Best beaches in Marbella
The best beaches in Marbella
Marbella stretches across the Mediterranean Coast a long of 27 km of coastline of the municipal term, it is a city that lives facing the sea, hence its boom and economy is based mainly on the tourism sector and on real estate developments destined for to enjoy its magnificent quality of life.
The Marbella coastline has dozens of beaches with different characteristics, some of the main ones are:
Calahonda: a semi-urban beach with fine-grained golden sand and moderate waves. It has a length of 430m and a width of 30m and is the easternmost beach, located next to the municipality of Mijas. Medium occupancy level, with beautiful views, near the port and beach bars where you can eat or take a snack to eat.
Casablanca: it is an urban beach with golden sand and calm waves. It is 2 km long and 30 m wide and is equipped with beach volleyball nets. Located on Golden Mile in Marbella Club Urbanization.
Cortijo Blanco: semi-urban beach of dark sand of medium grain and low occupancy level. It has a length of 600 m, located in San Pedro de Alcántara- Nueva Andalucía, it has a suburb for walking or cycling, highly recommended.
Cabopino: Beach of fine golden sand 1,500m long, formed by natural dunes and bordered on one of its sides by the Port of Cabopino, in this area you can find one of the few nudist beaches in the area, very famous among the gay community.
El Alicate: semi-urban beach with medium-grained dark sand, with some natural dunes in the area. It has a length of 850 m
El Cable: it is an urban beach located next to the port of Marbella. One of the favorites of Marbella people and without a doubt one of the most beautiful, although its occupation is usually very high. It has dark sand and moderate swell. The length is 1.3km and the width is 50m. Very close to Puerto Pesquero where you can eat typical fried fish
El Faro: urban beach protected by a breakwater and the Marbella Sport Port. It is medium-grained golden sand. It has a high degree of occupancy and an area of 300 m in length, great to go with children because of its calm waves, you will also find all kinds of restaurants and beach bars in its surroundings.
El Pinillo: semi-urban beach with a blue flag located at the mouth of the Real River. It is dark sand of medium grain and moderate waves. It has an average degree of occupation and an area of 1.6 km in length.
Guadalmina: a beach of 1.5km long and 25m wide. It is made up of small coves, artificially created by dikes. It is semi-urban beach, with coarse-grained golden sand and gravel. It has an average degree of occupation and an area of 1.5 km in length.
La Bajadilla: it is a very popular beach in the urban area. Awarded with the blue flag, it has a high occupancy rate and an area of 700m in length by 40m in width. The sand is golden color and the waves are moderate. It is ideal for families and to enjoy a typical meal in its restaurants in the Fishing Port.
La Fontanilla: Very popular central beach, located next to the marina. The sand is black with medium grain and moderate waves. It is 850 m long by 30 m wide. Perfect also for families
La Víbora: semi-urban beach of fine golden sand with moderate waves. It has a medium occupancy rate and an area of 640 m in length by 30 in width. Located in Elviria, very close to the Hotel Don Carlos. It enjoys a spectacular water temperature as well as a fairly moderate swell so you won’t regret it if you choose this beach to spend your day with your family or friends.
Las Cañas: semi-urban beach 1.2km long and 15m wide. Fine-grained golden sand and moderate waves. It has a low occupancy rate. It houses a Tower of Lances from the 18th century that was used as a defense of the coastal area during the reign of Carlos III. In the vicinity we can find the famous Dunas de Artola or Dunas de Cabopino, a protected natural space with high ecological value.
Las Chapas: semi-urban beach with fine-grained golden sand and moderate waves. It has an area of 715m in length, has basic services and some restaurants and beach bars where you can eat or take drnk, it houses one of the most exclusive Beach Club in the world, Nikki Beach.
Linda Vista: this beach is home to the early Christian basilica of Vega del Mar. It is a semi-urban beach with dark, coarse-grained sand and gravel and moderate waves. It has a medium degree of occupation and an area of 650 m long by 30 m wide.
Los Monteros: it is a beach of more than 2km in length and 30m in width, made up of the smaller beaches of La Adelfa, Realejo and Río Real. It is a semi-urban beach with golden sand of medium grain and moderate waves. Here you will find some beach bars and an area of protected natural dunes. It has a medium degree of occupation. Very close to the luxury restaurant El Trocadero and El Mangaleta
Nagüeles: semi-urban beach of fine golden sand of medium grain and moderate waves, located on the Golden Mile. It has a high degree of occupancy and an extension of 800m in length by 40 in width. Next to the Marbella Club Hotel and Puente Romano, easily accessible on foot along the Promenade.
Pinomar: Located in Marbella East, a semi-urban beach with pleasant golden sand and moderate waves. It has an average occupancy rate and an area of 350 m long by 25 m wide. Very pleasant to enjoy a quiet day with family.
Real de Zaragoza: semi-urban beach located next to the Ciudad Residencial Tiempo Libre. It is of golden sand of medium grain and moderate waves. It has an average degree of occupation and an area of 1.6 km in length by 30 in width.
Río Verde / Puerto Banús: semi-urban beach 1 km long and 40 m wide. The sand is golden-pink color and the waves are moderate. It has a high occupancy rate and the blue flag. It is separated by a bridge from Puerto Banús, very close to the Coral Beach Hotel and if you like history and archeology you have a Roman villa from the 1st century BC. which was discovered in 1960 called Villa Romana de Río Verde, here you will find different and striking restaurants, beach bars and chiringuitos.
San Pedro de Alcántara: it is a regenerated beach 1.6 km long and 30 m wide. It is made up of gravel and medium-grained dark sand. It has a medium occupancy rate, moderate swell and the blue flag. With a long of restaurants and stores.
Venus: Urban beach of black sand in the heart of the city, ideal for families and the little ones due to its calm waves. It has a high degree of occupation and an area of 500 m in length by 50 in width. Next to the Puerto Deportivo where you can find the most representative area for drinks and bars in the city center, as well as typical Andalusian beach bars and a variety of restaurants and shops.
There are more beaches in Marbella, although we have mentioned some of the most important ones, it is always worth exploring every corner of the municipality, and enjoying its wonderful sun, good food and the Marbella party. On this page of the town hall you can also find out the latest news about the beaches of Marbella.
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