Marbella - Beaches

© iStock photo A day on the beach in Marbella: there´s something for everyone.
A day on the beach in Marbella: there´s something for everyone.

Being a coastal town on the Costa del Sol, Marbella is certainly not short of beaches. Marbella has it all: beaches for familes, couples, friends and singles alike. Marbella beaches include some water sports centres, all have chiringuitos (beach bars), there are a handful of luxury beach clubs, many beach-front restaurants and beach-front hotels. Some of the beach have been awarded Blue Flags. Many provide life-guards seven day a week from Easter to end September. This list below to help you to select your perfect beach. Click on the title for more info. The beaches listed below run from west to east. 


Estepona beaches are to the west.

Playa de Guadalmina Playa Lindavista
Playa de Guadalmina lies just to the east of the Guadalmina River, and it is close to the Hotel Guadalmina.

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Playa Lindavista is in San Pedro de Alcántara. Surrounded by various Roman ruins which offer a cultural break from the heat.

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 Playa de San Pedro de Alcántara Playa Cortijo Blanco
Playa de San Pedro de Alcántara is approximately 3km long. It is backed by the paseo maritimo making it very popular with tourists.

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Cortijo Blanco beach is at the eastern end of the San Pedro seafront promenade on a small headland and infront of Urbanization Cortijo Blanco.

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Playa Nueva Andalucia Playa Puerto Banus
This beach is in Nueva Andalucia, just west of Puerto Banus. This beach is very popular with younger people as it is where you will find Buddha Beach Club, amongst other beach bars and facilites.
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This popular beach is just to east of the Puerto Banus marina.
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Playa Rio Verde El Ancón
Playa Rio Verde is found just to the east of Puerto Banus, next to the Rio Verde itself, to access the beach you cross over the river on a footbridge.
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Situated on the coastal area of the village of Ancon to the West of Marbella, near to Puerto Banus. Golden sand.
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Nagüeles Fontanilla
Nagüeles beach is found on Marbella´s "Golden Mile" along the paseo maritimo. It is next to Marbella Beach Club. 
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This beach offers lots of varieties of watersports. It is next to Marbella port, ideal for families as it is next to the outdoor play area.
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El Faro Venus
Very busy beach, ideal for families as it is next to the outdoor play area. Situated to the West of the Port. 
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La Venus beach is also known as Playa el Fuerte after the fort, is it is situated right next to the Fuerte Hotel. It is another relatively small beach, at just 400 X 50m.
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La Bajadilla El Cable
La Bajadilla is situated next to Marbella´s Fishing Port; it is 700X40m. This is a very busy beach because of its tranquil waters.
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Between the fishing port and the Rio Real. Very popular beach with a wide variety of services.
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Banana Beach Funny Beach

Banana Beach lies east of El Cable; it is a very lively beach with lots of bars often playing live music.
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Funny beach is so called because it hosts a number of attractions and entertainment facilities, for this reason it is very popular with young families.
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Pinillo Monteros
This beach is backed by the Urbanización los Monteros, and is home to a collection of sand dunes.
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This quiet 940 metre stretch of beach where you can hire a beach bed to enjoy a quiet corner of sun is just to the west of El Faro
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El Alicate Las Chapas
Next to the Urbanización del Mar, traditional dark Marbella sand, near to Golf. It is also known as Playa Pinomar.
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Next to the Urbanization Las Chapas, and the Las Chapas Camp Site.
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Playa Artola  
Playa Artola is found to the east of Cabopino Puerto Deportivo. It is also known as the punto ladrones because it is home to the Torre Ladrones watch tower.
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 Mijas Costa beaches are to the East

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