Cala Major beach on Sunday.

26-07-2020Wendy Urquhart

For the second Sunday in a row, Palma town hall was obliged to prevent access to Cala Major beach because capacity was being reached.

At 12.30, there were red notices to indicate that entrance points to the beach were closed. The beach capacity - 1,250 people - hadn't in fact been reached, but the number of beachgoers was by then over 90% of the limit. Palma police controlled the access points.

Last Sunday, this measure applied for more than two hours.

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Amanda Flood / Hace 11 days

We were there as a family of 5, having paid 25 euros for an umbrella for the day. We went for lunch and came back to find a policeman guarding the beach. He refused to allow even one of us to go onto the beach to collect our bags, towels and valuables.

He told us we would have to wait all day to collect our items if necessary.

Fortunately one of the people from Kokomo came up and kindly went to collect our stuff for us. It took him 3 trips!

We lost 25 euros and encountered unhelpful and unfriendly behaviour from the police. Not even a 'sorry' - just blank faced insistence from a masked policeman with a gun.

Not much of an advert for the Balearics.

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