Have you heard of Es Carbó in Majorca? It’s an idyllic hidden beach on the island of Majorca. Its stunning natural beauty makes it an unmissable place to visit during your time at the Balearic Islands.
At this beach in the Colonia de Sant Jordi region, you will find soft white sand, natural protection from the waves, a breath-taking coastline and completely unspoilt surroundings of pine trees and sand dunes. The crystal clear, shallow waters create the perfect conditions for diving, giving Es Carbó Beach its unique characteristics
Finding paradise doesn’t come easy – you’ll need to make a 40-minute journey to reach this beach. But the good news is that the journey is suitable for all members of the public.
How to get to Platja des Carbó from Colonia de Sant Jordi
Getting to Es Carbó is an experience in itself. The journey will take you through various beaches and swimming spots, so you can stop at each one and enjoy a full day at Majorca’s wide range of beaches.
The starting point for the journey is in Colonia de Sant Jordi, very close to our hostel. The path starts to the left of Colonia port and runs parallel to the coast. It is flat and easy to walk along, and paved up to Es Dolç beach, which you will reach in around 5-10 minutes.
Once you have gone past Es Dolç, you will need to follow a winding footpath, past several fishing huts, before reaching the small but charming Can Curt beach.
Just before you reach Platja des Carbó, you will come across the unspoilt beach of Es Dofí, an isolated paradise of golden sand and pebbles. If you’re looking for a nudist beach, Es Dofí is one of the best options that you will find on the island of Majorca.
Immediately after going through Es Dofí, at the next bend in the path, you will see Es Carbó Beach.
The route is approximately two and a half kilometres, and it is a gentle, pleasant walk.
Make sure you wear comfortable shoes and don’t forget to take a bottle of water with you. There is not much shade from the sun along this route, so it’s best to avoid the middle of the day when the sun is at its strongest.
It’s impossible to get lost and you can also admire the so-called ‘lirios de mar’, or sea daffodils, which line the route. This is an endangered local species which is protected, but difficult to find anywhere else. All along the route, you will be able to see the Cabrera Archipelago Maritime-Terrestrial National Park.
If you want to take your trip to the next level, another more unusual option is to drive to Cap de Ses Salines, park there, and then walk about 5 kilometres to approach Es Carbó from the opposite side. In this case, you will walk through another one of the best unspoilt beaches in Majorca and the Balearic Islands: Es Caragol.
Features of the beach
If you’re in Majorca, you simply have to visit this beach. As one of the island’s best kept secrets, it has completely escaped any kind of mass tourism. However, if you go in the high season then you will most likely find a high number of boats visiting from the sea.
Es Carbó beach is a kilometre in length and fairly wide. It is spacious and expansive with soft, white sand and calm, crystal clear waters. Completely unspoilt, you will see no signs of human interference, giving you the perfect opportunity to experience the coast and connect with nature – something which is hard to find these days.
Nestled between a pine forest and the sea, surrounded by sand dunes and with a sense of peace and secluded tranquillity, you won’t find any other spot like it anywhere in the Balearic Islands.
Es Carbó Beach – recommendations
Platja des Carbó is an unspoilt setting with no amenities, so you will need to take everything you need with you: Food, drinks, sun cream, towel, parasol etc. However, remember that the less you pack, the more you will be able to enjoy the journey from Colonia de Sant Jordi.
If you are travelling with children, make sure they have everything they need and are able to manage the journey both there and back.
One very attractive option is to travel to the beach by boat. If you choose this option, be careful because the water is very shallow. In fact, when 250 metres away from the shore, the water is just 2.5 metres deep. You must therefore make sure the boat has enough depth when it comes to setting sail.
Finally, it is a magnificent spot for diving and snorkelling. We particularly recommend going out to the little island of Na Molina (just a little way out from the shore), where you can see species such as comber fish or seabream. However, don’t forget to make sure that there are no north-easterly winds, as this is the main danger in this area.
But make no mistake – if you’re near Colonia de Sant Jordi, treat yourself to an unforgettable beach day at Es Carbó Majorca. A truly unique place that is sure to amaze you!