Playa Son Matias

Playa Son Matias is the perfect beach venue in Palma Nova for a relaxing holiday as a family or a couple. This serene, sandy beach and the sea that fronts it are sparkling clean. The peak holiday season is comfortable at Playa Son Matias, with holidaymakers enjoying the space.

On the beach, which borders the Magaluf party resort, you can spend the sunshine hours on the jet ski, diving, or paddle boarding before pampering yourself with an on-beach massage.

Key Facts

  • Beach length: 400m
  • Beach depth: 60m
  • Beach type: sandy and clean
  • Showers: Yes
  • Sunbeds to rent: Yes, sun loungers and umbrellas
  • Lifeguard: Yes
  • Refreshments: Several bars and restaurants near the beach
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Watersports: Yes
  • Postcode: 07181

What is Playa Son Matias Like?

The Son Matias beach has a sandy seabed with rocks containing Posidonia meadows on its sides of the beach. In summer, you’ll find only small waves, even though Playa Son Matias is unprotected from the brisk southwester. The beach slopes gently into the sea, meaning there’s no apparent danger to children.

Son Matias beach is a blue flag beach close to the Magaluf tourist centre with an exquisite promenade connecting the town’s three beaches.


Son Matias beach lies between the Magaluf and Palmanova resorts on the southwest coast of Mallorca. Free parking close to this sandy beach is scarce, but beach access by car and bus is easy.

Joining the beach promenade that runs alongside the shore means there is access on foot from Palma Nova and the other closest beaches, apart from the neighbouring southern beach, Magaluf beach. You can’t find Son Matias beach along the waterfront from Magaluf, but you can reach the village centre on foot in only a few minutes.

Restaurants, Bars & Facilities

There are plenty of bars and restaurants near Son Matias beach.

  • Sa Gavina Pizzeria & Bar: Pizza & Gastropub
  • Saigon Baguette: Asian, Vietnamese & Vegetarian Friendly
  • Paradise Beach Bar: European & Vegetarian Friendly
  • Il Tano Palmanova Restaurante y Pizzería: Italian, Pizza & Mediterranean
  • Reflex Disco Bar & Restaurant: International, European & British
  • Castaways Pub: European & British
  • Rumbo Sol: Cafe, Bar, International, Mediterranean & Spanish
  • Max Garden Restaurant: Mediterranean, European, Healthy & International
  • Tandoori Night: Indian, Asian & Balti
  • The Three Brothers Bar: British

Lifeguard & Watersports

Son Matias beach has a variety of watersports. A stand on the beach offers stand-up paddling, pedal boats, and jet ski hire, while banana boat trips and parasailing can also be booked. A diving school also operates. There’s a floating obstacle course in the sea, and glass-bottom boats are available for beach revellers.

Is Playa Son Matias Family-friendly?

Son Matias beach has a pool and kiddies’ playground just off the promenade near the restaurant area, and the beach is perfect for children. It isn’t overcrowded, and the sea is calm with a long section of shallow water. There are lifeguards on duty during peak periods and lots of watersport activities.

Where to Park at Playa Son Matias

There is parking near the beach and public transport nearby. Sometimes finding parking can be difficult, but the trip to the beach is short once parked, with reduced mobility access available.

Other Nearby Beaches

Other beaches nearby Son Matias beach are:

  • Playa de Magaluf
  • Platja Porto Nova
  • Cala Vinyes
  • Cala Falcó

Nearby Hotels & Resorts

There is a great choice of hotels and resorts available for visitors to Son Matias beach, including the following:-

Hotel Son Matias Beach

Hotel Son Matias Beach offers a relaxed environment and many amenities to enhance a guest’s stay. Every room includes a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. There is a lounge, bar and other facilities, and an outdoor pool area. Certain rooms have a private balcony overlooking the Son Matias beach.

Globales Apartamentos Nova

The Globales Nova Apartments are situated just behind Son Matias beach and offer unrivalled sea views. The apartments offer a choice of one-bedroom and studio apartments, which are well-equipped and ideal for families or couples.

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