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Nudist Beaches in Santa Margalida

Santa Margalida

The town of Santa Margalida lies 10 kilometres inland on the central plain of Majorca. The town is bordered in the north west by a fresh water swamp with the closest coastal resorts being Son Serra de Marina and C’an Picafort at the bay of Alcudia. It’s central location on the island gives it the advantage of being easily accessible to most of the beaches and attractions of Majorca. The capital city Palma and the Son Sant Joan International airport are about 45 kilometers from Santa Margalida and it is worth bearing in mind that public transport from the airport is virtually non existent so a hire car or taxi are really the only options. Most visitors to the area choose to stay in the nearby coastal resorts although the town itself does offer visitors a few options. The town has a large central square with a good selection of shops, tapas bars and restaurants. Also worth a visit is the impressive parish church of Santa Margalida that was built in 1232, and from its elevated position offers lovely countryside views.

A short drive from Santa Margalida, on the northern edge of Alcudia Bay is the S’Albufera Natural Park. The park is a protected wetland area that attracts birdwatchers from all over Europe and is home to some rare bird species. Year round residents include adorable hoopoes and peragrine falcons. Among the migratory birds that nest here are Elanora’s falcons and Montagu’s harriers. Throughout the park are walking and cycling trails as well as birdwatching hides and a tourist centre.

The seaside village of Son Serra de Marina does not cater much for holidaymakers but is a popular choice for a day trip. There are only a few shops in the village but a good selection of bars and restaurants to choose from. The village has a marina area and a choice of lovely sandy beaches, a firm favourite with surfers. There is a coastal path that connects the village with the popular town of C’an Picafort. Located in the Bay of Alcudia, the town is popular for sailing as it enjoys some of the best weather conditions in the Mediterranean. One of the largest go-kart tracks on the island is located here and each year holds an International 24 hour race. There is a good selection of shops and the main beach has a pleasant promenade lined with bars and restaurants. Along the coastal walk between the town and Son Serra de Marina are 2 official nudist beaches in Santa Margalida. Close by is the protected Albufera swamp, an area of 8 square kilometres with an interesting array of flora & fauna.

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