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Cala Gran

Cala d'Or, Majorca

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Cala Gran in the east of Majorca is popular with locals and Brits, with young and old, and in particular with couples who want to spend a relaxing beach holiday here together. Many Germans and Europeans from other countries come here too and enjoy the excellent bathing conditions in the large bay with the not so large beach. In the summer months, when more and more families like to come here too, it can get quite cramped. If that doesn't bother you, there is a lot on offer here.

Cala Gran - Beautiful bay, very crowded in peak season

Cala Gran beach is the largest in the popular holiday resort of Cala D'Or in the east of Majorca. Cala Gran means 'big bay', but whether Cala Gran lives up to its name depends entirely on what you're measuring it against. The distance from the beach to the furthest point of the headlands that frame the bay measures about 500 meters, which means bathers here will find a particularly expansive, sheltered area of water, ideal for swimming or drifting comfortably on a lilo.

However the light, fine sandy beach itself is only about 50 metres long. Due to the large area that spreads inland there are still free places to lie at the back even during the summer months, but in the front half, where there are plenty of sun loungers and sunshades, and right by the water, it gets very, very cramped in peak season.

Above the rather flat rocks that frame the bay are numerous villas amongst the pine trees and there is a large hotel right next to the beach of Cala Gran. However holidaymakers flock here from all over Cala D'Or and beyond. One good reason for this is the fantastic bathing conditions, which are helped by the easy access to the calm water and the large, sheltered bay, as well as the fact that there are steps and ladders on the rock at some distance from the beach for getting out of the water safely. The more courageous also jump from there straight into the cold water.

A diving school offers cliff diving under instruction and supervision, as well as the usual courses. On Cala Gran beach you can also hire a paddle boat or book a ride on a speedboat. Needless to say, the latter takes place outside the bay. Within the bay bathers are protected by lifeguards. Cala Gran has been awarded the blue flag, which is given to particularly safe beaches that are good for holidaymakers and the environment. Public toilets, showers and wheelchair accessibility are a given here. A play area helps families with children feel right at home on Cala Gran beach too.

Several restaurants, an ice cream parlour and a small supermarket can be found on a small promenade that leads from the back of the beach almost to the water. Prices are high here, although the appearance of the restaurants and the nature of the dishes give no real reason for this - most of what is on offer is good, but not exceptional. But Cala Gran is simply very popular and many tourists feel so at home here that they have been coming back for years.

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Cala Gran is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 7/10 points
Place 9 of 96
Here you can simply relax and enjoy the pleasures of life.
Family: 9/10 points
Place 15 of 96
At this beach you will find everything you need to spend an enjoyable day with the family.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 41 of 96
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 40 of 96
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

Atmosphere at the beach
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Beauty
5/10
Romance
4/10
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3/10
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Age and nations
We from Beach-Inspector were actually at the beach for you and have spoken personally with the locals to get the complete picture.
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Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
Bar Restaurante Can Bernardi Map icon
Bar Restaurante Can Bernardi

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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Tauchcenter La Morena
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Diving, Sport boat, Boat

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  • Bar Restaurante Can Bernardi
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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Upscale

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 39.373938, 3.231921
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Risks
  • Jellyfish