The beaches of Marbella are one of the reasons why this town enjoys a great affluence of tourists throughout the year. Everyone who visits the city, repeats, not only because of the number of people, restaurants, leisure points or tourist interest areas in Marbella, but also because of the tranquility and appearance that its crystalline waters and sands transmit, shining in the sun.
Which are the best beaches in Marbella?
Some of the best beaches in Marbella and most loved by tourists, are the following:
One of the longest beaches on the Costa del Sol, located between the towns of Mijas and Marbella. About 15 kms. east of the centre of Marbella. A semi-urban beach of medium grade golden-roasted sand, with rocks and moderate waves located between El Bombo beach and Cabopino Port and in front of the urbanization with which it shares its name.
You can practice diving and fishing. It is a narrow and quiet beach. It is characterized by its small and irregular inlets and outlets to the south. It has been classified as “Blue Flag” since 2017 by the European Foundation for Environmental Education; this award is due to the quality of its waters and the many services it offers.
Facilities and temperature at Calahonda beach
Free parking area although in the summer months it is usually full due to the high occupancy rate as it is a built-up area. Seafront largely with raised wooden walkway. Access for disabled people without barriers through several areas.
The atmopheric temperature can vary between 8-10º C in the winter months to 29-30º C in summer. The average monthly water temperature ranges from 14-16º C in the coldest months to 22-23º C in the hottest.
Numerous resorts, holiday complexes and restaurants or beach bars are adjacent to it. Gastronomy predominantly of roasted fish and cocktails but not exempt from some virgin areas of vegetation. Rental of deckchairs, hammocks, parasols and nautical equipment. Showers and toilets. Surveillance
Artola Beach – Cabopino
A natural paradise! It doesn’t leave anyone indifferent! The beach is known as Cabopino Beach, Artola Beach or Dunes Beach from Artola. About 13 kms. east of the centre of Marbella. One of the best beaches on the Costa del Sol.
Feeling of a special freedom and connection with nature. Landscape dotted with impressive dunes and native vegetation such as narcissus or junipers. This is its most peculiar characteristic and what makes it “unique”, the fact that in a great extension it is a virgin beach.
It is 1,200-1,500 metres long and between 20 and 45 metres wide on average, depending on the area. Located in the Artola Dunes, a valuable protected natural area and since 2001 declared a “Natural Monument”. Fine golden sand, crystalline waters, moderate waves.
Spacious, adjacent to the Cabopino Marina, it also stands out because it has a large stretch of nudist beach, very popular with the gay community.
The “Torre de los Ladrones”, a defensive tower of Roman origin, a relic from the Arab period declared a Site of Cultural Interest, stands out.
More about Cabopino beach
It does not have a promenade but can be accessed by a wooden walkway. Easy access with several free and paid parking areas (only inside Cabopino Port). Medium-high occupation, predominantly families with children.
Nautical rentals (pedal boats, jet skis, boats…) as well as water activities (bananaboat, Jetski, Kayak…). Hire of hammocks, deckchairs and parasols. Massage services. Beach bars. Showers. Surveillance. Wave the Blue Flag. Awarded the “Q” for tourist quality. Warm microclimate in winter and moderate in summer. Nearby campsite.
The atmospheric temperature can range from 8-10º C in the winter months to 29-30º C in summer. The average water temperature ranges from 14-16º C in the coldest months to 22-23º C in the warmest.
Las Cañas Beach
One of the most beautiful beaches in the area. 1 km. long and between 5-10 meters wide. Located in the area of Las Chapas. Urban area Urbanización Marbesa. A little more than 10 kms. east of the centre of Marbella.
One of the great attractions is the Torre de Lance de las Cañas, declared a Cultural Property, one of the many watchtowers in this area of Andalusia, which served as protection from sea invasions, built in the time of Charles III, around 1770 and whose state of conservation is very good. The tower is named after a nearby stream.
Beach of easy access. Free parking. Semi-urban beach. Scarce services but with nautical rentals, of hammocks and parasols. Medium level of occupation. Moderate waves.
