Services and Features
Cala Molins is a small sandy beach nestled in Cala San Vicente, a small nucleus on the Pollensa coast, in the north of Mallorca. It is a beach of fine white sand 50 m long and about 40 wide, flanked on its left by Punta de la Torre, which separates it from Cala Clara, and on its right by a small cliff that separates it from Cala Carbó.
The environment is highly urbanized, with hotels and residences, but when we are on the beach its presence is not overwhelming. There is a small promenade that runs along the beach and sports and service facilities.
The ease of access and the fact that the beach enters a gentle slope makes it perfect both for spending a day with the family and for people with reduced mobility. Near the sides of the beach the sand gives way to rocks that may be sharp, it is advisable to wear sandals to get deep. That same ease of access causes the beach to become crowded in the summer months.
As in many northern beaches, and specifically those around Cala San Vicente, the presence of jellyfish is frequent, especially near the rocky areas, so attention should be paid to their possible presence. It is also necessary to monitor the presence of hidden hedgehogs in the sand.
How to get to Cala Molins
The route to Cala San Vicente and Cala Molins is very simple. If we are in Palma or in the south of Mallorca we will take the Ma-13 motorway to exit 40. At the roundabout we will take the third exit, along the Ma-2200 in the direction of Pollensa. We will not leave this road until we reach the roundabout that connects to the road to Puerto de Pollensa. We will stay on the Ma-2200 until we reach a junction 1.5 km from Pollensa, where we will turn left onto the Ma-2203, in the direction of Cala San Vicente.
From the north, we must follow the Ma-12 road, which connects Artá with Puerto de Pollensa, passing through Can Picafort, Playa de Muro, and Puerto de Alcudia. Following the signs to Alcudia, we will then link with the Ma-2220 that runs through the bay of Pollensa to Puerto de Pollensa. At the roundabout we will take the third exit to follow the Ma-2220, until we reach a roundabout with a seaplane structure. Then we will take the fourth exit to follow the Ma-2200, towards Pollensa. At 3.6 km we will reach the junction of Cala San Vicente, where we will turn right onto the Ma-2203, which already leaves us in Cala San Vicente.
Once in Cala San Vicente we continue straight on Cavall Bernat Avenue until the end, where we turn right onto Cala Clara street. We follow it again until the end and then we will turn left onto Calle del Temporal, which runs through the entire Punta de la Torre. To our left we can see Cala Barques and Cala Clara. At the end of Punta de la Torre, where the old medieval defense tower used to be, the street turns right and becomes Cala Molins street. Near the beach there is a small parking lot, but if it is full there will be no problem parking on a nearby street.
If we want to get to Cala Molins by public transport, we have several options depending on where we are leaving from. The bus stop is located on Calle del Temporal. We must continue on foot for about 300 m until we reach the beach.
From Palma we can take line 340 to Puerto de Pollensa, which stops at Cala San Vicente. If we are already in the municipality of Pollensa, the line that connects Pollensa with the Port, 345, also brings us closer to Cala San Vicente. In the summer months, line 355 connecting Can Picafort with Sa Calobra, and passing through, among other places, Playa de Muro, Puerto de Alcudia, Alcudia and Pollensa, also stops at Cala San Vicente.
It is also possible to get there by bicycle. Several cycling routes pass near Cala San Vicente, and next to the access to Cala Barques there is an area where we can park our bicycles. In fact, it is common to find more or less numerous groups of cyclists in this area.
Access by boat to Cala Molins is possible but not recommended. The prevailing winds and currents recommend that you enter the cove only in good weather. The bottom is sandy with a depth of about 3 m at 300 m. This leaves us in an area that is too exposed, so anchoring for a long time is not recommended.
Despite its small size, Cala Molins is equipped with all the services we may need to make our day at the beach more comfortable.
In the summer months it has a lifeguard service. It also has showers, toilets and dressing rooms. If we do not carry our umbrella and chairs on the same beach we can rent umbrellas and deck chairs.
To refresh ourselves, have a snack or even eat, we have a small beach bar, moderately priced taking into account the location.
There are also various sports equipment rentals: paddle surf, canoes, snorkeling …
Cala Molins offers us a good range of activities to spend a most complete day at the beach. Although the sandy area is too small if there are many people, as it is a beach with a gentle slope, visitors can be very far apart in the water, where we can swim comfortably. If we are fans of snorkeling, the clear waters of Cala Molins are perfect for us. We will be able to look for schools of colorful fish, and if we get close to the rocky area we will be able to enjoy the most varied marine fauna.
It is also a very good area to practice diving. In fact, it is compared to the Caribbean beaches for its sandy bottom of fine white sand and blue waters. There are several companies that organize departures from this cove, especially as an initiation. In the nearby cliffs it is about 7 m deep, and among its rocks we can find a wide variety of fish. There is even a small tunnel that communicates with the neighboring Cala Carbó.
As we have said, you can also rent canoes and paddle boats to visit Cala Molins at our leisure, but you can also hire organized outings to visit the nearby coves.
Leaving the urbanized environment of Cala Molins we have several hiking routes. One of them even takes us to the Port of Pollensa through the Coll de Síller. From the nearby Cala Carbó and Cala Barques we have even more options to get to know the surroundings of this area.
Nor should we miss visiting the necropolis of l’Alzinaret, which is located next to the entrance of Cala San Vicente. It is a group of artificial caves from the pre-Talayotic period (dating from approximately 1600 BC), which served as both burial and housing. Your visit transports us to the prehistory of an environment that has been inhabited by humans for thousands of years.
If we are fans of cycling, there are many routes that start from Cala Molins, or at least have a stopping point here. The roads in the area are reasonably comfortable for cycling, and many have a bike path.
Finally, Cala Molins offers us a great gastronomic offer of typical Mallorcan cuisine, but also Mediterranean and international. What we don’t have is a large shopping area, but a few kilometers away we have Pollensa and Puerto de Pollensa, where we can visit several craft shops, and their traditional markets (Sundays and Wednesdays, respectively).
The accommodation offer in Cala Molins is quite varied. Attached to the beach itself we have a four-star hotel, and nearby we have others, two, four and even five stars.
We can also find tourist apartments, chalets and villas for vacation rental, and even some bed & breakfasts.