Ashore in Port of Pollenca Part 2.

Ashore in Port of Pollenca Part 2.

Sailing around The Balearic Islands. Mallorca Yacht Charter.

No matter if land based or on Sailing holidays in Mallorca, head inland & leave your charter in Pollenca Yacht Club or the Ports IB moorings on Pollenca Quay. You will find a small port that has spread.  This is the Port of Pollenca as opposed to “Old Town Pollenca”  which lies 10 a minute drive inland.  Very popular with Brits the port & Pollenca beaches have an upmarket but relaxed seaside vibe with loads to do and a good range of hotels, hostales & pleasant places to eat & drink.

Looking South along the beach the recently part pedestrianised beach front and holiday apartments continue way past a small nature reserve, with sailing (Cat Dinghy windsurf SUP Kite) concessions, restaurants & beach front bars.  The far end of the bay towards Alcudia old town is now a super popular Kite surf + a few windsurfers area due to sea breeze making near perfect conditions with a slow rolling swell to add interest further out.  The town in this direction is more “useful business” orientated with a good & semi reasonable chandlers, Engineering companies, Dive shops etc & also in the 1st 2 streets that run parallel to the shore the “interesting” restaurants personal favourite being Bodega Can Ferra (Google “Arroz brut :dirty rice”)

Looking to the North & NE the “Pine walk” Pollenca stretches round to the seaplane (Hidros) base and Avenzada castle – a fine and sheltered anchorage if you are renting a boat in Majorca. This is a great little area busy initially with all sorts of establishments (Including a busy modern tourist square 2 streets back) most of which are good even if a little formulaic however as you head away walking past small beach areas some with umbrellas & beds, some freestyle the crowds thin out & the buildings on the shore become residential.  There are some finds to be had including the most comfortable Illa D’or Hotel. Looking back towards the harbour there is a fine & huge swimming area great for families that also happens to be in the lee of the mountains (for the prevailing Majorca winds) making for a welcome sun trap when its blowing a hoolie out in Pollenca bay.  A pleasant place to get off your charter boat & explore.