Las Chapas Beach
Located about 10 kms. east of the centre of Marbella. Narrow beach of golden sand, fine and brilliant, 650-750 meters long and about 20-25 meters wide on average, located between different and luxurious holiday resorts in the residential area of the same name.
The atmospheric temperature can range from 8-10º C in the winter months to 29-30º C in the summer. The average monthly water temperature ranges from 14-16º C in the coldest months to 22-23º C in the hottest.
Easy access both on foot and by car. Free parking areas. Medium-high occupation. Moderate waves. Zone of leisure, fun and surrounded by the glamour of the beach clubs, at the back of the beach, is the famous Nikki Beach Club which offers different, varied and exclusive services but apart from that there are other chiringuitos or restaurants where you can try different cuisine at cheaper prices.
Suppliers of water sports. Rental of hammocks and parasols. They have showers. Very popular beach but not exempt of tranquility, since it is not in the habit of being excessively crowded along the year, except in high season.
An idyllic place to take photos or just enjoy the sunrise and sunset. Existence of vegetation around this beach. It does not have a promenade.
La Víbora Beach
A small beach but with a wild charm. Located 10 kms. east of the centre of Marbella. Its peculiar name is due to the stream next to which it is situated.
Golden sand and abundant vegetation. 850-900 meters long and about 30 meters wide on average. Good quality of its waters, great number of services and a very good environmental management. Nautical rental, hammocks, parasols. Presence of dunes. Showers.
Real de Zaragoza Beach
Located at approximately 9 kms. east of the center of Marbella. It is one of the largest beaches in the area. Very quiet. Medium occupation. It is located parallel to the urbanization of the same name.
Between 1,500 – 1,700 meters long and between 30 and 40 meters wide on average. White, fine and golden sand. Regular cleaning. It offers all kinds of services, from beach bars and restaurants to umbrella and deckchair rentals. Surveillance by lifeguards during the high season. Crystal clear, calm and shallow waters. Moderate swell.
It is a perfect beach to disconnect and relax. Very easy to access both on foot and by car due to its good signposting. Free parking in the urbanized area. Surrounded by luxury urbanizations. Dune extension with paths that take you to the beach itself. Perfect place for families with children.
El Alicate Beach
A real oasis among pine trees and bushes. Located at 6-7 kms, east of the centre of Marbella next to an urbanization with which it shares its name. It is named after the Alicate stream. Medium occupation even in high season. Quiet area, perfect for relaxing.
Exclusive area where one of the most representative and international people of Málaga lives Antonio Banderas. 850 meters long and 25 meters wide. Bordering Pinomar and extending along the beaches of Costabella form a total of 2 kms. Of sandy beaches. Typical Mediterranean sand, golden, dark and thick. Regular cleaning and all possible services such as bars, restaurants, beach bars, a beach club, as well as showers, toilets, parasol and deckchair rentals.
It has a large parking area especially next to the restaurant Los Sardinales and in the surroundings. Transparent and calm waters. Natural landscape of pines and meadows. Access for the disabled. Calm water sports such as standing rowing or canoeing.
The ambient temperature throughout the year can range from 8-10º C in the winter months to 29-30º C in the more summery months. The average water temperature can range from 14-16º C in the coldest months to 22-23º C in the hottest months.
Los Monteros Beach
It feels like you’ve reached an oasis. We are probably in front of the most peaceful beach in Marbella. Located approximately 5 kms. east of the center of Marbella. Situated in the area called the Bay of Marbella and whose urbanization and hotel shares name with the beach. Between 300 – 450 meters long and about 10 meters wide on average.
Divided into 3 sub-zones: Río Real, Realejo and La Adelfa, names coming from streams and the natural reserve of the area that normally only residents know, looking for indications of these sub-zones is an impossible task for outsiders. Counting these 3 sectors, they would add up to 2 kms. of coastline.
To access by car, there is at least one entrance for each subzone and parking both on the road and on the land. There are numerous chiringuitos and exclusive restaurants. It is not a beach of activities or water sports, but rather an area of relaxation, peace, tranquility and conviviality. Dune area with lots of vegetation. Thick sand in white and gold tones and grey pebbles. Moderate waves.
