Cala Santanyi is one of the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca, with fine sand, clear waters, and a stunning backdrop of pine forests.
It is well situated in the south east and has all the facilities you need for a gorgeous beach day, including beach bars, water activities, and beautiful views from the rocky cliffs.
So, grab your sun hat and let’s get into all Cala Santanyi has to offer.
- Beach length: 120m
- Beach depth: 90m
- Beach type: Sandy
- Showers: Yes
- Sunbeds to rent: Yes
- Lifeguard: Yes
- Refreshments: Yes
- Toilets: Yes
- Watersports: Yes
- Postcode: 07659
What is Cala Santanyi Beach Like?
Cala Santanyi is located on the south east coast of Mallorca. It is a popular resort town during the summer months when more extensive beaches are overcrowded.
Cala Santanyi beach boasts beautiful fine sand surrounded by pine forests. The beach is secluded within a cove of rocky cliffs, making the water calm, perfect for those that enjoy snorkelling.
The area of Cala Santanyi is located about six kilometres from the rural town of Santanyi.
The beach of Cala Santanyi is just over 50km from Palma de Mallorca Airport. But have no fear; a bus takes just over two hours to get you to your beach paradise destination.
If public transport isn’t your thing, you can hire a car that will take around 45 minutes from the airport.
Here are some distances to Cala Santanyi from popular areas in Mallorca:
- Palma de Mallorca — 56 km
- Magaluf — 75 km
- Catedral – Basílica de Santa María — 56 km
- Puerto Portals — 69 km
- Cala d’Or — 15 km
Restaurants, Bars & Facilities
There are some wonderful restaurants and beach bars along the front and up the small roads leading up from it.
The restaurants offer fantastic seafood and local cuisine that we recommend giving a go. Mallorca is one place to try seafood; it’s incredibly fresh from the marinas dotted around the island.
When visiting Cala Santanyi, you can rent sun loungers and umbrellas to give you a relaxing experience. There are also showers and bathrooms available, and this popular beach is accessible to everyone, with easy access from the street.
If you’re looking for some refreshments to take along, there is a small supermarket nearby.
Lifeguard & Watersports
As mentioned, Cala Santanyi is in a cove that helps keep waves to a minimum; this beach offers the perfect place for scuba diving and snorkelling. The rocks also lend themself to seeing the beautiful sea life of Mallorca.
Plus, since the conditions are calm, you might also enjoy renting water bikes and riding along the bay.
Paddle boats are also available at Cala Santanyi, where you can paddle out to see Es Pontàs, a unique rock formation in the ocean.
A diving school in Cala Santanyi also offers trips to see the underwater caves.
The good news? Lifeguards on duty during the summer season keep families safe while enjoying the clear waters.
Is Cala Santanyi Beach Family-friendly?
Cala Santanyi is a very family-friendly beach that everyone can experience. The shallow and flat water is an excellent place for children to enjoy a paddle and maybe even see some fish too.
This fine sand beach is a good spot when other beaches can get a little crowded during the high season.
Where to Park at Cala Santanyi
There is minimal parking next to the beach of Cala Santanyi, so we recommend staying in Cala Santanyi if you’re visiting the beach for a day.
If you’ve hired a car, you might get lucky on the day or find parking on one of the smaller streets.
But public transport might be your best bet, so hop on the bus; it’s super reliable.
Other Nearby Beaches
Nearby Hotels & Resorts
Cala Santanyi has some excellent hotel options along the beachfront.
You can soak up the beautiful views and enjoy the short walk down to the beach.
Here are some options:
- Hotel Pinos Playa.
- Chalets Torre Nova.
- Villa Del Salto Uceda.