About Playa de Muro
Playa de Muro is the largest sand beach on Mallorca and includes four sections that in total cover nearly six kilometres. Located in the town of Muro, near Alcúdia, on the northeast coast of the island, each of the four beaches that make-up Playa de Muro are white sand, some with sand dunes. Playa de Muro is a perfect beach for all ages groups and caters to tourists and locals alike. It is a very popular beach for families because of its easy access, restaurants, onsite facilities, kid focused activities such as dedicated play areas, and the exceptionally shallow waters in which you have to walk quite far before it gets deep. Playa de Muro is a very popular base for holiday destinations with all of the large hotels and rental apartments within walking distance to the beach.
Section 1 beach, known simply as Playa de Muro, is only about 3 kilometres from Port d’Alcudia beach. Because of its proximity, this is the perhaps the most popular beach on Playa de Muro, with a large number of hotels and restaurants, easy parking and other facilities directly backing up to the beach.
A long, white sand beach that is a popular holiday destination for families and young people. Water sports, restaurants, hotels and a Blue Flag award. […] Playa de Alcudia
Section 2 is slightly less busy, but is still very easily accessible to all of the same facilities. As you move into Sector 3, also known as Sa Comu, the beach is quieter, with facilities and access requiring more of a walk, though parking can be found at both ends of this 1.5 kilometre beach. This section is part of the S’Albufera Natural Park and sand dunes and pine trees surround this natural stretch of beach.
Finally, Sector 4, called Es Cappellans, starts to become more popular again with all restaurants, hotels and facilities right at the beach. This final sector is right near the popular resort of Can Picafort.
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On all of these beaches there are plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas available for rent as well as ample space for your beach towel if you prefer to be directly on the sand. The shallow, clear blue water along Playa de Muro is generally quite calm but on windy days the surf can pick up making small, choppy waves.
Water sports are everywhere on Playa de Muro such as paddle boats, kite surfing, wind surfing, stand up paddle boarding to name a few. The long boardwalk with cafe’s, restaurants, hotels, and shops, small parks and facilities is another bonus that makes this a major holiday destination in the summer months, particularly for Germans, English and Scandinavians. The local tourist office and doctor’s office can be found here as well. The nearby town of Muro has supermarkets and pharmacies.
Despite its large size, Playa de Muro has managed to stay one of the cleanest and eco-responsible beaches on the island, and is proud to fly the prestigious Blue Flag award. Es Cappellans, Sector 4 of Playa de Muro is the only beach here without a Blue Flag award.
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Safety and Access
Playa de Muro is easily accessed by car or bus (regular connections are from Alcudia or Can Picafort), with plenty of paid parking available onsite. If staying nearby take a bike or go on foot to make for even easier access. Sectors 1, 2 and 4 are the most wheelchair and handicap accessible with the boardwalk and parking the closest to the beach. Onsite changing facilities with showers and toilets are all within easy walking distance from the beach itself, something families particularly appreciate. Taxi’s are also available and can take you from town to any of the different sections of the beach as well.
Lifeguard stations are open on all four sections of the beach and provide warning flags for water conditions. The water itself is well marked with flags and buoys indicating swimming, water sports, or boats.
Major Attractions nearby Playa de Muro
There are so many activities on Playa de Muro, but finding some time to visit other attractions further afield is a must. For golf lovers, a visit to the nearby Alcanada golf resort is a must. And for bird watchers and nature lovers, S’Alfubera Natural Park is a beautiful stretch of natural wetlands and great for hiking and biking. Another interesting attraction is the Fundacion Yannick and Ben Jakober, a beautifully designed artists house filled with their private collection that includes children’s portraits from all ages and eclectic animal sculptures.
Port d’Alcúdia and Alcudia are close by at just a few kilometres away. The historical town and the largest port on the island, there are always lots of activities and events throughout the summer.
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Things to do on Playa de Muro
What is there not to do on Playa de Muro?! With so many activities it’s no wonder this is the ideal holiday base for so many people. Water sports include paddle boats, banana boats, kite surfing, wind surfing, sailing and stand up paddle, all of which are easy to hire right on the beach. Beach sports such as volleyball and beach ball courts have their own designated areas and there are small park areas for children, including the classic bouncy house, so there is never a dull moment. If the weather is not too hot, a walk through the dunes and trees, particularly around Sector 3, Sa Comu, makes a beautiful excursion that might be fun for a picnic.
You can also book half day boat trips from Playa de Muro including dolphin tours.
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Restaurants on Playa de Muro
Whether you want to eat on the beach in your bathing suit or indulge in a gourmet meal, you can find it on Playa de Muro. Along the beach there are several beach bars that serve quick and easy beach fare like hot dogs, ice cream and sandwiches. Along the boardwalk and into the town of Muro, there dozens of restaurants serving everything from Italian to Chinese, Indian to American style burgers and of course many serving local Mallorcan cuisine.
Two very popular beachside restaurants include Ponderosa and Royal Beach, both of which draw visitors from across the island for their great locations, fun atmosphere that often includes live music, and delicious food.
Hotels on Playa de Muro
There is no shortage of hotels and accommodations in and around Playa de Muro, most of which are located in the 1st and 4th sections of the beach, near Port d’Alcudia to the north and Can Picafort to the south. You can go upscale with a 5-star rural hotel tucked a bit further inland from the beach, or try a more family friendly ocean front chain hotel that often offer package deals. In the small town of Muro, smaller accommodations including self service rentals are available and some boutique hotels are starting to open in Alcudia and Port d’Alcudia as well.
Mallorca is an ideal place to spend your holidays with a lots of hotels. Are you looking for a hotel near the beach or boutique hotel? Here you’ll find it!
Nearby Playa de Muro
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 Phonecian 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.
Pollensa is another beautiful town to the north. A bit further away than Alcúdia, it is worth a visit, especially on Sunday with its large outdoor market.
All sorts of outdoor activities are possible nearby Playa de Muro; From boating to biking, golfing to small amusement parks, there are plenty of options for children and adults.
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