The ambient temperature throughout the year can range from 8-10º C in the winter months to 29-30º C in the more summery months. The average water temperature can range from 14-16º C in the coldest months to 22-23º C in the hottest months. Average occupation. Regular cleaning.
El Realejo Beach (Marbella Bay)
It belongs to the 2 kms. of coast known as Los Monteros Beach, extending from this beach to the Marina of Marbella. 800 meters long and 40 meters wide on average. Average occupation. Fine golden sand. Moderate waves. Surrounded by
vegetation. Quiet waters.
Next to this beach is the well-known Río Real golf course, which gives this area a beautiful chromatic-landscape contrast.
El Pinillo Beach
Like the previous beach, El Realejo, it is part of the 2 kms.
of coast extension of the denominated Beach of Los Monteros. The most characteristic feature of this beach is that it is enabled for dogs. 1.5 km. long. Canine beach in which in this year 2019 have been enabled sources and showers for dogs.
There is a specific parking area for cars and from there you can access the beach through a wooden path with the dog, never through sand on the beach, because they could be fined.This dog beach is open from March to September
El Cable Beach
It is the first beach we find just past the famous ” Arch of Marbella”. Located between the opening of the Rio Real and the Fishing Port.
It is one of the beaches by excellence and favorite of the locals because during the summer period and even outside this period, there are many activities such as beach volleyball tournaments, beach soccer games, sand castle competitions … and is where more people tend to accumulate every June 24th at midnight, to celebrate the famous night of San Juan, the night of the bonfires.
It is also an area where you can find boats to “skewer the sardines”, a typical meal in Malaga, and where the locals make free moragas or barbecues or what is the same … dinner on the beach with family and friends. About 500 meters long and about 40 meters wide on average. Close to the city’s industrial port.
The name of this beach is due to an old cable that was used back in the fifties to transport minerals from the mountainous areas to the cargo ships. This name is the greatest representation of the few vestiges that remind us of the mining and iron and steel age in the city.Today it is only a remnant in the water, as it does not function as such.
More about El Cable Beach
Very long and quite wide beach in different areas along the same. Especially at the western end, bordering the port. It is a beach that differs much from its occupation of the morning compared to the afternoon-night, since in the morning time is usually rather low and it is from and late afternoon when it becomes very high due to the many activities that take place in it.
The ambient temperature throughout the year does not vary from the rest of the year as it can range from 8-10º C in the winter months to 29-30º C in the summer months. The average water temperature is more of the same, as it can range from 14-16º C in the coldest months to 22-23º C in the hottest months.
Access to this beach is very simple, but not so much the power to park, although there is a parking area next to the same fishing port but is usually occupied very quickly. This beach has the Blue Flag and the certificate with the “Q” for tourist quality.
Lately it is also known as “Playa Padre” because of the beach club that especially stands out for its influx of people at night for its cocktails, food and music entertained by DJ’s. Rentals of deckchairs and umbrellas. Golden sand with dark tones. Toilets, showers, aid stations. Moderate waves.
Playa La Bajadilla
In the heart of Marbella. It is one of the closest beaches to the centre or old town. Located in an urban area. Located just 500 metres from the most popular and glamorous avenue in Spain; Avenida Ricardo Soriano full of luxury shops, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, etc.
From this beach begins the extensive promenade of the city. 850 metres long and 40 metres wide on average. It consists of two bays; a smaller one on the left next to the Fishing Port and a larger one on the right. Children’s playground and the shallow entrance to the sea water make it an ideal beach for families. Security by lifeguards who allow you to jump into the sea from the rocks of the breakwaters that border the larger of the two bays. There are a couple of restaurants, one on the sand and the other on the promenade that serve typical local dishes as well as all kinds of international cuisine.
It is mainly sand, but not without pebbles in the water at low tide. The largest bay is bordered on both sides by large rock breakwaters. The smaller one borders the port on the left side with a wall. The larger bay is obviously more spacious and has all possible facilities such as toilets, showers and there are providers for renting sunshades and sunbeds. It is a very quiet area.
