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 beaches have been awarded Blue Flags. In 2018, Marbella council announced its new ´Beach Plan´ to increase lifeguard presence on the surrounding beaches. This means that from June 15 to September 30, between 11.30-19.30, lifeguards and first aid services are positioned at 15 points along the coast including La Víbora, Real de Zaragoza, Los Monteros, El Cable, Bajadilla, La Venus, El Faro, Casablanca, Río Verde, Puerto Banús, Nueva Andalucía, San Pedro and Lindavista. For July and August, this is extended to 20.00hrs. There are even plans to continue these services into October.
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.
This is the long straight and wide beach backed by a seafront promenade, cycle path and a quiet urban access road. This beach is never crouded due to its size. The beach offers full services… More →
This beach is located between the Puerto Banus Marina complex and Playa Rio Verde, just to the east of the main town. It is also known as Playa de Levante.
Playa de Cortijo Blanco lies at the east end continuationi of the long Playa de San Pedro de Alcantara. The beach is approximately 500m long and wide and forms a slight headland. It is backed by… More →
Playa Artola is the beach situated to the west of Cabopino Marina. This is on a promenant part of the coast called Punta Ladrones. One assumes ladrones (robbers) prefered to come ashore on… More →
The famous Nikki Beach club in the gardens of the Don Carlos Hotel is located here, so there is no shortage of celebrities and glamourous folk on Las Chapas beach. It is very popular and busy in… More →
El Pinillo beach is a relatively large stretch of beach; it is over 1.5km long. It is an attractive beach with large areas of sand dunes. The land behind the beach is only built.
Funny Beach is so called because it hosted a karting track of that name on the land just behind the beach. The official name for this beach is the west end of Playa el Pinillo. Funny Beach is just… More →
Banana Beach is the common unoficial name for the stretch of beach at the east end of Playa El Cable. This beach is popular with young people and a number of bars play music. It is referenced as… More →
El Cable beach is approximately 400m long. It is situated to the east of the Fishing Port whose breakwater bounds the beach. This beach is very busy as it is a popular destination for summer… More →
La Bajadilla beach is situated to the west of Marbella´s Fishing Port. At one end it is very wide as it ocupies the triangle against the breakwaters of the port. It is 700m long and on averge 40m… More →
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… More →
Playa el Faro is situated just to the west of Marbella Port and enclised by the breakwater. It is a very small stretch of beach only 200m X 30m and is very sheltered. This is a very busy beach… More →
Playa Fontanilla is a beach located to the west of Marbella Marina - the Marbella Puerto Deportivo. The beach is approximately 1km long. It backs onto the paseo maritimo which has multiple… More →
Nagüeles beach is a very popular beach found on Marbella´s famous "Golden Mile" along the paseo maritimo. It is approximately 1.5km long and thank to a espigon (breakwater) at the west end, it is… More →
Is a beach situated between Marbella and Puerto Banus, next to the El Ancón Urbanization. El Ancón beach is approximately 1km long and quite narrow being 15m wide. It is backed by a pedestrian… More →
Playa Rio Verde is just to the east of Puerto Banus, next to the Rio Verde itself; to access the beach from Puerto Banus you cross over the river on a stylish wooden footbridge where you can watch… More →
Playa Nueva Andalucia is the name of the length of a number of diverse small connected beaches facing the area known as Nueva Andalucia, and just west of popular celebrity haunt Puerto Banus and… More →
Playa LindaVista is in the San Pedro de Alcántara area of Marbella at the western end of the seafron promenade. It is a very narrow beach, and quite small. The beach is accessible by road via the… More →
It lies just to the east of the Guadalmina River, and bounds the Guadalmina Urbanisation of Marbella it is close to the Hotel Guadalmina Golf and Spa Resort. If you fancy a cultural break from the… More →
Playa Alicate is also known as Playa Pinomar, it is 850m long and 25m wide. It is one of the surprising busy beaches in the Marbella area. This is because it is relatively narrow and it is backed… More →
Mijas Costa beaches are to the East