About Playa de Santa Ponsa
Playa de Santa Ponsa is the main beach in Santa Ponsa, a popular resort town about 20 kilometers from Palma on the southwest coast. Situated between two rocky points, Playa Santa Ponsa forms a protected bay with a long stretch of white sand and clear blue water. At 1300-meters long, it is also one of the longest beaches on the island.
Playa Santa Ponsa attracts an under 50 international tourist crowd, particularly German as well as English, and with families who appreciate the safer waters, easy access and host of nearby restaurants. Locals appreciate the large beach as well, but it’s not an exclusive beach, nor does it boast many higher end activities or accommodations, although they can be found further afield.
The water is shallow and calm, ideal for swimming and playing. Boats are anchored far off shore and the water is well marked with flags and buoys. All sorts of water sports from paddle boats, jet skis, kayaks to paragliding can be hired at the beach. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are available to rent or you can set your towel right on the sand. Playa Santa Ponsa has modest onsite facilities with showers, changing areas, and toilets.
The beach backs up to a small forest of pine trees and grass, a nice place to get some shade or have a picnic lunch. The long boardwalk connects with the park area and is filled with restaurants serving a range of food from Italian to Mallorcan to burgers and fries, cafe’s, shops and hotels. You’ll find the local tourist office here as well.
Playa Santa Ponsa is proud of its high standards of cleanliness and eco-responsibility. It was awarded the Blue Flag award by the Foundation for Environmental Education and a “Q” rating for high European quality.
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Safety and Access
With its mild water and easy access, Playa Santa Ponsa is a safe and family friendly beach. There are several lifeguard stations with an on-duty lifeguard all summer from 10h-18h. The water area is well marked with flags indicating swim and no-swim zones. There is also a first aid centre on the boardwalk. Wheelchair and disability access is quite good thanks to the nearby boardwalk.
Free and paid parking areas are easily found in town, as well as local bus service connecting to nearby towns including Palma.
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Major Attractions nearby Playa de Santa Ponsa
Santa Ponsa is a great base for excursions along the southwest coast including Sa Dragonera island. Port Adriano, the Philippe Starck designed marina filled with some incredible superyachts, and shopping is just 10 minutes away as is Puerto Portals, another beautiful port and recreation area where you can spend the day shopping, eating, and exploring.
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Things to do on Playa de Santa Ponsa
Playa Santa Ponsa has plenty of fun activities available and it is a water sports heaven. Paddle boats, banana boats, jet skiing, water skiing, and paragliding are available as well as smaller boat charters for trips along the southwest coast.
Looking for a more intimate beach to “get away from it all?” An easy, fifteen-minute walk from Playa Santa Ponsa is Pellicer beach, a smaller, cove like beach that backs up to the coastal cliffs. There are less services here so it’s important to bring plenty of water and food if you are hungry.
For yachters, there is the nearby Club Nautico de Santa Ponsa, and for those looking to get away from the beach, Nova Santa Ponsa, a nearby town, is home to several top golf clubs open to all levels of golfers.
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Restaurants in Playa de Santa Ponsa
If you prefer eating on the beach, sandy and shoeless, there are several beach bars, called chiringuitos, on Playa Santa Ponsa that let you do just that.
Offering classic beach fare such as burgers, fries, sandwiches and ice-cream, these are great for families with kids who want to keep playing in the sand while waiting for food. If you can manage to rinse off some sand and put shoes on, the nearby village of Santa Ponsa has plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from including Italian, Asian, British-style pubs and local Mallorcan cooking. A short drive away you’ll find several gourmet restaurants including Las Adelfas, 7Fuegos, located in the Santa Ponsa Club Náutico.
Hotels nearby Playa de Santa Ponsa
Santa Ponsa is a great getaway particularly for families and those interested in a resort style vacation. The town has several large and mid-size hotel chains, and a range of vacation rental apartment buildings that offer good deals and all within walking distance to the beach. See more information on hotels along the southwest coast.
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Nearby Playa de Santa Ponsa
Santa Ponsa is a great base from which to explore the island. The quiet of Port d’Andratx or the high end Puerto Portals are lovely day visits for high end shopping and eating, while Palma Nova and Magaluf offer more resort friendly options both for younger people looking for night life and families with children interested in non-beach activities like mini golf and water parks.
If you fancy a day away from the beach, the majestic Serra de Tramuntana Mountains are just 15-20 minutes away by car. You can spend the day hiking and picnicking and exploring some of the old villages in the area.
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More Places on Mallorca
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