The ambient temperature throughout the year does not vary from the rest of the year as it can range from 8-10º C in the winter months to 29-30º C in the more summery months. The average water temperature is more of the same, as it can range from 14-16º C in the coldest months to 22-23º C in the hottest months. Beach very cared for with regular cleaning.
Easy access but it is not the same if we speak in how much to the zone of parking around. Calm waves. Adapted to people with disabilities. Golden sand – gravelly sand.
Playa La Venus
Located in the centre of Marbella, on one side of the old course of the river Represa, between the two ports of the city; the old Fishing Port, converted and now called Marina – La Bajadilla and the Marina itself. About 400 meters long and about 40 meters wide on average. Urban beach with golden sand or a mixture of sand and gravel, some pebbles on the same shore and calm waters.
It offers attractions for both adults and children, making it ideal for families. One example is the children’s playground, on the same sand where the little ones can play and pedal on boats with slides alongside their parents. Very well equipped with rentals of deckchairs and umbrellas, cabins with massage services, restaurants, bars and even bars are among the many services that has this beach on the sand as well as on the same promenade. Compared to the other 2 beaches above, already within the city, prices are a little higher.
Presence of vegetation in the form of palms delimiting with the Paseo Marítimo. It is one of the busiest in the city. As for the sea, perhaps it is not ideal for the youngest, since shortly after entering there is a small step that makes its waters deeper than normal, for the youngest children. Very safe beach due to the presence of watchmen or lifeguards. Not that it is a beach where the sea is extremely agitated, as to produce a large swell, but at least compared to other beaches mentioned above, if you can practice some surfing in an unprofessional way.
The environmental temperature throughout the year does not vary with respect to the rest as it can range from 8-10º C in the winter months to 29-30º C in the more summery months. The average water temperature is more of the same, as it can range from 14-16º C in the coldest months to 22-23º C in the hottest months.
Easy to access, more complicated is to find free parking as it is an urban and very central beach. It is possible to park in several underground car parks, but this is not free of charge. High occupancy rate during the two main summer months of July and August, but shared by locals as well as tourists.
Of the 2 ports that limit it, the Sport Port of the city is the one that has more affluence and movement by the greater number of moorings of boats that take place, by the multitude of nautical supplies and classes of candle for children who make and by the fantastic atmosphere that surrounds it due to the multiple terraces of its bars. Access for the disabled.
Playa El Faro
Located next to the Marbella Sports Harbour 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 approximately 200 metres long and 30 metres wide on average, is one of the busiest and most popular beaches in the city throughout the year, not only in the high season.
It offers all the services available and all the necessary features of a great city of first level. It is 5 minutes away from all kinds of shops as well as from the most luxurious and big firms in the city, and from all kinds of terraces and restaurants. This beach has been awarded the “Blue Flag” since 2019, as well as the “Q” for quality.
Just one street away from this beach we would reach 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 leisure and cultural activities are held.
As it is a beach located in an urban area, like the previous ones, already within the municipality, it is easy to access, there is free and paid parking, but in terms of free parking it is scarce in comparison to the influx of people who enjoy this beach. The occupation is very high, there are usually people of all types and ages, but especially families with children. Adapted for people with disabilities. On the beach itself or in the middle of the Paseo Marítimo are located all kinds of beach bars, cafes, restaurants, bars, children’s areas, etc.
The gastronomy is extremely varied, it is possible to eat or to have dinner from the typical Andalusian “pescaíto frito” as well as any other type of international food. The prices are higher as it is more centrally located and more crowded. There are tents with massage services, as well as rental of sunbeds and parasols. Equipped with showers and toilets. Surveillance or lifeguards.
Between the beach and the Paseo Marítimo there are huge palm trees. Golden sand with beige tones and on the shore it is possible to find small pebbles. Shallow and generally calm waters. A variety of nautical and sports activities are carried out as well as being able to rent some kind of jet ski due to its proximity to the city’s marina. It is usually a very clean beach with regular cleaning service.
The environmental temperature throughout the year does not vary with respect to the rest of the year since it can oscillate from 8-10º C in the winter months to 29-30º C in the most summer months. The average water temperature is more of the same, as it can range from 14-16º C in the coldest months to 22-23º C in the warmest months.
