Beaches: Playa de Muro
The beaches in Playa de Muro, on Alcudia bay, are characterised by white sand, crystal-clear Mediterranean water and long unspoilt or undeveloped areas. The bathing areas in Playa de Muro boast a high level of conservation and, despite being in one of the most touristy areas in Majorca, welcoming thousands of visitors every year, are pretty quiet.
Main beaches in Playa de Muro:
- Muro beach: This beach has lent its name to the whole area, spanning most of Alcudia bay – 13km of fine white sand. Being part of S’Albufera Nature Park, most of it is unspoilt. Its dunes, chill-out bars and moderate swell have turned it into a favourite with families, couples and groups of friends.
- Casetes des Capellans beach: Preferred by locals, this beach is located just between Muro and Can Picafort, but it is still considered as a distinct sand. Surrounded by dunes, it is 430m long, affording some of the most picturesque views of the coastline. The little houses it owes its name to (Casetes) are grouped into a village that belonged to chaplains (Capellans).
- Son Bauló beach: Part of the Can Picafort municipality and adjoining Playa de Muro in the direction of Artà, this small beach (only 300m long) is set in a privileged location in the Son Real natural area, on the mouth of a water course with wonderful native vegetation.
- Son Real beach: Part of the municipality of Santa Margalida, this small beach (300m long) welcomes nudists. It has gravel and a fine sand area, and a mild-to-moderate swell.
- S’Arenal d’En Casat beach: This is one of the few wild beaches still existing in Majorca. It is 1km long, surrounded by stunning dunes and a pine forest that shelters it from the scorching Majorcan sun. It lies past Son Bauló, next to the Son Serra de Marina district.