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Platja Colònia de Sant Pere
Artà
Vigilance low
Access disabled people
Type of beach sand
Platja Colònia de Sant Pere

Platja Colònia de Sant Pere is situated at 10 kilometres from Artà and belongs to the bay of Alcúdia. It is the only tourist area between Can Picafort and Capdepera, although the residential character is more important than the mass tourism, and the oldest one of the area (1880), which used to have an agricultural activity.

This quiet beach begins next to the shelter of the breakwater of Club Nàutic Colònia de Sant Pere. The fine-grained golden sand has an arch-shaped extension of nearly two hectometres. The cove is closed by a modern promenade and banks in the shade of the tamarisks, with some terraces. Walking on this promenade you can reach the nearby Caló des Parral, with coarse-grained dark sand, crystal clear water and where Torrent de sa Font des Parral flows into the sea.

The navigator who wants to anchor here is recommended not to do this manoeuvre next to the Club Nàutic Colònia de Sant Pere, because the ground is rocky with some seaweed, and he is not recommended to enter the port if the wind blows from the first and fourth quadrant or with storm because the infrastructure will be closed.

The accessibility by car is easy following the signs. The private car can be left on a free parking area next to the beach.

These characteristics explain that the beach is very crowded by local visitors and tourists.

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 - Artà
General information on the island:
Tourist Information - Mallorca

  • Ramp for disabled
  • Showers
  • Litter bin
  • Restaurant
Municipality information Artà

The municipality of Artà is situated at the north-eastern end of Majorca and it has one of the minor densities of population (43 inhabitants per square kilometre).

The name might be given by the Arab word Yartan, which was the name of this area during the Islamic period. The Christian king Jaume I who conquered Majorca (1229) called it Almudaina d'Artano, and it was named town in 1230 with the arrival of the premonstratense monks.

The landscape is formed by a wide central valley, surrounded by the mountains and a coastal area with system of dunes and some rocky areas. It has the highest hills of Serres de Llevant (sa Talaia Freda, 562 metres, and Puig d'en Ferrutx, 519 metres) and the Torrent de na Borges, in the mouth of which you can find Estany del Bisbe, which is two kilometres long.

There are endemic plants in danger of extinction of the Balearic archipelago, like holm oaks, bushes, pine woods and scrubland in this municipality. And some protected species like the black vulture, the fishing eagle or the kite fly over this place.

The tourism and the construction replaced the agricultural activity and the industry in the seventies of the 20th century. This municipality has the Teatre d'Artà (with a capacity for 460 people) since 2001, one of the best infrastructures of Majorca.

Its cultural variety includes Talaiot de ses Païses, Monestir de Bellpuig, Església de Sant Salvador, Església parroquial, Ermita de Betlem, edificio señorial de na Batlessa, where the painter Miquel Barceló has his graphic works.
The municipality has 14 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    70 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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