Take the boat out on the sea, anchor in an idyllic bay and indulge a fantastic day swimming, snorkelling and relaxing. The marvellous sailing areas in front of the Majorcan coast offer numerous beautiful anchorages.
Mallorca is characterized by three gigantic bays: Bahia de Palma in the south, Bahia de Pollença in the north and Bahia de Alcúdia in the northeast. In addition, numerous other open bays and endless sandy beaches adorn the coast.
Secure anchorages with beaches and perfectly equipped marinas are located along the southwestern, southern and southeastern coastline. In total, Mallorca comprises more than 555 kilometres coastline.
Bahia de Soller
The only very safe anchoring place of the entire north coast, framed by high cliffs, is located in this lagoon style bay. An excursion to Soller is also worth seeing, to take a trip with the tramcar and have a lunch or dinner on the village square.
Bay of Palma
One of Europe’s the most attractive destinations for boating, centre of nautical expertise and homeport of numerous charter bases. A good anchoring ground is available just in front of the cathedral of Palma and near an old concrete mole at the Club Anima Beach (www.animabeachpalma.com), in the direction of the marina Portixol. By severe wind from the sea, the best protection is nearby to the bar „Varadero“, at the level of the cathedral. Pay attention to the pipelines coming from the land.
For all information about Cabrera, please refer to the page buoy fields on the Balearics.
A small, hidden, and rocky bathing bay with sandy anchoring ground at a depth of 5 to 2.5m. The water is crystal clear with Caribbean flair.
A beautiful, small bay between pines and rocks overgrown with bushes. The sea ground is sandy and has a depth ranging from 3 to 4 m.
The bay is located approx. 12.8 kilometres from Pollença, with a beautiful wild beach that builds the end of a gorge. It offers good possibilities for anchoring except during north wind.
The bay is located between the headland Punta des Bufador and Platja d´Illetas. The water and underwater conditions are ideally suited for anchoring on a sandy ground with seaweeds at a depth that ranges from 2 to 3m. Pay attention to shoals during the passage between Illot de sa Caleta and Illot de s´Estenedor.
Cala de Sa Calobra
Located in the shadow of the highest mountain of the Balearics, the Puig Major (1,445 meters), one can find this picturesque bay. The water and underwater conditions are unsuitable for anchoring, as the winds from northwest, north and northeast make the coastline wild and dangerous for dropping the anchor on ground consisting of sand, gravel and rocks. However there are three anchoring areas: in the southwest of the beach, on the centre of the bay and in the northern area on a ground of rocks and sand.
A bay embedded between rock faces on the west coast of Mallorca. The area in front of the landing stage is recommended for anchoring on a ground with gravel and rocks at a depth of four meters. The remaining area is not recommendable because of strong northerly winds and an unstable sandy and rocky ground.
A remote small bathing bay with a picturesque beach, embedded between rocks and pines. The bay is very well protected from winds and the coastal area disposes of a sandy ground with seaweeds that is ideal for anchoring. On the beach is located the Cap Falcó Beach-Bar (www.capfalco-beach.com) that serves very good Mediterranean cuisine.
In this picturesque, deep forked bay close to Santanyi, you may enjoy clean seawater without mass tourism and many nearby houses. The locality itself is still an original fishing village.
The long, narrow bay is located approx. 3.5 nautical miles away from Port de Pollença and the water and underwater conditions are perfectly suitable for anchoring. However, caution should be taken by winds from the south, southeast and southwest. Right in front of the coast the depth is ONLY 1 meter!
Natural beauty and fantastic restaurants ashore, the picturesque bay Cala Fornells promises a lot. Located on the north side of Menorca, this bay offers very good anchoring possibilities that can also be used during strong winds from the north. The bay is enclosed from all sides; the south and the north are marine protected areas. The anchor ground consists of sand and seaweed fields. In Fornells is located a harbour with power and water supply, where it is however difficult to find a berth during peak period. In addition, this bay offers a buoy field (find more details on buoy fields on the Balearics).
A beautiful rocky bay with crystal clear water, suited for anchoring and diving when the wind come from south, southeast and west. The ground consisting of gravels and rocks however brings with it the danger of a wedged anchor. During the summer, a visit to the popular beach club Gran Folies (www.beachclubgranfolies.com) with a pool and a dream views is recommended. A dighi shuttle service is also offered.
The bay is located in proximity of the village Llombards, between two rock promontories covered with pines and is an excellent place to drop anchor when the wind blows from the south and southeast. The sandy ground has a depth ranging from 3 to 6m.
A wonderful bay for anchoring your boat as the depth of the water reaches between 5 and 9 meters on a sandy ground with rocks. In addition, this coastline is protected from winds by low cliffs and a thick pine forest.
A very popular excursion destination for boaters. Located on the low cliff coast of a nature reserve, with little constructions, but with Mediterranean vegetation with pines and agaves. The main anchoring areas are located in front of the northern beach or the western sand beach. Attention needs to be paid by winds from the east and southeast.
