Palma City Beach – updated 14 February 2023.
Palma City Beach is a stunning stretch of coastline located in the heart of Palma, Majorca. With crystal-clear waters, soft golden sands, and a vibrant atmosphere, this beach is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.
Located just a few minutes’ walk from the city center, Palma City Beach is easily accessible by foot, bike, or public transport. The beach offers a range of amenities, including sun loungers, parasols, showers, and changing rooms, making it a comfortable and convenient spot for a day out.
One of the unique features of Palma City Beach is the stunning backdrop of the city skyline. The beach provides a panoramic view of the historic city center, including the Cathedral of Santa Maria and the Bellver Castle. At sunset, the view is particularly breath-taking, with the golden hues of the sky reflecting off the water.
The beach is split into two sections – the western end, known as Can Pere Antoni, is a more lively area with a variety of bars and restaurants nearby. The eastern end, known as Ciudad Jardín, is a quieter and more family-friendly area, with plenty of space for children to play.
Being located in Palma, the 750m long and 15m wide beach can get very busy during the summer season so the advice is to get there early to claim your piece of sand. If it is too busy, don’t worry, there is another beach just 1/2km further along at Portixol.
The beach is also known for its water sports activities, including jet skiing, parasailing, and windsurfing. For those who prefer a more relaxing day out, there are plenty of opportunities to simply soak up the sun, take a dip in the sea, or enjoy a refreshing drink at one of the many beachside cafes.
You’ll find everything that you need there including toilets, showers, lifeguards, sunbeds and parasol hire plus a good selection of bars and restaurants including two beach clubs, which provide top-notch food and entertainment.
Bay of Palma
Being close to the Bay of Palma and the numerous ships and boats that travel these waterways, the water at the beach is not as clean as it is in some of the island’s more remote bays; however, it is perfectly OK for swimming
A promenade called Avenida Gabriel Roca and a cycle path run along the length of the beach and there are two small car parks at either end of Ca’n Pere Antoni, which fill up quite quickly.
The vast, beautiful and historic Palma Cathedral (‘La Seu’ in Catalan) is without question, the major architectural landmark in the capital city. The awesome predominantly Gothic 14th century structure is located in the heart of the city and the sheer scale of the golden sandstone building makes it impossible to miss. Climbing high above the old city walls, the cathedral is the glory of Palma, a magnificent demonstration of the wealth and strength of the island’s Christian conquerors, from the sea, it is a superb sight.
Overall, Palma City Beach is a fantastic destination for those looking to combine a beach holiday with a city break. The combination of sun, sea, and city provides a unique and unforgettable experience, and one that should not be missed when visiting Palma, Majorca. So, pack your sunscreen and head to Palma City Beach for a day of fun, relaxation, and unforgettable views.
Tours & experiences
Packed with beautiful beaches, bays and a shining city skyline, Palma is spectacular seen from the ground – but even better from above. Get a different perspective on Majorca with this exciting parasailing experience. Soar up to 50m above the waves and feel the wind in your hair as you enjoy 10-minutes of incredible views from the air – Book now