About Playa de Formentor
Playa de Formentor is a beautiful, Blue-Flag beach located along the Formentor Peninsula in the northeastern tip of the island, about 10 kilometres from Port de Pollença. Set in one of the wildest and most dramatic of landscapes, with dense pine forests and views of the Tramuntana mountains, Playa de Formentor is a long, skinny, white sand beach, about 1-kilometre long, with sparkling green-blue water. It backs directly onto the pine forests, which can offer a nice bit of shade on hot days. The beach is very popular with tourists who also make their way north for the scenic views at the Cap de Formentor, the farthest point on the island that ends in a lighthouse, and from where on certain days you can see Menorca.
Playa de Formentor is divided into three sections, each of which has their own set prices for lounge chairs and umbrellas, and prices can get quite high in peak summer months. There are showers and toilets on site as well. There is not a lot of sand on this beach, despite its length, it is quite narrow so it can get quite crowded. The water is shallow and there are rarely waves here, which is nice for small children. Some areas of the beach can get rocky but otherwise it’s easily accessible. People of all ages enjoy this beach. Families, as well as young people enjoy its beauty and calm. There are water activities for hire such as paddle boats, windsurfing and SUP equipment, but it’s not too overwhelming with noise or equipment, leaving plenty of room for swimmers and snorkelers. There are couple of small souvenir shops as well.
There are two restaurants on the beach, one of which is more of a self-service snack bar and the other more upscale with a larger selection of beach food such as pizza, burgers and fish.
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Safety and Access
Playa de Formentor is easily accessible by car but be prepared to pay a hefty fee for parking, which can go up to 15 euros in the summer. Cyclists and hikers often make their way to this beach as there are great trails and roads nearby for both sports. There is a small dirt path from the parking to the beach, making wheelchair access difficult, but not impossible and with the surrounding trees there are places to sit in the shade right on the beach. You can also arrive here by bus, via Port de Pollença. The bus stop is near the parking entrance.
If you come by boat, this is a great beach from which to anchor your boat for the day thanks to the water’s depth and sandy base.
In the summer months there is a lifeguard on duty from 10:00 – 18:00hrs.
Playa de Formentor is one of Mallorca’s prestigious Blue-Flag beaches, and it works hard to maintain its clean and eco-responsible status.
Things to do on Playa de Formentor
Playa de Formentor is a great beach for water activities. Besides great swimming and snorkeling, there are several water sports activities available including paddle boats, SUP, and windsurfing, canoeing and jet skiing. You can also rent small sailboats and catamarans or buy a ticket for a glass bottom boat tour. This is a beautiful area for walking and exploring among the pine trees and hilly landscapes.
Restaurants on Playa de Formentor
There are two restaurants on the beach. L’Espigo beach bar is very casual and family friendly. Mostly self service type food such as sandwiches and burgers that you can eat there or bring back to the beach. La Varanda restaurant is slightly further down the beach and is more upscale in price and service. The food includes some Mallorcan dishes as well as fish, pizza and burgers among other items. For a special lunch, dust off the sand and put on a nice beach coverup and visit the gorgeous Hotel Formentor, one of the oldest hotels on the island, with a rich history of hosting famous artists and aristocracy over the years. Here you’ll find several fantastic dining options.
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Hotels on Playa de Formentor
The Hotel Formentor, which is right on the beach, opened its doors in 1930 and has seen many famous visitors stay in its rooms over the years including Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. A full-service, high end hotel with direct beach access, it’s a lovely option if it fits your budget. About a 15 minute car ride away is Port de Pollença, a family friendly resort town that has remained elegant and accessible over the years and offers a wide range of accommodations including vacation rentals and small hotels to luxury 5-star hotels. Port d’Alcúdia is a bit further away, and offers even more of a range of accommodations, including bigger hotels and self catering rentals.
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Nearby Playa de Formentor
Port de Pollença is a great base for a holiday on Mallorca, especially to explore the northern region of the island. A lovely port town with many restaurants, shops and bars, a nice boardwalk and clean beach, there is plenty to offer visitors of all ages. The town of Pollença, about 10-minutes from the port by car, is a beautiful village full of cobblestone streets, great shops and a lively Sunday Market.
A drive up to Cap de Formentor is a must as well. The route is breathtaking, literally, at times the road can get a bit steep, but the views and surrounding landscapes will create some unforgettable memories.
Alcúdia, a medieval-walled town is a fun day or half-day visit from the beach. It is filled with great restaurants, shops and a couple of boutique hotels, but it is the fortress like entrance to the city that makes it special. Alcúdia has a long history that includes Phoenician and Greek inhabitants, a large Roman settlement, Pirates and Arab invaders and eventually the Christian conquest. Remnants of all these incredible histories can be found along the narrow streets of Alcúdia. Be sure to include a visit to the nearby Port d’Alcúdia, a lively port town that puts on many festivals and events throughout the summer.
And for another beach option, Playa d’Alcúdia is a large, Blue Flag beach full of activities, restaurants and shops that is minutes from the Port.