Playa La Fontanilla
Another one of the most central beaches in the city. 1,000 meters long, about 30 meters wide on average. It starts very close to the port
Sporty and like the previous ones it runs parallel to the Paseo Marítimo separated by palm groves.
High occupation by both the residents of Marbella as well as by tourists. Urban area. Easy access, free and paid parking but little space in line with its influx, especially in the area of free money.
Fine golden sand with beige tones. It has all the possible services; chiringuitos, cafeterias, bars, restaurants, stores and any other type of commercial installation, nautical activities, showers, toilets, kiosks, rent of deckchairs and parasols and a long etcetera cause that those who enjoy this beach have everything to their disposition.
In addition to this beach you can find a cinema, some gymnasiums and some small shopping centres. Shallow waters and calm waves. There is an influx of hotels around. Like the previous ones, it is very common for families with children, although unlike the others, in this area there is no special programme for the little ones to enjoy.
We can find restaurants with atmospheres livened up by calm music. The ambient temperature throughout the year does not vary from the rest of the year as it can range from 8-10º C in the winter months to 29-30º C in the summer months. The average water temperature is more of the same, as it can range from 14-16º C in the coldest months to 22-23º C in the hottest months. Adapted for disabled people. The Adolfo Suárez Congress and Exposition Palace is only 500 metres away.
Located in the “Golden Mile” area. Also known as “Marbella Club” as there is an urbanization in this area under the same name. Urban area but already a little further away from the previous ones which are more central. 1.500 meters long and about 30 meters wide on average. Fine golden sand and moderate waves. Clean and crystalline waters. Regular cleaning service.
Good services and high occupation. Umbrella and hammock rentals. Equipped with toilets and showers. Access for the disabled. Easy access both on foot and by car. Parking area but as the previous ones, not so many areas in line with their occupation. Beach very varied as far as its occupation since they usually enjoy it so much the lovers of the sport, as well as the families or those who look for the relaxation.
Children’s play area and climbing nets. There are a couple of outdoor training areas for exercise. Perfect area for running, cycling or simply strolling along the Paseo Marítimo, whose route goes from marble to compacted sand, better known as the albero area.
Bicycle and segway rental centres. Massage centres. Drinking bars or cocktails. Small “oases” scattered in the sand with tall palm trees. There is a wooden walkway that goes into the water where you can walk. Restaurants with a variety of food of all kinds, whether local, national or international. Showers, toilets and the presence of lifeguards. The entrance to the water has a very gentle slope. Access by wheelchair ramps. Good facilities.
The ambient temperature throughout the year does not vary from the rest of the year as it can range from 8-10º C in the winter months to 29-30º C in the more summery months. The average water temperature is more of the same, as it can range from 14-16º C in the coldest months to 22-23º C in the hottest months. Blue Flag” holder since 2019.
For those who love luxury. Located in the area known as the “Golden Mile” of Marbella. Located in a semi-urban area. It is the most luxurious beach in this area because it is surrounded by the best and most exclusive luxury villas, the most expensive restaurants and the most exclusive beach clubs. The area is expensive.
It is about 1,600 metres long and about 40 metres wide on average. Fine golden sand. Moderate waves. It is the area that runs parallel to the Puente Romano tennis club, the Trocadero beach restaurant-club and at its beginning by a part of the resort as is Marbella Club and that it shares with the previous mentioned beach, the one in Casablanca.
Regular daily cleaning. Lifeguard throughout the year. It is shallow as soon as you enter the sea, so it is ideal, like so many others, for families with children. This area offers all kinds of services, from luxury yacht rentals to hammocks and parasols, as well as restaurants, cafes, beach bars and chiringuitos. There are a good number of kiosks where you can quench your thirst by selling soft drinks.
Luxury hotels and restaurants surround this beach. The mountains of the Sierra Blanca rise behind this beach. Access for the disabled. Easy access on foot. Free parking. High occupancy rate especially in the 2 peak months in summer; July and August. There is a wooden walkway, quite extensive, which along with a jetty, also located on this beach, enters the sea water and are undoubtedly two areas that give a differential aspect of this beach, for the simple fact of being able to walk and relax beyond the area of the seashore. There are showers.
