Mallorca has a vast amount of beaches however very few (at the moment), allow you to bring your dog with you. In Calvia community, south of the island, where I live, we have the incredible amount of 34 beaches and got a coast line that counts up to 54 km but do you believe that any of our dear dogs are allowed there. The answer is no, but surely there is room for all of us??
It was allowed, up to year 2006, for dogs to be on the beaches during the winter season, from October to April. This was changed by a new law end of 2006 for the year 2007. Suddenly they had decided to ban dogs from all the beaches all year around. The reason for that can be anyone's guess, mine is that they don't like dogs. However that was when I decided it was definitely time for the dogs to be integrated in our community, society as the well worth group they are; not to mention as man’s best friend.
I have therefore worked hard, since 5th of June 2007, trying to change the law for an improvement for the dogs, and things have moved forward. However I must admit that in Calvia there have been very little changes so far, instead there are positive movements and happenings in many other municipals, like Artá, Pollença, Andratx, Palma, Sóller and more. I can see (and hope) that 2012 is the year when some great changes will be made so Mallorca will start growing in becoming a "pet friendly" island; for all residents and future pet tourists!
So dear readers until the day they change the dog laws again, so that we all can live in harmony. I have decided to put up, for your information, beaches & coves (“calas” as they are called in Spanish) where you can take you dog for a swim with less possibility of getting caught by the police.
However do not forget, at least in Calvia, for the moment, it is illegal to bring your pet to any beach so it is on your own risk (to get a fine for it) that you do it. But I must admit that that hasn’t stopped me and many more to break the rules! Some rules are just made to be broken, right! So it is a pleasure for me to present you with this section of Beaches & Coves and I hope you will enjoy it!
I would be very happy if YOU know of a "Pet Friendly" beach/cala that you can recommend. You only need to send a short description (how to get there and some lines about the place itself) and a few (clear) photos and it will be added for all pet owners joy.
Thank you and hope to hear from you!