the top ranking of the best beaches to go with children in Mallorca.
Santa Ponsa Beach, with its golden sand, is quite long and wide, about 1,300m long. It is quite easy to reach on foot, as it is next to its promenade, where you will find numerous shops, tourist apartments and restaurants. On the other hand, access to it by car or public transport is also very easy, as it is only 15 minutes from the centre of Palma and is very well connected. Parking or arriving will not be a problem!
Santa Ponsa Beach, with its calm and shallow waters, is one of the favourite options for those who travel with children in Mallorca. It has a wonderful children’s playground close to the boardwalk, sunshade and hammock rental service, and many other services to make your beach plan comfortable and stress-free. If you take a baby pram, don’t worry, the beach of Santa Ponsa has specific access for wheelchairs that you can use.
As if that weren’t enough, Santa Ponsa beach also has several beach and water sports available for the more adventurous, and at one end you will find a jetty, from where daily boat excursions depart. If you dare, a boat trip can also be a great plan to enjoy with the little ones.
If you are interested in knowing more about Santa Ponsa and what to do or see there, here is another post on what to do in Santa Ponsa. Don’t hesitate to write it down in your travel plans or choose it as your holiday and accommodation destination, as it is one of the most popular areas for families on the island. There you will also find the Aparthotel Holiday Center, our apartment resort in Santa Ponsa where you can enjoy the best family vacations.
Palmanova Beach, also in Calvia and neighbouring Santa Ponsa, is another wonderful option for families. Like the previous one, it is very close to Palma, just a few minutes away, and offers all kinds of comforts and services necessary to enjoy a day at the beach with the family: shallow, long and sandy, easily accessible and with a beach bar at the end of it. In addition, you will also find shaded areas to rest and a park for children. Without a doubt, we could not miss in our selection of the best beaches to go with children in Mallorca, and it catches you next to Santa Ponsa Beach. Take note!
We hope you have found our new post about the best beaches to go with children in Mallorca useful, and that organising your summer holidays is now the easy way to go. If you need more advice on what to see in Mallorca, where to stay or which are the best activities in such emblematic areas as Santa Ponsa, in our Holiday Center blog you will find many other articles that are sure to help you. See you soon!