Playa El Ancón
A paradise only 2 kilometers from Puerto Banus. Located in the “Golden Mile” and close to the urbanization with whom it shares the same name. Semi-urban area. 1,200 meters long and rather narrow, about 15 meters wide on average. Golden sand. Showers or footbaths. Umbrella and hammock rentals. Access for the disabled. Regular cleaning service.
Dark sand with some rocks and gravel mix. Moderate waves. Frequented by both locals and tourists. It is common to see people riding their bikes in this area, just running or doing any other kind of exercise or sport activity through the albero that forms the Promenade. Facilities for outdoor exercise.
It is also common to see people riding a scooter or a segway. There is a fitness trail. Urban area. In this area you can find palm trees as a type of vegetation. Both the beach and the area are very quiet, being a little further away from the most central beaches of the city. It is not a beach that has problems of occupation since it is not in the habit of filling up, therefore it is very calm, we could say that it has an average occupation throughout the year, though in summer, rather in the 2 more top months, July and August, it can become high.
Provider of water sports such as small catamarans, kayaks, SUP boards or banana boats. It is easily accessible on foot, but not by car as there is not much room for parking. It is very popular in this area the beach bar Victor’s Beach, rather quiet and to relax during the day, being able to eat or have a drink or cocktail, but not without good atmosphere mixing it with good music at night.
The ambient temperature throughout the year does not vary with respect to the rest as it can range from 8-10 º C in the winter months to 29-30 º C in the summer months. The average water temperature is more of the same, as it can range from 14-16º C in the coldest months to 22-23º C in the hottest months.
Playa Rio Verde
Located on the west coast of Marbella, just before Puerto Banus. We could say that it is an imaginary boundary between Marbella centre and Puerto Banús, although it belongs to the latter urban centre, although there is no differentiation between this beach and Puerto Banús since, as it usually happens with all kinds of beaches, there are no exact limits of where one ends and the other begins.
Semi-urban area. Golden-pink sand. Its waters are, perhaps, a little deeper than the rest of the previous most central beaches of Marbella. Quiet waves. Its name is due to the urbanization that surrounds it and above all because of the river, with which it shares its name and runs through this area. It can be said that next to the small beach of Puerto Banús it borders directly on the rear dock of the marina. 1.500 meters long and about 40 meters wide on average. Due to its situation it is one of the most frequented beaches of Marbella in this western area. It has all the possible services for any visitor.
What to do in Rio Verde beach?
It is located in one of the most luxurious centers of all Europe, Puerto Banus, In its vicinity we can find the remains of a Spanish-Roman villa of the first century, known as the Roman Villa of Rio Verde. This important archaeological site is located near the mouth of the Rio Verde and is one of the most valuable examples of Roman domestic construction on the Andalusian coast. In this Roman villa you can admire the wonderful pavements of its rooms, among which a polychrome mosaic of a Gorgoneion, which was an amulet of antiquity, surrounded by beautiful geometric motifs, stands out.
It is equipped with services such as cafeterias and restaurants, beach bars, hammock and deckchair rentals, sunshades, showers, toilets, footbaths, nautical rentals, rescue equipment, good signs, and it is a diving area. There is free parking in this area. As it is protected by jetties, it is usually a busy beach and ideal for families with children. Easy access both on foot and by car. Access for the disabled. High occupancy rate.
Also worth mentioning is the wooden bridge over the River Verde itself, which is a very quiet area and prolific in seeing people running, cycling and any other type of sporting activity. The Paseo Marítimo continues to be made of compacted earth, better known as the albero, as a continuation of the previous beaches, but just from the bridge over the river it ceases to be made of earth and becomes of cement and concrete
Playa de Guadalmina
This beach is located in one of the most luxurious areas of Marbella. Nearby is the Guadalmina golf course. It is the last beach in the municipality of Marbella. At about 14 kms. It is a spacious beach, ideal for visiting with the family with perfect equipment and very good facilities. It is about 1,500 metres long and 25 metres wide on average.
You can also opt for water sports and beach bars where you can cool down and have a drink to keep you away from the high temperatures. Adapted for people with disabilities. Blue Flag” wave since 1992.
