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10 beautiful beaches in Majorca, from secluded coves to silky sands

Cala Formentor
Cala Formentor is fringed by towering pines, and tempts with a sea in a near immaculate state and spectacular island views Credit: Balate Dorin

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As Majorca enjoys nearly 300 days of sunshine each year, it’s hardly surprising that beach life is top of the agenda for locals and visitors alike. Luckily for sun sybarites the island offers a fine selection of playas (beaches) and calas (coves), and caters for all tastes. There are the bombshell blondes that flaunt swathes of fine golden sand with water as clear as crystal, and small sandy or rocky coves, where one can escape the crowds. Of Majorca’s 208 beaches, at least 30 have Blue Flag status with good amenities including lifeguards, making them a safe bet for families.

Southern coast

Playa de Palma

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