Cala S’Amarador in Mallorca’s South East has just been nominated as the best beach, anywhere in Europe.
The Dutch (?) website Onbeach claims to have scrutinized a total of 2,946 beaches all over Europe, and has come up with two Spanish, even Balearic, beaches, amongst their Top Five beaches: S’Amarador, near Santanyí in Mallorca and Cala Salada, in Ibiza.
The following is a quote from the Onbeach website:
Platja S’Amarador is situated in a natural environment. The natural beach environment consists of rocks and cliff faces and is stunningly beautiful.The sand is very fine and has a bright, white colour. The beach appears to be clean. The seawater is a beautiful shade of light blue and is crystal clear. The water is very clean. Platja S’Amarador is not very long but it is reasonably wide. The beach is quite flat. There are several places to eat and drink on the beach. The beach is easily accessible on foot. There is good parking near the beach [end of quote].
When I came to live in Mallorca twenty years ago, S’Amarador was my family’s favourite beach by far. Now, I have not been for some years (the children have grown up and eventually moved away to pursue their University education), apart from taking the photo just the other day. I suggest you go to Cala S’Amarador and form your own opinion.
The photo was taken in Cala S’Amarador, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: August 4th, 2008. The time was 09:47:38.