The Roman ruins from the 3rd century A.D., popularly known as Las Bóvedas, stand out. From the Roman baths you can see a huge defensive watchtower from the 16th century. These historical remains are declared to be of cultural interest.
In the surrounding streets is where you can find space to park your car.
The ambient temperature throughout the year does not vary from the rest of the year as it can range from 8-10º C in the winter months to 29-30º C in the more summery months. The average water temperature is more of the same, as it can range from 14-16º C in the coldest months to 22-23º C in the hottest months.
Playa de Lindavista
It is located in the municipality of San Pedro de Alcántara. About 15 minutes by car from Marbella centre. Its extension is about 650 meters long and about 30 meters wide on average. It shares its name with the surrounding urbanization. It has public services and jet ski rentals.
It is one of the most visited beaches by San Pedro’s own residents than by tourists. This beach is perfectly equipped with all type of chiringuitos, restaurants (mainly one with Belgian culinary specialties) and bars with zones of chill out where to be able to taste calmly delicious cocktails.
A few meters from this beach, passing the mouth of the Guadalmedina River, you can see the Tower of the Vault, a defensive beacon tower of the sixteenth century along with the Roman baths and apart the Paleochristian site of the Basilica Vega del Mar.
This beach is popular with families and older couples. Parking is available in the surrounding streets, just behind the beach. The ambient temperature throughout the year does not vary from the rest as it can range from 8-10º C in the winter months to 29-30º C in the more summery months.
The average water temperature is more of the same, as it can range from 14-16º C in the coldest months to 22-23º C in the hottest months. Easy access. Animals are allowed. In the restaurants located in this area is where you can find loungers or hammocks at the same time umbrellas.
Playa de San pedro de Alcántara
Beach near Puerto Banus and Marbella. It can be accessed through a promenade full of beach bars and areas of tourist interest. If you decide to visit the town with the children of the house, it is a great option, because there are games for them to have fun.
This beach has vegetation in the form of eucalyptus trees almost to the shore and palm trees around the promenade. Among this vegetation of palms stands out a sculpture of an elephant in natural size that steps on the same sand of the beach. It is about 1,400 metres long and 35 metres wide on average. Blue flag for more than 24 years. It has the “Q” for tourist quality.
Recommended for families. Free parking and it is easy to park in this area at any time of the year, including in the summer. Easy access on foot and by car. It has services such as toilets, showers, footbaths, hiring of hammocks or sunbeds and parasols, surveillance equipment, regular cleaning service.
Playa de Nueva Andalucía
This beach in Marbella is located in the western part of the city, in the town centre from which it takes its name: Nueva Andalucía. This beach is adjacent to Puerto Banus, in fact it is a continuation or extension of it right next to the most exclusive marina in all of Marbella.
Fine golden sand with dark tones. Vegetation in the shape of palm trees. This beach has certain aspects or tropical reminiscences. It is 1,050 metres long and about 30 metres wide on average.
In this area you can find 2 of the best beach clubs in the whole area and in all of Marbella; the Ocean Club and the Buddha Beach. Compared to the previous beaches, perhaps not so many cafes or restaurants and in general so many services for tourists, but there are, there are.
Located in a semi-urban area. Recommended for families. Rentals of hammocks and parasols. Easy access on foot and by car. Free parking. Showers. High occupancy. On this beach or rather in this area there is no longer a promenade as such. Moderate waves.
Playa Cortijo Blanco
Located west of Marbella centre and the prestigious marina of Puerto Banús and east of the Marbella town of San Pedro de Alcántara.
It is about 1.500 meters long and up to 60 meters wide in some areas.
It stands out because of the paradisiacal natural environment that frames it; the high peaks of the Paraje Natural de los Reales de Sierra Bermeja. This sierra is the mountain range that separates the Serranía de Ronda from the Mediterranean coast, from Marbella to Estepona. The largest massif of iron and platinum rich rocks in the world.
It is one of the quietest beaches in the area. Away from the apartment buildings. Its access by car is easy but it is advisable to leave the car in the surroundings of the nearby urbanizations and access on foot. Recommended for families. Located in a semi-urban area. No barriers, access for the disabled.
