Sant Elm is a small resort on the
west coast of Mallorca, that faces the small island Es Pantaleu and
the larger island Sa Dragonera.
The drive to Sant
Elm is through twisting roads in a scenic landscape.
On the way to Sant Elm the charming little village of Andratx is
worth a stop.
The 130 metres long beach in Sant Elm has two names: Platja de
Sant Elm or Es Geperut.
The beach consists of two beaches.
The larger one has fine grained sand, many sun loungers and a
playground. Obviously the most crowded of the two beaches.
The smaller beach has part sand and
part gravel. There is a few sun loungers but this part of the beach
is the quiet one.
The water is very clear.
Behind the larger beach you will find
two parking areas. Parking in the closest one cost 3 Euro while
parking is for free at the other one (200 metres from the beach).
The sea is fairly shallow and there is a playground behind the
large beach. All in all a child-friendly beach.
Pedal boats for hire. The good swimmers can snorkel by the small
island Es Pantaleu.
There is a restaurant in a hotel next to the beach. Additionally,
you will find several restaurants/cafés in the pedestrian street
very close to the beach.
The resort Sant Elm
The former fishing
village Sant Elm has only about 500 inhabitants.
Tourism has become
the main source of income but Sant Elm is still charming and quiet.