Can Picafort Beach

The long sandy beach is a hotspot for tourists of all ages, with all the amenities you could need, all within close proximity to the main town.

Located on the north-east of the island and a quick drive from Palma Airport, it’s no wonder that the area is so highly regarded as a great place to while away a day or two in Mallorca.

Key Facts

  • Beach length: 1.4 kilometres
  • Beach type: Sandy
  • Showers: Yes
  • Sunbeds to rent: Yes
  • Lifeguard: High season only
  • Refreshments: Yes
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Watersports: Yes

What is Ca’n Picafort Beach Like?

The beach on this coastal resort comprises soft, fine, white sand, and the water is considered relatively shallow, making it a good option for visitors of all ages to have a splash or swim in.


Ca’n Picafort is situated in Alcúdia bay on the north coast of Mallorca, just 10 kilometres from Port d’Alcúdia.

Until the 1960s, the town was a quiet, unassuming small fishing village with only a couple of hundred residents, but that soon changed when an influx of German visitors would regularly make the town their holiday destination of choice.

Today, the town is one of the hottest holiday spots for tourists all over the world. Packed with shops, resultants and clubs, it’s one location that proves very popular all year round.

Restaurants, Bars & Facilities

The beach has everything you would need for an afternoon by the water. There are sun loungers for hire, toilets, showers and sunshades in the high season. There’s also a wide selection of bars and restaurants by the seafront, boasting live entertainment, giant cocktails, and award-winning seafood, all in a fun, eclectic ambience.

Lifeguard & Water Sports

The beach is jam-packed with exciting water sports activities, including boat trips, scuba diving, pedal boats, water skis and banana boating to take your pick from.

Topped with the friendly atmosphere and stunning views, the beach is a popular spot for holidaymakers wanting to soak up some rays while having fun on the northern coast.

The beach is also manned by a professional team of lifeguards for safety and additional peace of mind for visitors.

Is Ca’n Picafort Family-friendly?

There are lots to keep the kids busy at C’an Picafort beach, and while the water is shallow, there are places nearby where the water depth is even more suited to young kids. There have been instances of waves at the beach, but usually, this isn’t an issue.

However, during the warmer months, the beach becomes very busy, so there may not always be room for the kids to run around and stretch their legs.

Where to Park at C’an Picafort Beach

If you are travelling to C’an Picafort beach by car, there is street parking available close by the area.

Other Nearby Beaches

Ca’n Picafort beach can get very busy in the summer months, so it’s advisable that, if you are planning a journey to the beach, you set off early to ensure you get a parking space and a spot on the beach.

There are, however, other nearby resorts away from the main beach at Ca’n Picafort. A few kilometres away is Puerto Alcudia or Playa de Muro, which are surrounded by sand dunes. Or, if you prefer, there’s Son Serra de Marina beach, which is also close by and makes the perfect location for horse riding.

Nearby Hotels & Resorts

Zafiro Can Picafort is one of the most popular hotels in the area. It’s also completely child-friendly, with lots for the younger members of the family to do. There’s a giant pool, complete with a pirate ship for your mini swashbucklers, as well as a kids’ club and nightly entertainment for the adults.

C’an Picafort Beach Map