It has services such as toilets, showers or footbaths, lifeguards, beach bars, restaurants, a few well-known beach clubs, deckchair and sunshade rentals, children’s area, etc. Palm trees as a type of vegetation arranged as small oasis in the sand, which makes that the tourists can be protected of the sun, finding zones of shades, as well as in the passage of the Marine Stroll.
It has a promenade. Medium occupation, not usually crowded. Fine greyish-brown sand mixed with small pebbles at the entrance to the sea water. Visually very attractive, very clean and well caried. It is important to note that at the most eastern end of the beach bathers may encounter sharp rocks in the sea water itself.
The ambient temperature throughout the year does not vary from the rest as it can range from 8-10º C in the winter months to 29-30º C in the more summery months. The average water temperature is more of the same, as it can range from 14-16º C in the coldest months to 22-23º C in the hottest months. It is easy to access the beach as well as to find parking areas. Adapted for disabled people.
Playa de Puerto Banús
Glamour, exclusivity and luxury at its best. Located on the west coast of Marbella and more specifically on the back of Puerto
Banús, sits this flirty little beach that looks out over the Playa de Río Verde in the foreground and the mountain of La Concha.
The mosque, the Oasis and the Roman Bridge are some of the nearby tourist areas. You can practice water sports or lie down to sunbathe on its fine sand.
The name of Banús is due to the name or rather the surname of the businessman, builder and real estate developer, José Banús, who decided and was in charge of building and raising this exclusive area.
The distance from Puerto Banús to Marbella is about 7 kms. The beach is 1.500 meters long and 40 meters wide on average. In fact the beach of Puerto Banus is considered to be the whole of the Rio Verde beach (east side) plus the Duque beach (west side).
It is the most exclusive beach in the area and in general in all of Marbella since it receives the same name as the Sports Port, one of the most luxurious and glamorous areas in the Mediterranean, in all of Spain and one of the most popular in all of Europe. On this beach, visitors and tourists have all the services possible, both existing and to be found.
Puerto Banús is the most sophisticated enclave on the Costa del Sol. There is no other area or port where you can find a greater concentration of yachts, sports cars, hotels, boutiques, beach and non beach clubs or luxury or higher level restaurants. There is also a huge and popular shopping centre (El Corte Inglés) which is very busy and has the best possible brands. Located in an urban area. It is a beach and an area where it mixes relaxation in its morning hours and fun in its evening hours. Apart from the luxury, exclusivity and glamour, there are also areas for tourists or visitors of all kinds; there is a green and very well cared for park on the edge of an extensive promenade where there is a children’s playground, and an outdoor fitness field, a huge water slide or a water sports provider, as well as some kiosks. White sand with beige tones and small
pebbles on the seashore. Water sports area through kayak rentals, take a banana boat ride or try parasailing.
Presence of lifeguards. The ambient temperature throughout the year does not vary from the rest as it can range from 8-10º C in the winter months to 29-30º C in the more summery months. The temperature
average water temperature, more of the same, as it can range from 14-16º C in the coldest months to 22-23º C in the hottest months. Easy access on foot and by car but difficult to find free parking. There are several paid car parks around the beach and port. Beach “without barriers” as it has access for disabled people. Rentals of deckchairs or hammocks and parasols. Chiringuitos with high prices.
Hotel Lima Marbella: The best option to enjoy these beaches
Before accessing these beaches in Marbella, it is necessary to consider where you will be staying. Hotel Lima Marbella is a 4 star hotel in Marbella where you can enjoy great service and the beaches that surround it.
When looking for accommodation in Marbella, the first thing to consider is whether it is a quality hotel is the cleanliness, through the friendliness of the staff, which is located in an area where you do not have to walk much to enjoy the surroundings and in turn provides tranquility and comfort in equal parts.
The Hotel Lima de Marbella meets all these characteristics. Not only will you be able to enjoy that holiday you have been wanting for so long, but you will be able to go out at any time and enjoy all the areas of tourist interest or the beaches of the town without having to waste a lot of time on the way.