Top 7 beaches in Marbella
Marbella is one of the most popular destinations in Spain for plenty of reasons.
With 27km of beach and 23 beaches, Marbella has become a beach lover´s paradise and home to some of the best beaches in Costa del Sol.
Due to the cleanliness, preservation of natural surroundings and quality, Marbella has been awarded most of the blue flags in Andalucia.
Which are the best beaches to visit in Marbella? Below are seven of our favourites:
1. Playa Nagüeles
This beach is characterized by its cleanliness, shallow sea and calm waves, being one of the most beautiful coves in Marbella and preferred place for many families.
If your idea is to have a calm day and have lunch at a restaurant with direct views to the sea, one of the suggested restaurants of the area is Trocadero Playa, with Mediterranean dishes as their specialty. Not only that, but you can rent luxury yachts, deck chairs…
2. Playa Cabopino
This large beach is especially popular for surfers due to the high volume of waves when the weather is appropriate for it. You can also find all sorts of water sports, but if you are a surf lover you should go!
3. Playa de Alicate
One positive aspect about this beach is that it is not as concurred, not even during the summer. Nonetheless, it is one of the most stunning beaches in Marbella due to its golden sand and clear water. This beach also has a private and exclusive urbanisation where various celebrities own houses, among them, Antonio Banderas.
4. Playa de Río Real
It’s another fantastic beach right on Marbella’s doorstep. The beach has Marbella’s only windsurf club – windsurf Marbella, where you can have lessons and rent all kinds of boards. There are also sun-loungers, parasols, jet skis and banana boats to rent.
5. Nikki Beach
This is one of the few beaches in Marbella. Located right next to the Hotel Don Carlos, with a soft sand and without any stones, you will surely spend an unforgettable day and night with your companion. It is one of the fashionable beaches in Marbella that offers different types of events: from rumbas for young people, to luxurious parties, live music with sax and violin and on site and Balinese beds that will make you feel like a king.
It is also very likely that during your stay you see fire throwers or acrobats that will bring a plus to your visit!
6. Playa Fontanilla
This beach differentiates from the others because of its location, as it is one of the few beaches near Marbella that has a promenade and all kinds of services in this same area. You can find kiosks, bars, with shops, cinema, shopping centers, places to exercise and much more.
7. Playa de Bounty
Lastly, Playa de Bounty, for many is the “coolest” beach of La Costa del Sol, thanks to its location next to the center of Marbella and its relaxed atmosphere with chill out music. Palm and banana trees decorate the beach, creating a very relaxed ambience.
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