Sant Elm

Sant Elm is a small resort with two beaches on the west of Mallorca. It has crystal blue water and a great viewpoint of a neighboring small island.

Sant Elm has you covered if you want the best of both worlds. The bigger beach is more lively with all the facilities and equipment for a fabulous beach day. While the smaller beach is quiet and secluded.

Sound good? Continue reading to find out more about your next relaxing holiday.

Key Facts

  • Beach length: 130m
  • Beach depth: 30m
  • Beach type: Sandy
  • Showers: Yes
  • Sunbeds to rent: Yes
  • Lifeguard: Yes
  • Refreshments: Yes
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Watersports: No
  • Postcode: 07159

What is Sant Elm Beach Like?

Sant Elm is a small resort with a 130-meter-long stretch of fine-grain sand that looks over the opposing Sa Dragonera Island.

Experienced swimmers can also try the swim over to the near Es Pantaleu Island.

This area is comprised of two beaches, a large beach that is more popular with all the beach facilities needed for a fun day in the sun. Then a quieter side with a more relaxed vibe.


Sant Elm is a small town where you can walk from one side to the other in under 20 minutes. The town is located on Mallorca’s west coast.

It is around eight kilometers from the city of Andratx, a larger area that is popular with tourists. Let’s look at the distance to some other areas:

  • Palma—48km
  • Magaluf—27km
  • Santa Ponsa—26km

Restaurants, Bars & Facilities

The main pedestrian street of the town has some fantastic restaurants and bars. It is a short walk from the beach. There are also shops available if you want to buy refreshments to take down to the beach.

Sant Elm beach has sun loungers and umbrella rentals. There are also bathrooms and showers available.

Lifeguard & Watersports

There are lifeguards on duty at Platja de Sant Elm. However, not too many water sports. But you can rent pedal boats.

Is Sant Elm Family-friendly?

Playa de Sant Elm is family-friendly. It has calm and fairly shallow water for first-time swimmers. The soft white sand is the perfect combination for sandcastle building under the umbrella.

Plus, there’s a children’s playground on the larger beach.

Where to Park at Platja de Sant Elm

There is free parking 200 meters from the beach down the pedestrian street. The other is right by Sant Elm and costs £2.58 a day.

Other Nearby Beaches

There are some other beaches close to Sant Elm, including

  • Platja des Geperut—2.4km.
  • Platja de Cala Conills—2km.

Nearby Hotels & Resorts

Sant Elm has some fabulous accommodation options. Here are a few we think are worth a look:

  • Universal Hotel Aquamarin
  • Appartement Cala Conills, Sant Elmo
  • 3001 Schöne Villa am Meer in Sant Elm
  • Hostal Dragonera

Paltja de Sant Elm Map