One of the features of this part of Majorca is the dramatic jagged coastline and numerous sandy coves. Overall the municipality of Capdepera has almost 42km of coastline and most of its beaches and coves have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag by the European Union for their cleanliness, facilities and water quality.
Cala Ratjada, and the surrounding area, has a number of good beaches to choose from. Although in all fairness the main town beach called "Son Moll", isn't particularly large and does get very crowded and noisy during the summer. One point to certainly bear in mind if you have small children with you, it that the sea shelves quite steeply a few metres out from the shore. Also, the other beach at "Cala Gat" is even smaller than "Son Moll" at just 50m long and 25m wide. However, if it's privacy you seek, you'll need to head a little further north, where you’ll find a number of good sandy beaches at Cala Guya, Cala Agulla or Cala Mesquida.
This stretch of the north east coastline around Cala Mesquida and Cala Agulla has been recognised for its special ecological and environment value. The Balearic Islands local Government have declared the area as a specially protected bird sanctuary, and as such is one of the few places on the island that the pine forests still overlook the beach.