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Alcanada
Platja de l'Alcanada
Alcúdia
Access disabled people
Type of beach pebbles
Alcanada also known as Platja de l'Alcanada

Alcanada or Platja de l'Alcanada is situated at 3,5 kilometres from Port d'Alcúdia, located on the headland of Cap des Pinar and protected by Puig de sa Madona (151 metres high). In front of its coast you can see the Island of Alcanada with the lighthouse, you can reach it on foot or swimming, the depth is 1,5 metres and this area is also used for jet skis. In the surroundings there is Torre Major, a defense fortress of the 17th century against the pirate attacks. This quiet beach has some sand but lots of pebbles and seaweed. This rocky area is closed by some enormous pine trees next to the coastline. This area is a bit uncomfortable but nevertheless it is quite frequented by families on weekends, aswell as by tourists. Camping in the surroundings is normal, although it is prohibited.

The area of Alcanada, open to the winds blowing from southeast, south and southwest has some excellent conditions for anchoring boats. The navigator will find a fine-grained sandy ground, but he has to be careful because on the east side of Platja de l'Alcanada there are some sandbanks, so that he is recommended to anchor in the centre of this coastal stretch. The nearest port facilities are located at Port d'Alcúdia, at 1,8 nautical miles.

The accessibility by car is easy following the signs which will lead you to a free parking area next to the beach where you can leave your car.

When the beach has a lifeguard service, you must follow the lifeguards? instructions and the warnings on flags. A red flag indicates dangerous swimming conditions and means that swimming is not permitted. A yellow flag indicates that precaution must be taken, but that swimming is permitted. A green flag indicates that swimming is permitted. An orange flag is used to indicate that the lifeguard is absent. Act cautiously when no lifeguard is present or the service is not available and enjoy the beach without taking any unnecessary risks.

For health and safety reasons, the municipal ordinances ban pets on beaches.

Information about this beach may change. To confirm the data or consult changes or new features, please contact the municipal tourism office below:
Tourist Information - Alcúdia
General information on the island:
Tourist Information - Mallorca

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Municipality information Alcúdia

The municipality of Alcúdia is situated in the northeast of Majorca and has a density of population that is higher than the average of the balearic archipelago (171,4 inhabitants per square kilometre). The origin of its name comes from the arab word al-kudia (“hill”), although Quinto Cecilio Metelo founded Pol.lentia after conquering Majorca in 123 B.C., and this town became the capital of the island during this period. Since the 14th century it has been head of the area.

Its landscape is characterized by being a headland with two big bays on both sides in the majorcan northeast (Pollença and Alcúdia), with an extense coastline of high cliffs, headlands and small islands with flat and extense sandy areas. In the interior there are two areas: the mountains (in the southern sector; Talaia d'Alcúdia, 442 metres high), as well as low and flat areas (northern sector; concentration of important wetlands, Albufereta, Albufera d'Alcúdia –Zona de Especial Protección para las Aves- and Estanque Gran and Petit). This privileged setting has a huge variety of flora and fauna, with rural areas of landscape interest.

Since the second half of the 20th century, the tourism leads the economy replacing the activities of subsistence. It has the second most important commercial port of the Balearic Islands. Its cultural richness includes Pol.lentia, the medieval wall (both monuments were declared Conjunto historicoartístico in 1974), Església de Sant Jaume, Oratori de Santa Anna, Cova de Sant Martí, Ermita de Nostra Senyora de la Victòria, Torre Major.
The municipality has 9 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    700 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    20 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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