|Playa El Ancón has the dark sand typical of the Mediterranean.|
Playa Rio Verde is the beach to the west
Playa El Ancón
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 seafront promenade. It has the typically dark mediterranean sand found all over the Costa del Sol.
It can be a busy beach, especially during the summer months. It has ususal facilites, including two nearby beachside restaurants and a number of other chriringuitos. One is the long standing Victors Beach which as vehicle access from the Golden Mile down a short road near the lookout tower Torre Almenara El Ancon where there is a little parking in the trees.
Other facilities include WC´s, parasols, pedalos and sun lounger hire. There are life guards keeping watch in peak season and a first aid point. There is no parking specifically to serve this beach, you may have to park in the Urbanization El Ancon and walk down to the beach.
Playa Nagüeles is the next beach to the east.