Cala Murada / Cala Domingos
A small bay in a natural harbour, surrounded by rocks. The beach is white and fine. Large hotels and apartment complexes are to be found ashore. The neighbouring bay Cala Domingos is recommended for anchoring.
Only at the end of the bay one can perceive the real size of this small enchanting bathing bay with shimmering turquoise water. It is adapted for anchoring boats up to 12m in calm seas and even during the night.
One of the most popular and beautiful anchoring bays of the island with stone cliffs. The bay is long and narrow, surrounded by greenly overgrown rocks and ends in front of a marvellous beach. Due to the tightness of the bay, a stern anchor or a stern line is a must. Turning in the bay is rather problematic. There is a restaurant, a supermarket and even a pharmacy.
Cala Portals Nous
This bay is located in the west of Palma de Mallorca, directly in front of the exclusive harbour of Portals Nous. The water and underwater conditions are suitable for anchoring on a ground consisting of sand and seaweeds with a depth between 2 and 3m. Ashore is located the restaurant Beach Alm (www.beachalm.com) facing the Roxy Beach Bar.
Cala Portals Vells
This protected bay with three small bathing beaches with fine sand and a lush pine forest is located 12 nautical miles from Palma. The water is very clear and ideal for snorkelling. The trendy Restaurant REPOS (+34 971 180 492) serves Mediterranean cuisine and fish specialities. Anchoring in front of the caves or in proximity of the mole is recommended.
Cala Sa Foradada
One of the most beautiful anchor points of the Balearics, especially during sunsets, offers splendid views on the impressive and unspoiled mountain of the Sierra de Tramontana and the outcrop Foradada with a round hole. During south wind the anchoring in the small bay is recommended on the other side of the rocks. The famous Restaurant Sa Foradada with the best paella of the island is located just above the bay.
A protected bay with 70m sand beach and two beach bars. Well suited for anchoring sailing yachts, especially when the wind blows from north-northeast. The depth ranges from 5 to 8m.
The bay is 1.5 nm away from Sa Calobra. Here you may anchor on a ground consisting of sand and seaweeds at a depth of 4 to 10m and enjoy a view on Mallorca’s highest mountain, the Puig Major with 1,445m. On the south side, you can find the restaurant Es Vergeret (www.esvergeret.com) that is located in an old finca.
A small bay protected by pinewoods and steep cliffs with crystal clear water and a beautiful white sandy beach. The anchoring conditions are good (more than 6m at 200m from the coast).
Cala Virgili/ Cala Magraner
A small bay facing the west in the southeast of the municipality of Manacor. Rocks on both sides surround the only 20 meter long beach of finest sand. The cliffs from Cala Magraner are used for freeclimbing.
Caló de Sa Figuera
A beautiful deep small bay surrounded by cliffs and a beach with white sand. The underwater conditions are dangerous for anchoring when the wind blows from the north or northeast. The ground consists of sand and stones.
Caló des Moro
For many the most beautiful bay of Mallorca. This small and protected bay with sandy ground is ideal for the anchoring of small boats. The depth ranges from 3 to 4m in proximity of the coast. The water is crystal clear and shallow.
Camp de Mar
This bay is the right place for those who enjoy lonesome nights. In the left end of the bay, one can anchor on strong-holding sandy ground with crystal clear water. The beach of Camp de Mar is generous and beautiful. There are numerous restaurants, bars and hotels.
Cap des Pinar
This outermost point of the peninsula Victoria is one of the most important headlands of the island Mallorca. Formerly the beach of this bay was a restricted area controlled by the military. The entire peninsula Victoria stands under nature protection.
Located in the northeast of the municipality Alcúdia, rather unprotected and only recommendable as an anchoring point for the night during west wind. The pebble beach is relatively unvisited due to difficult accessibility and geographic isolation.
Costa de los Pinos
The water in the entire bay is crystal clear and perfect for bathing, swimming and diving. The rocky cliffs with a fine sandy beach reminds of a paradise and is a dream of wild natural landscape and evergreen nature. Ashore is located one of the new beach clubs of the island – the Port Verd del Mar (www.portverd-delmar.com) that also offers a shuttle service.
This beautiful bay with views on the island Cabrera is the southernmost bay of Mallorca with a very calm beach with white sand and dunes. As the coast is not very high, there is a risk of draught.
Anchoring directly in front of the endless natural sand beach, on a strong-holding sand ground with some stony places and seaweeds, is especially ideal during the night. During unsafe weather, beware of a stone slab that lies in proximity of the beach.
Racó de sa Fragata (Playa de El Toro)
Yachts should access the inlet from the south or the southwest. The bay is located directly at the entrance of the Port Adriano and the water and underwater conditions are ideal for anchoring on a sandy ground with seaweeds at a depth ranging form 3 to 5m. Many boutiques and restaurants such as the Vino del Mar (vinodelmar.es) are situated in the harbour. Here is also located our office MARINA BALEAR.