Cala Deia

Known as one of the most beautiful pebble beaches in all of Mallorca, Cala Deia is located in a small rocky bay. Although it can be difficult to get to if you are a non-driver and prefer to walk, it is most definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

Just ensure that you turn up early, however. This place is a huge hit with tourists and locals, who love nothing more than to while away an afternoon relaxing in the warm waters of the Med. And who can blame them?

Key Facts

  • Beach length: 70m
  • Beach type: Pebbles and stones
  • Showers: No
  • Sunbeds to rent: No
  • Lifeguard: No
  • Refreshments: No
  • Toilets: No
  • Watersports: No

What is Cala Deia Like?

Although a long beach, Cala Deia is only 10 metres wide at its biggest. It proves very popular, so getting to the area early is a must, especially in July and August, when the beach can be extremely busy with sun worshippers and swimmers.

The beach itself is comprised of pebbles and stones, so if you want barefoot walks through soft sand, this probably isn’t the best option for you.

However, the main draw of the area is undoubtedly the clear blue waters that make swimming here an almost out-of-body experience.

Location

The beach is located in the charming little mountain village of Deia, which sits between Soller and Valldemossa in the northwest of the country. Getting to the village can be a somewhat challenging walk, thanks to the long stretch of winding, narrow roads that lead to it. For this reason, many people prefer to drive to the village.

Restaurants, Bars & Facilities

There are two restaurants close to the area, both serving very good food. Both of these restaurants have spectacular views of the bay. The Ca’s Patró March is located on the cliffs overlooking the bay. If you like seafood, you’re in luck. This restaurant rustles up the freshest local fare at reasonable prices.

The Beewi Paseo Mallorca is also an excellent option for a relaxed dining experience. Well known for making the best cocktails in the area, this restaurant is a big hit with both visitors to the area and locals alike.

Lifeguard & Watersports

Although the location is limited in terms of activities, there are a few very large rocks in the water, which are excellent for snorkelling to. The crystal clear waters of the sea mean that you’ll get stunning views beneath you.

The beach is not manned by lifeguards, so do keep this in mind if you are travelling with young children.

Is Cala Deia Family-friendly?

When it comes to holidaying with the little ones, it can be difficult to decide where to take them. This beach is largely gravelly and, therefore, is not always a hit with young children. As well as this, the beach tends to get very busy in the summer months, so there won’t be much room to run around, play, and build sand castles.

However, the water is largely shallow and very calm, so if the kids enjoy swimming and water sports, this charming area with panoramic views could keep them entertained for an afternoon.

Where to Park at Cala Deia

If you are travelling by car to visit Cala Deia beach, parking won’t be a problem. There is a large car park which is situated very close to the beach, and, for a fee, you can park here for the day.

Other Nearby Beaches

Due to the rocky and mountainous nature of the coastline on this side of the island beaches are few and far between. You have to travel quite a distance to the north to Port de Soller to find another beach.

Nearby Hotels & Resorts

If you want to stay close to the beach, a few options are open. If a bit of luxury is your thing, you might want to consider the 5-star hotel Belmond La Residencia. Comprised of twin manor houses and an award-winning spa, the hotel boasts stunning green gardens among olive and citrus groves.

If you’d prefer a slightly more intimate experience, Sa Pedrissa Hotel, situated just 0.4 miles away from the beach, is the perfect spot for a couple’s retreat. The 17th-century country house has its own private pool, so if you can’t get a spot on the beach during high season, you can still take a relaxing dip with a drink in hand, if you prefer.