Located next to Marbella’s Marina and in the heart of the city. It is named after the enormous lighthouse that dates from 1864 and which presides over the promenade. This beach, which is about 200 meters long and about 30 meters wide on average, is one of the busiest and most popular beaches in the city all year round, not only in the high season.
It offers every possible service and all the necessary facilities of a big first class city. It is 5 minutes away from all kinds of shops as well as the most luxurious and big firms in the city, and all kinds of bar terraces and restaurants. This beach has been flying the “Blue Flag” since 2019, as well as the “Q” for quality.
Just one street away from this beach you will find the Parque de la Constitución, probably the most popular park in the city and which, in addition to a beautiful garden, houses an Auditorium where all kinds of recreational and cultural activities are held.
Accessibility to El Faro beach
Being a Marbella beach located in an urban area, it is easy to access. There is free and paid parking, but the free parking offer is scarce given the influx of people who come to this beach. The number of beachgoers is very high and there are usually people of all types and ages, but especially families with children. Adapted for people with disabilities. On the beach itself or right on the promenade there are all kinds of beach bars, cafés, restaurants, bars, children’s areas, etc.
The gastronomy is extremely varied, since you can eat everything from the typical Andalusian “pescaíto frito” or fried fish, to any other type of international food. There are marquees offering massage services. Sunbed and sunshade rental. Equipped with showers and toilets. Lifeguard service.
Between the beach and the promenade there are huge palm trees. Various nautical and sports activities can be practiced, and some kinds of jet skis can be rented due to its proximity to the city’s marina. It is usually a very clean beach with a regular cleaning service.
Average temperature during the year
The temperature throughout the year does not vary from the rest of the beaches, ranging from 8-10º C in the winter months to 29-30º C in the summer months. The average water temperature is the same again, ranging from 14-16º C in the coldest months to 22-23º C in the hottest months.