Beaches - La Venus

La Venus beach is also known as Playa el Fuerte as it is situated right next to the Fuerte Hotel © Sophie Carefull
La Venus beach is also known as Playa el Fuerte as it is situated right next to the Fuerte Hotel.

Playa El Faro is the next Marbella beach to the west.

Playa La Venus

La Venus beach is also known as Playa el Fuerte as it is situated right next to the Fuerte (Castle) and later the Fuerte Hotel.

It is another relatively small beach, at just 400m x  50m wide. The beach sits between the Puerto Deportivo and the Represa River where a arteficial breakwater has been constructed.

This is a family beach, it has become very popular with families as it has childrens play area close by  (however the play area is unsupervised). It also has access to a wide variety of watersports. This beach is backed by the paseo maritimo and so is very busy, especially during the summer. This is the beach closest to the centre of Marbella and can be thought of the the Marbella tow beach. 

There is parking at La Venus beach but it fills up quickly especially during busy summer periods. There are ample facilities at this beach, including restaurants, WC´s, showers, sun loungers, parasols, a public telephone and life guard surveillance in summer.

Its great facilities and high standards of cleanliness it is usually recognised with a Blue Flag award. Since the tradgedy when there Turkish students on holiday drowned in April 2015 we are reminded that out of sason, there can be strong currents on this and other Marbella beaches. There are also no coloured flag warnings out of season. If in doubt you will find the Playa El Faro to the wast is more sheltered.

Playa Bajadilla is the next Marbella beach to the east.