Son Bauló; escape the bustle of Can Picafort here
Services and features
Son Bauló beach is an urban sandy area located in Can Picafort, in the municipality of Santa Margarita, in the north of Mallorca. Like the rest of the beaches in the bay of Alcudia, it is made up of fine white sand with a gentle slope. It is about 200 m long, and its width varies between 40 and 70 m, but storms and the dynamics of the bay currents can affect the amount of sand.
On its left bank it is separated from the main beach of Can Picafort by a medium-height cliff, while its right bank is formed by the mouth of the Son Bauló stream. This forms a wetland that is part of the Son Real Natural Area.
It is a very popular beach to go with the family given the access facilities. It has nearby parking lots, and it also has a wooden walkway for access by people with reduced mobility. In addition, the sand enters the sea forming a very gentle slope.
In its back there are several hotels and residential areas, but its presence is not impressive to enjoy the sea views. It also has a promenade that runs along the beach, with a multitude of leisure and restaurant services, and that connects with the Can Picafort beach.
In high season it may present a high occupancy due to the presence of hotel occupants, but it does not reach the point of being saturated.
Anchoring in front of Son Bauló is possible, but with caution and at a certain distance from the shore.
How to get to Son Bauló
To get to Son Bauló we must go to Can Picafort. From Palma we will take the Ma-13 highway. Once in Inca we can choose to continue in the direction of Alcudia or take the Ma-3440, in the direction of Llubí. In the first case, we will simply follow the indications to Alcudia and Puerto de Alcudia, and then to Can Picafort. Once in Can Picafort, we will continue along the road from Artá to Alcudia until a roundabout where we will follow the directions for Son Bauló.
If we choose to follow the Llubí road, we must follow the indications to Santa Margarita, and then to Can Picafort. We will arrive at the roundabout that we have indicated before where we will be able to follow the signs towards Son Bauló. Near the beach there are several places to park.
If we want to get to Son Bauló by public transport we are in luck because there are up to three stops near the beach where several lines pass
The 390 connects the center of Palma with Can Picafort. From the airport there is line A32, but it does not go to Son Bauló, but to the center of Can Picafort. If we are in Inca we can take line 395. If we are staying in the north (between Puerto de Pollensa and Playa de Muro) we have the 352.
In the summer months we also have line 353, which covers the same areas and reaches Formentor. Line 354, which connects Can Picafort with Puerto de Sóller, also stops at Son Bauló. Line 355, which also runs through the north of Mallorca and part of the Sierra de Tramuntana, also stops here. If we are already in Can Picafort, line 392 brings us closer to Son Bauló and also to the magnificent beach of Son Serra de Marina.
We have already said that you can get there by boat, but with caution
On the one hand, the rocks that continue along the edge of the left bank of the beach are close to the surface. And on the other, the contributions of sand from the Son Bauló torrent make the water very shallow. At 500 m from the shore the sand and seaweed bottom is about 5 m. The beach is exposed to north-northeast and east winds.
As an urban beach, Son Bauló has all the necessary services to facilitate the enjoyment of the day at the beach. There is a rental service for sunbeds and umbrellas, toilets and showers, and a lifeguard service.
In addition to the bars and restaurants on the promenade, there is a beach bar that offers drinks and a good food menu. In addition, from dusk it offers live music.
Son Bauló and its surroundings offer a good range of activities to its visitors
At first, its beach is perfect for swimming and relaxing in the sun. A few meters from the sand we can enjoy a particular art exhibition: the sculptures of goddesses and fairies by Joan Bennàsar.
We can also rent pedal boats, canoes or paddlesurf boards to explore the waters of Son Bauló
Despite the shallow depth, the area near the stream can be curious for snorkeling. On the other hand, there are no very interesting dive sites.
From Son Bauló beach there are good hiking routes to entertain us out of the water
The most immediate is to visit the Natural Area of Son Real. Across the road is the Son Bauló industrial estate, in one of whose plots there is a dolmen dated between 1900 and 1600 BC.
From here we can also reach the nearby beach of Son Serra de Marina, one of the best in Mallorca according to many. If we have time and strength, this excursion will take us to the Natural Park of the Levante Peninsula along the coast of the Bay of Alcudia.
For cycling fans Son Bauló is also a perfect point to start their routes
If we are fans of mountain biking, this route will take us to Alcudia and Albufera de Mallorca:
If our sport is road biking, from Son Bauló we can tour the coast, enter the Pla and return along the Albufera:
If we don’t want to move from the beach, we have at our disposal a wide variety of bars and restaurants for different tastes and budgets
We can take from soft drinks to sophisticated cocktails, and taste aperitifs or tapas, to specialties of Majorcan, Mediterranean or international cuisine.
Next to the Son Bauló beach there are two hotels, three and four stars. Nearby there are several more hotels, also three and four stars, as well as tourist apartments.
If in Son Bauló itself we do not find exactly what we are looking for, we will undoubtedly find it in the rest of Can Picafort. With more than 13,000 hotel beds, it is one of the main destinations in the north of Mallorca, with offers of all categories. To this must be added more than 1000 places of tourist rentals between flats, chalets and villas.
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