We escape to the north of the island during this lengthy heatwave to visit one of the best beaches Mallorca has to offer in our honest opinion: Platja de Muro. Despite its name, you can best access the beach by travelling to Port d’Alcúdia directly (instead of Muro). If you are coming from Palma, take the Ma-13 motorway northbound and follow signs for Port d’Alcúdia. Then take the Ma-3470 for a shortcut that will take you directly to the middle of this long sandy beach.
Platja de Muro is around 10 km long and stretches from the village called Port d’Alcúdia (this is completely detached from the city of Alcúdia itself) to roughly Can Picafort. Anything close to Port d’Alcúdia might get busier in the peak summer months due to the quantity of hotels nearby, so for a bit more quiet move eastwards in the direction of Can Picafort.
This is a great beach if you like white sand and very clear water, although it can get slightly windy (hence wavy) at times due to the ease at which the wind can strike in in the north. Another great thing about this beach is you can walk into the water for a long time before it starts getting deep. It is backed up by pine trees inland, so it is common to see local families gather around for picnics under those trees on Saturdays and Sundays.
There are many bars and restaurants just minutes away from the beach if you fancy a meal or a drink, as well as supermarkets should you need to buy anything for your beach picnic!
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