Magaluf is located in the southwest corner of Mallorca, seven kilometres from Calvia. Magaluf Beach or Playa de Magaluf is the name of the beach in the tourist resort of Magaluf. Holiday accommodation, nightclubs and other services aimed at mass tourism make up the urban landscape of the beach. It also receives a massive influx of local swimmers. Magaluf beach is one kilometer long and is made of fine white sand.
Originally, the beach landscape was an unattractive looking marshland, its current state is the product of artificial regeneration. A half mile from the coast of Magaluf beach is Porrassa Islet, which served as a refuge for the fleet of King James I before he landed in Santa Ponsa in 1229. The area north of the bay is open to winds from the east-southeast to the anchoring of boats on sandy and algae to a depth ranging between two and five meters. Islet Porrassa protects the beach from wind, although a little wind blows in from the east.
Magaluf has many British visitors, but also many (young) tourists from Scandinavia.
One of the most popular hotels for young people is the adults-only hotel BH Mallorca, which is within walking distance from the bars and discos and the beach.
Magaluf has the official name Platja de Magaluf. The beach has fine-grained sand and clear water.
During the summer, there are many young people at the beach in Magaluf, and naturally, this influences the beach life.
The beach has all facilities, including sun lounges, sunshades, toilet, showers and lifeguards. Behind the beach, there is a lovely new sea front, and here the young people gather in the afternoon.
The beach itself is child-friendly, but Magaluf is not a good holiday resort for families with children. It is basically a party town for young people – and this also affects the beach.
On the water, anything is possible in Magaluf and there are plenty of activities going on. If you prefer water skis, jet skis, banana boat or parasailing, Magaluf is just the place. Behind the lovely sea front, there is a wide variety of restaurants and bars.