Can Picafort is nine kilometres from Santa Margalida. It is the tourist, residential and urban hub par excellence in the municipality, and one of the oldest on the Alcudia Bay, in the north of Majorca.
Playa de Can Picafort is a bustling, kilometre-long beach of fine and golden sand along which there are all kinds of services: A walkway for disabled people, telephones, showers, washrooms, boat launch, Red Cross, rubbish bins and nautical sports area.
Incidentally, the writer Concha Alós based her novel Las Hogueras (which won the Planeta award in 1964) on the quiet Can Picafort Beach at the end of the 1950s.
The beach is 1,300 metres long and 30 metres wide. It has a moderate swell and a constant breeze varying from N, NE to SE. The slope is gentle, making it ideal for families. This beach in Majorca has a lifeguard service, deck chairs, umbrellas, etc., and as is customary, the blue flag is granted every summer.
All these features explain the massive influx of local and tourist beachgoers.
Access by highway is easy following the signage. Private vehicles must be parked on the streets near this beach, and the nearest bus stop is 100 metres away.