Magaluf has a reputation for being the number one party town in Mallorca, and this jovial atmosphere is seen nowhere more than on the beach.
Popular with younger people, the beach is known to be, at times, chaotic, but if a party vibe is what you’re after, Magaluf beach could be the perfect location for you to let your hair down in the summer months.
- Beach length: 1km
- Beach type: Sandy
- Showers: Yes
- Sunbeds to rent: Yes
- Lifeguard: Yes
- Refreshments: Yes
- Toilets: Yes
- Watersports: Yes
- Postcode: 07181
What is Magaluf Beach Like?
Magaluf beach, known officially as Playa de Magaluf, is a long beach with beautiful, calm, clear water and fine-grained sand located in the resort of Magaluf.
In the summertime, there is a massive influx of British visitors, especially young people (as well as stag and hen parties) who come from the UK to enjoy the beach life, partying hard well into the small hours most nights of the week, especially in the summer.
It should be noted that consuming alcohol is not allowed on Playa de Magaluf, and the rule is heavily enforced by the local police.
That doesn’t stop the skinny-dippers who – presumably sober – make it their mission to bathe sans clothing under the stars at Playa de Magaluf. There are often reports of discarded attire being stolen by mischievous party goers, however. You’ve been warned.
The area isn’t busy with young people in the winter, when it’s usually older people who come to the location.
Magaluf is situated in the southwest corner of Mallorca, less than 18 km from Palma.
Restaurants, Bars & Facilities
There’s no shortage of facilities at Playa de Magaluf. You can hire sun loungers to chill out on – not that you’ll get much peace with the buzzing party antics that will be happening around you. There are also sunshades for those who wisely choose to stay out of the midday sun. There are also toilets and showers that are free of charge to use.
Behind the sea front, there is a huge variety of restaurants, including fast food takeaways and sit-ins, and, of course, there is also an impressive number of bars to take your pick from.
Lifeguard & Water Sports
On Magaluf beach, there’s just about every opportunity for partaking in water sports. From jet skis and parasailing to jumping on a banana boat or water skis, if you’re feeling adventurous, Playa de Magaluf could be the perfect place for you to let off some steam.
The lovely sea front is manned by lifeguards full-time throughout the year.
Is Magaluf Beach Family-friendly?
As young people find the beach just the place to gather from around noon, many British visitors with kids prefer to stay away from the beach due to the sometimes riotous atmosphere.
Where to Park at Magaluf
There are various parking options available in Magaluf, with many being within walking distance of the beach. Some of these you will be required to pay for to use, while others are free of charge. Ticket inspectors are often out in force, so don’t risk a fine by forgetting to purchase your vehicle’s stay.
Other Nearby Beaches
Playa Son Matias is nearby, and although busy at times, it is a good holiday resort area for those who might want to relax in a less animated beach setting.
Nearby Hotels & Resorts
There are a wide number of popular hotels in the area. One of the best is the adult-only BH Mallorca, which is within walking distance from the best nightlife, clubs, bars and restaurants the area offers.
The most famous nightclub and a rite of passage for many when in Mallorca is BCM Planet Dance, where the nightlife is legendary. If you fancy getting your kicks in a more thrill-seeking way, the Western Water Park is a huge water park where you can do just about anything water-related.