Sun, Sea & Sand
27.06.2009 - 04.07.2009 30 °C
The rugged but picturesque Mallorcan coastline provides for dramatic cliffs plunging into aquamarine depths and secluded sandy coves. Sun, sea & sand are in abundance. The northern pocket of Mallorca is away from the hustle and bustle of the island's largest city of Palma and offers some of the islands best swimming spots. By far the most dramatic beach setting we visited was Cala Barques, part of the tiny holiday village of Cala Sant Vicenc. It is a pebbly beach, no good for sand castles, nestled in amongst high rock cliffs.
Dotted around the Badia de Pollenca we visited Tamarells,
Platja de Formentor and Bonaire,
the highlight being Formentor which demanded a second visit. It features fine white sand, which the children and Dads find perfect for sculpting the most intricate of sand castles. The beach is lined with shady trees providing welcome relief from the sun and make for a delightful picnic spot.
We traveled to Formentor via a tight windey road with a clear drop into the sea on one side for most of the way.