Sunsets happen everywhere and every day. And yet, a beautiful sunset is always magical and a great activity to enjoy whether you are a visitor or a resident.
“Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under.”C. JoyBell
The beach of Cala Llamp, just outside Port d’Andratx, is ideally located to experience a gorgeous sunset. Set against a mountain backdrop, Cala Llamp is an unusual beach. There is no sand here, only rocky areas with excellent beach facilities, including a saltwater pool and a restaurant. It is easily accessible both by land and by sea. The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are good, as well as for diving if the winds blowing from the south, southeast, and west are not too strong on this coastal area.
A village has been built in the surroundings, but the bay’s breathtaking panoramic views make up for the densely constructed hills. Enjoy a glass of wine as the sun’s rays turn the sky and water into an orange and pink light show, and the sun disappears behind the cliff.
Skipper beware: keep an eye on the rocky ground with pebbles and a depth of five meters because there is a danger of running aground. The nearest port facilities are located at Port d’Andratx, at three nautical miles.
The Sant Elm beach boasts some of the most picture-perfect sunsets in Mallorca. It is located in a small sea-facing village on the west coast of Mallorca next to Andratx, and it faces the islands of Sa Dragonera and Es Pantaleu. The beach is divided into two areas with a total length of about 130 metres.
The two beaches are different, the bigger one with fine white sand, it offers sunbeds for rent, and it is the more popular to visit. The smaller beach has both sand and gravel, and it is quieter. The beach is family-friendly with shallow and very clear water, and for those wanting to play, there is a playground behind the large beach with swings and a slide.
“If you need me, call me on my shell.”
One of the beaches that most first-time visitors have usually heard about before reaching Mallorca is Es Trenc Beach. With more than two kilometers of fine-grained white sand, crystal clear, and shallow water with a gentle slope, it’s the largest sandy area still unspoiled. This makes it one of the most sought-after beaches by locals and travelers, especially during the summer weekends. The water is open to south-southwest-west- and northwest. The ground is sandy, with some rocky areas and seaweed at a depth of four meters.
One of the best spots to enjoy this magical moment is the little beach bar (chiringuito) S’Embat located in Ses Covets, a tiny ‘settlement’ bordering Es Trencs. Here you will find some great live music for a glorious end of your day at the beach.
Skipper beware: avoid coming too close to the beach because there is a flagstone of half a meter which can’t be seen in bad weather. The best place for anchoring is the old jetty next to s’Illa Gavina, but if the wind blows from the west, the best option is Platja d’es Coto. The nearest port facilities are located at three nautical miles at Port Colònia de Sant Jordi.
Ok, Es Trencs is popular, it can be crowded, but your holiday in Mallorca won’t be complete if you don’t go to Es Trenc.
Boasting views of the island of Cabrera and dunes as its backdrop, this is one of those unique locations that you will not forget and a most romantic sunset spot. Together with Cala en Togores it is the most southern beach of Majorca. Platja des Caragol is a very peaceful beach – 500 meters long and as wide as 60 meters – offering a stunning sunset view over the turquoise sea. It can be reached from the lighthouse of Ses Salines, a 1,5 km walk over rugged but beautiful terrain.
There are no resorts in the area. On Es Caragol you will see some bunkers from the Civil War, and nearby, there is the Finca Sa Vall, the private property of the March family. The coastline belongs to the ‘Àrea Natural d’Especial Interès’ (3.778 hectares up to 68 meters above sea level).
Skipper beware: the coast here is not very high, with slopes that range between 0,5 and two meters and is full of small islands. Keep an eye on the depth and avoid coming closer than half a mile. The nearest port facilities are located at Port Colònia de Sant Jordi, at 4,2 nautical miles.