Hello there... I´ve seen in forums a very typical question about nice beaches in Palma, near the fun or in the contrary, really lonely and peacefull... here is my tip...
Looking for fun? The first place that comes to my mind are the classical Arenal and Magaluff, only 10km from Palma but they are really over crowded, I don´t recommend them, only if U´re looking for bars and discos all day long. Other good place is Cala Blava. It´s a nice place around 25km from palma, with nice not so crowded beaches and U have the city nearby. There are also Palma Nova, Portal Nous that could be other choices, about 15km from Palma. There are two other places, but in the other side of the island, Port Alcudia and Port Pollenca, with lot of bars and nigh clubs to choose from.
If looking for nice quiet places.... Port Andratx is a good place, 30km from Palma. It has some bars around where to have drinks and enjoy the sea breeze. Other good choice could be Sant Elm, is a very peacefull place, with a nice beach but is not so close to Palma, is about 40km and not so much night life. If U rent a car U will have many more options. Cala Millor, Cala Figuera, Cala Ratjada, Cala Murada, Cala Mallorca and may other places.
As U can see, there are many options, hope the info will be usefull.
Walking on the beach we can admire lots of things: sunset, the sea, people ...
Well, but this beach had something special, what i call art made of sand.
I just took this photo, but every day I saw a different sculpture made of sand. Beautiful isn't it?
Favorite thing: In Mallorca you can find hot, blue water and white sand. When i had been there i didn't go many times to the beach because i went to visit the Island. Every day there was a different place to visit and to explore. In Mallorca Island there are not only beautiful beaches, but there are amazing places to visit and enjoy, don't forget this.
The beach in El Arenal is realy beautiful. It is long beach ,I do not know how long, probablly 6-7 km. At every 500 metars there is a restorant where you can have some refreshment. My favorite was Bacardi&Coke. The only thing i didn't like was that i had to walk long time trough the water until I can have a proper swiming. It is great for children I guess.
Fondest memory: That Bacardi was realy something :)
Just relaxing on the beach was great! We rented bike one day and rode about 20 to 30 miles in one day to see some spanish castles, towns, and museums.
Fondest memory: Just laying on the beach looking at the blue water.
Favorite thing: let know the local authorities that you love endemic seagrass Posidonia dead and dry leaves to be left alone on the sandy beaches. They prevent erosion and are natural. These days the hotel bussiness want them to be removed to 'clean' the beaches and have more room for hammacks, sun umbrellas, water motorbikes and the rest of all that rubish...!
Fondest memory: It's not all crowded beaches and heaving masses of people enjoying themselves! This little bay is somewhere not too far from Ibiza town, and was very popular, unspoilt and not too crowded.
Fondest memory: This is a view of our yacht in the marina. This was my 'home' for two weeks, and therefore I have no 'Accommodation' recommendations, other than to say this was a great way to live and explore the surrounding islands.
Fondest memory: Even in mid October the temperature was over 20 degrees in the late afternoon. This is me(!) enjoying an icecream on the promenade at St.Eulalia, a little way Northeast of Ibiza town. Not too many tourists here now, but still lots to see and enjoy.
Fondest memory: I like to lay on the beach for a couple of days until i get bored, then have a wander to see the sights.
Favorite thing: This is San Antonio, whewe we´ve been. If you are not afraid of fat and ugly Englisch people go there. There are a some nice places and a good nightlife ;)