If you’re after something a little off the beaten track with a local and rustic atmosphere, Sa Calobra beach should be on top of your list of places to see in Mallorca.
The small village and beach are popular among tourists for its crystal clear water, the Torrent de Pareis canyon that runs into the sea, and access to a separate beach with a magnificent mountain backdrop.
Are you excited yet? Good! Let’s explore Sa Calobra beach.
- Beach type: Sandy and stony beach
- Showers: Yes
- Sunbeds to rent: No
- Lifeguard: No
- Refreshments: Yes
- Toilets: Yes
- Watersports: No
- Postcode: 07315
What is Sa Calobra Like?
Playa de Sa Calobra is an intimate and beautiful beach located in a small village in Sa Calobra, Escorca, on the northwest coast of Mallorca. The beach sits at the mouth of the Torrent de Pareis, a gorge running into the ocean.
There are two beaches on the Sa Calobra bay.
Once at Sa Calobra beach, you can walk through a narrow tunnel that will take you through to Playa de Torrent de Pareis, another small beach.
They are less popular than other beaches on the west coast of Mallorca, but they have their unique advantages, such as excellent local restaurants and sparkling, clear water.
Sa Calobra beach is situated at the foot of Sierra de Tramuntana, a beautiful mountain range that forms the northern backdrop of Mallorca. The beach is at the mouth of the Torrent de Pareis.
Getting to the beach in Sa Calobra is tricky because of the winding road north of Port de Soller, which is often full of road cyclists and tour buses.
You’ll need to take it easy going up and coming down; this is not the place to start racing your rental car.
Restaurants, Bars & Facilities
The beach at Sa Calobra has some basic facilities, including showers and a bathroom. You’ll have to bring whatever else you want, however, including something to sit on, because there are no sun lounger rentals.
The smaller Sa Calobra beach sits in front of some beautiful local restaurants and bars you don’t want to miss out on.
While not for everyone, Sa Calobra is still quite popular, with busloads of tourists making their way to the beautiful mix of mountains and oceans each year. Best local eateries include:
- Restaurante Es Vergeret (Cerrado por vacaciones)
- Gastro Bar Torrent de Pareis
- Bar “coll dels reis”
Lifeguard & Watersports
You’ll need to keep an eye out when visiting Sa Calobra beach in the summer months, as there aren’t any lifeguards. Additionally, water sports are not available.
However, the greeny-blue water is clear, so we highly recommend using some goggles and seeing the local sea life up close.
Is Sa Calobra Family-Friendly?
Yes, families with small children love to visit the two beaches at Sa Calobra. Children can try sea swimming for the first time in the calm, shallow water, because the bay is protected from high waves, making it flat and inviting.
Additionally, the tiny fish in the Sa Calobra bay add to the excitement.
Where to Park at Sa Calobra
There is a parking area next to Sa Calobra, but it might be best to take a bus to this beautiful beach or even a boat – that takes care of finding somewhere to park your car.
Small cruises are very popular at Sa Calobra; holidaymakers get dropped off right in front of the beach – very convenient.
Other Nearby Beaches
Sa Calobra is relatively isolated, meaning there isn’t too much around it. The mountain backdrop blocks one side, and the winding road means there isn’t too much going on around the bay.
Nearby Hotels & Resorts
Since Sa Calobra is small and slightly out of the way of other popular resort towns, you’re in for a real treat when looking for accommodation.
The rustic atmosphere and fantastic views are unmatched by surrounding locations. A few accommodation options to look at include:
- Tuent Experience
- Santuari de Lluc
- Ca n’aina-Can Xesc