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Playa el Pinillo

Playa El Pinillo
Playa El Pinillo looking west from Trocadero Arena
Learning to Kitesurf on Playa Rio Real
Playa Rio Real looking east

Funny Beach is the next Marbella beach to the west.

Playa el Pinillo

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.

To access to Playa el Pinillo either walk from Funny Beach or turn of the A7 coast road at the Torre Real and take the road down past Urb. Rio Real Playa to the beach. There is a small car park, but be advised that spaces fill up very quickly in summer. This is partly due to the upmarket beach front restaurant set in ample gardens called Trocadero Arena.  (This was previously 'Silks by the Sea', the sister to the Puerto Banus restaurant Silks popular in the '90s and 00's; now closed) 

There is also  Kite Surfing and other watersports training centre located at the eastern part of this beach. Walk along to where the Rio Real Golf course comes right down to the beach front. This beach crosses the Rio Real river, for this reason this eastern part of Playa el Pinillo is often refered to as Playa Rio Real

For a quiet day at El Pinillo beach keep to the west end where the access is wlking from Funny Beach. At this west end there are a number of football pitches marked out in the sand. There also used to be a camp site on the narrow and sloping strip of ground between the beach and the coast road but this closed some years ago.  At this west end there is a beach bar called Bounty Beach.

This beach also is often awarded a Blue Flag.

Playa los Monteros is the next Marbella beach to the east.

© Michelle Chaplow Sunset on Playa Pinillo
Sunset on Playa Pinillo


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