Cala Pi is a quiet, relaxing beach in high season or low. It is great for a day trip when visiting rural Mallorca. It will help you to refill your coastal batteries, especially if you’re heading back to winter.
You want to take advantage of this one with crystal clear waters, sandy beaches and a lifeguard service during the summer. You’ll have access to a cute beach bar serving soft drinks, snacks, and free parking! There is also a lovely walk to a nearby beach, Cala Beltran.
Be sure to keep reading to find out why this is a much see Cala!
- Beach length: 50m
- Beach depth: 100m
- Beach type: Sandy
- Showers: No
- Sunbeds to rent: Yes
- Lifeguard: Yes, in summer
- Refreshments: Yes
- Toilets: No
- Watersports: No
- Postcode: 70639
What is Cala Pi Like?
The beach at Cala Pi is 50m wide but 100m deep, giving you space to spread out on the sand. Rocky cliffs and lush vegetation flank the beautiful beach. The still waters provide excellent snorkelling and scuba diving opportunities. There are, unfortunately, no water sports.
The Cala Pi beach was named after the torrent and the pines surrounding it. Cala Pi can be a busy beach during peak season, but access is easy, with plenty of free car parking.
Cala Pi Llucmajor is the closest town to Cala Pi beach and is situated just 30 km from Palma de Mallorca. Cala Pi is located 40 minutes from the airport.
Cala Pi is on the south coast of Mallorca and is relatively accessible. Yet, you must descend many steps before enjoying the natural beauty of the rocky cliffs and fine sand beach.
Restaurants, Bars & Facilities
Sun loungers are rented out at Cala Pi’s sandy beach during summer, and there is a bar on the beach servicing a variety of drinks as well as ice cream. Sometimes there are food stalls at the beach in summer!
There are also some food stalls at the beach in the summer months. No bathrooms exist, so use one when you’re still in the little town.
Lifeguard & Watersports
There is a manned lifeguard station at Playa de Cala Pi from May to August. They attend from around 9 am to 5 pm.
Due to the curve of the bay, the water is mainly still, making it an idyllic spot for snorkelling and diving but not for many other watersports.
Is Cala Pi Family-friendly?
Cala Pi beach is family-friendly. Its extensive golden sand beach continues into the sea underfoot when exploring the shallow waters. The gentle waves caused by the natural harbour create a perfect environment for less experienced swimmers.
Where to Park at Cala Pi beach
This award-winning beach has ample parking and is situated just off a small suburban area. The beach is easily accessible from a parking perspective. But, you’ll need to head to the beach bar for a congratulatory drink after descending the 147 steps to the beach.
Other Nearby Beaches
Other beaches to explore near Cala Pi are:
- Cala Beltran
- Cala en Paiàs de baix
- Ses Covetes
- Playa del Trench
- Cala Vella
- Platja Caló de ses Lleonardes
Nearby Hotels & Resort
There are only a few hotels, so it’s best to book alternative accommodations, such as:
- Finca “Atalaia”
- Finca Gomera
- Finca La Verana
- Son Perdiu Agroturismo
- Finca Es Llobets
- Can Carro
- Sa Corva Den Borino – Finca Agroturismo
There is more accommodation a bit further into the countryside than the town itself.
Is Cala Pi worth visiting?
Playa de Cala Pi is a fantastic beach for a day visit. There is plenty of space, the snorkelling opportunities are excellent, and there are several exciting hikes in the area. The beach has a lifeguard in the summer, as well as a beach bar.
What to do around Cala Pi?
There are many things other than swimming and lounging to do at Cala Pi:
- Hike to Cala Beltran
- scuba diving
- explore the island’s earliest known settlement