Es Trenc - A broad sand dune beach in the middle of Majorca's south coast nature reserve
White sand and turquoise-blue sea, embedded in a landscape of natural sand dunes - if that’s where you want to bathe you need to go to Playa Es Trenc in the south of Majorca. This unique natural beauty with Caribbean flair extends between the popular holiday resort of Colonia de Sant Jordi and the less well-known village of Sa Rapita (insider's tip!). On the way to the parking spaces you cross a strange lake area, which is for salt extraction.
Since the beach and the adjacent wetland area of Salobrar de Campos are part of a 1500 hectare nature reserve, there is virtually no development here. Now one of the most famous beaches on the island, thanks to its two and a half kilometre length, on Playa Es Trenc the throng of tourists mainly bustles around the three chiringuitos. This means that if you're prepared to walk a little way, you'll find a peaceful, secluded spot even in peak season. The beach is also popular with naturists, not least for this reason. Otherwise, you'll find an eclectic, rather younger crowd here.
Coming from the car park, around two kilometres of beautiful, diverse, impressively coloured landscape lies to your right. The chiringuitos offer a wide range of meals, snacks and beach accessories, and play Latin American music from 6pm onwards. You will find plenty of places to lie here, both bustling and secluded – the choice is yours. The sun loungers and beach umbrellas for hire even have their own lockers. At the end of this beach section, next to Ses Covetes there is a wheelchair accessible area of beach.
If, on the other hand, you explore the much shorter section to your left, you will come across an entirely natural, partially stony beach with no food outlets. It’s a spot where some naturists make themselves at home and this part of the beach is good for snorkelling too.
In any event, it's worth walking a few metres here, ideally with a camera in hand to capture the dream landscape forever!