The remote beach of Playa S’Illot makes a pleasant north Majorca alternative to the beach at Alcúdia and the long beach near Pollença, both of which are so popular with holidaymakers that they are often teeming with kitesurfers and windsurfers. It lies on the Alcúdia peninsula, to the north of the town of Alcúdia and only a few extra minutes by car. A visit to this beach and a trip to the viewpoints even further to the north could make a delightful combination. The beautiful pebble beach affords a fantastic view over the large Bay of Pollença. You can swim out to a small island nearby. Divers and snorkellers can have fun in the clear water, enjoying the interesting underwater landscape.
Playa S´Illot - Idyllic pebble beach in Pollença Bay
If you keep driving north from the popular holiday town of Alcúdia in northern Majorca, following the only road on the Alcúdia peninsula, you will pass through the village of Mal Pas and shortly reach Playa S’Illot. Right by the beach there is a fairly large car park, which is normally only full at weekends and on public holidays. S’Illot beach is especially popular with locals. There is a small restaurant, also called S'Illot, with a superb view over Pollença Bay, and some wooden picnic tables beneath the shady trees.
The beach itself is a few metres below and an easy path leads down onto it. In contrast to the sandy beaches normally to be found in the area, the surface here is pebbly. If you prefer pebbles, you'll find this a pleasant change. If, however, you find them a bit hard, you'll need to bring something soft to lie on, as there are no sun loungers or umbrellas for hire here. There's also a distinct lack of shady spots.
The view of the bay and the rocky hills on the opposite coast is intoxicating. A mere 30 metres from the beach, within swimming distance, there is a small uninhabited island, where you can indulge in some peaceful sunbathing or jump off the rocks into the water. Playa S’Illot, with its interesting rocky landscape and crystal clear water is also a good spot for divers and snorkellers. There is no diving school, but the nearby schools in Mal Pas and Alcúdia are happy to bring tours here.