The Cala Formentor beach, also called Playa de Formentor, is a stunning holiday spot located on the Formentor peninsula in northeast Mallorca. Cala Formentor beach is wrapped in a landscape of tropical pine trees and the jagged Tramuntana mountains. The ideal, secluded sandy beach to get away from it all.
Ready to step right inside a picture postcard and wade through glittering turquoise waters? Read on for key information about visiting the popular Formentor beach and how to make the most of your island getaway.
- Beach length: 1km
- Beach depth: 12m
- Beach type: sand (with some pebbles)
- Showers: yes
- Sunbeds to rent: yes
- Lifeguard: yes (during summer months)
- Refreshments: two restaurants and an ice cream vendor
- Toilets: yes
- Water sports: pedal boats and jet skis are available to rent
- Postcode: 07470
What Is Cala Formentor Like?
Cala Formentor rather resembles one of those impossibly perfect beaches you might spot in the window of a travel agent; all fine white sand and glistening, glassy waters. The Cala Formentor beach is long and narrow, with an overhang of tropical green trees all year round.
The drawback? It gets busy. July and August are the busiest months for Cala Formentor, but either side of this summer high season will also see a high volume of tourists.
Cala Formentor is located in the municipality of Pollença, in northern Mallorca. The beach is found 7km to the northwest of Port de Pollença.
Restaurants, Bars & Facilities
You will pass the necessary ice cream stand as you arrive at the beach and quickly spot a tourist shop and small restaurant in the middle of the beach.
A second restaurant is located at the eastern end of the beach. It is easier to miss, so it is often quieter than the first.
Lifeguard & Water Sports
A lifeguard is on duty during the busier times, particularly in the height of summer. There is no lifeguard on duty between October and May.
Cala Formentor beach is a popular beach for water sports enthusiasts. It is possible to hire a small pedal boat (or pedalo) or even a jet ski. The crystal clear water is ideal for snorkelling, with nearby shops selling amateur gear for visitors to try.
Take a trip on a glass-bottomed boat from Cala Formentor beach, and peer down into the turquoise depths.
Cala Formentor has the right climate and conditions for kayaking, paddle boarding and windsurfing. Keep in mind that the equipment for these activities is not available to hire on the beach, so you will need to bring your own.
Is Cala Formentor Family-Friendly?
Yes, in the sense that it has shallow water to splash about in, and there is a lifeguard on duty during the busy holiday months.
It is a popular beach for water sports, though, most of which are not suitable for smaller children. There is also limited space for children to run around and play.
Where To Park At Cala Formentor
There is a paid car park located on the edge of the beach. There is also some parking along the road nearby, but if you visit during busier months, expect these parking spots to be the first to be taken!
Other Nearby Beaches
The closest beach by road is Cala Figuera.
Puerto de Pollensa beach is easily accessible by boat.
Nearby Hotels & Resorts
One of the first luxury hotels in Mallorca, the Royal Hideaway Formentor is just a few minute’s walk from the seafront.
The closest holiday resort is Puerto de Pollensa. Visitors to this resort often visit Cala Formentor via the regular boat trip, which connects the resort to the beach.
Does Cala Formentor beach have wheelchair access?
Yes, wooden walkways make the beach accessible for wheelchair users.
Can you walk to Formentor lighthouse?
The lighthouse at Cap de Formentor stands 210 metres above sea level. It is a long, steep road and not recommended for foot traffic. You can visit by car, except from June to September when the road is only open to bicycles and tour buses.