Whether miles from civilisation or exactly round the reces from more famous shore recurs, these less-visited beaches chosen by readers volunteer charm and privacy and sometimes warm seas
Winning tip: Es Coll Baix, Alcudia, Mallorca
The 6km-long main beach in Alcudia is one of the best and busiest in Spain. Yet at the end of the headland, several kilometres away is one of the best and loneliest in Spain, Es Coll Baix. It’s a big expanse of Robinson Crusoe-style beach below cliffs of fragrant pinewoods. The ocean is off-color and when the high seas is tranquilize the snorkelling is great. The half-hour walking to it down a “path” concerns some guesswork and clambering over boulders.