At over 1300 metres long with an average width of around 100 metres, the main resort beach at Santa Ponsa is quite large, and in recent years it has been extended
with imported sand to accommodate an increasing number of visitors to the resort. Even so, in high season it can still become very crowded due to its popularity
with both tourists and locals alike.
However, if you wish to escape from the crowds, there is also a smaller secondary beach, set in its own sheltered cove, about 15 minutes walk away which can be
reached from the Avda. Rei Jaume I.
Both beaches have the usual facilities expected of a modern resort, with sunbeds and parasols available for hire on a daily basis from May to October.
The attendants will collect money from you shortly after you take occupation of a bed. Also, on the larger beach there are pedalos for hire along
with a good variety of other water sports equipment.
Swimming in the bay is generally quite safe with no strong currents, and fairly shallow waters, however, care must always be exerted when the flag system
is in operation. Also if a safety area for swimming is roped of, it is recommended that you do not swim outside this area. It is forbidden to use pedalos,
windsurfers, boats and jet skis in this area. When a lifeguard is in attendance on the beach, any instructions given by him must be adhered to.
Regular boat trips along the south west coast operate from both the main beach and marina at Santa Ponsa, and at around £10 per head represent excellent value
for money. The boats are all quite modern, with both a small bar and toilet facilities onboard. On most trips the captain will usually stop for about 30 minutes
giving you the chance to dive or jump off the back of the boat and cool off in the sea.
Illegal fruit sellers often parade up and down the beach in the summer months trying to sell slices
of pineapple, melon etc. They are very tempting, particularly if you have been lying in the sun for
hours but beware - the fruit has often been exposed to the heat for some considerable time and the
price you pay for one slice of melon - well, you could buy several melons if you went to a local