Puerto Pollensa is located in the northern part of Mallorca. It is not far from the holiday resort Port d’Alcudia, whereas the distance to the airport near Palma de Mallorca is approx. 65 km.
The beach in general
Puerto Pollensa has many fine sand beaches. The main beach is located a bit south of the harbour and is officially called Platja del Port de Pollensa. It is almost one and a half kilometres long and very wide. From the beach, there is an impressive view of the mountains on the Formentor peninsula.
North of the harbour, there are some small beaches along the wide sea front. This is a very nice area, but it may be a bit crowded in July and August.
All the beaches have bright and fine-grained sand, and the water is clear and rather shallow. There are many sections with sun lounges and sunshades just as there are showers and toilets several places.
It is possible to park along the road behind the large beach or in the paid parking lot near the harbour. Here you can park in the central part of town.
With their lovely soft sand and quite shallow water, all the beaches are child-friendly. There are rarely high waves, particularly at the beaches north of the harbour.
Water sports activities
At the large beach, you can rent boats, windsurfing equipment, small catamarans and water bikes.
From the harbour, it is possible to take different boat trips for examples diving trips. Or a trip with a sailboat, from where you can swim and go snorkelling, when it is anchored up. It is also possible to rent your own small motor boat or sailboat.
Along the sea front north of the harbour, there is a great selection of cafés and restaurants with outdoor service on the car-free promenade.
The large beach south of the harbour has a variety of small restaurants and mini markets where it is possible to buy refreshments.
Puerto Pollensa holiday resort
Puerto Pollensa is a charming and lovely town with a nice beach and sea front. It is a fine alternative to Port d’Alcudia if your prefer to stay in the northern part of Mallorca.
There are many good hotels in Puerto Pollensa such as the apartment hotel Apartamentos Bellamar, which is located right next to the beach and is of very high standard.
The town has a good location for excursions to the Formenter peninsula, for example to the lovely beach Cala Formentor or the Cap de Formentor at the head of the peninsula. Every Sunday morning, there is a large market at the Placa Mayor in Puerto Pollensa.
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Puerto Pollensa map
Puerto Pollensa seen from above. The most popular part of the beach is south of the harbour.