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The best beaches in Marbella

What makes Marbella’s beaches so special? Blue flags aside – what are the best beaches to visit when renting a car in Marbella? Everyone has their favourites, here are ours.

Many of Marbella’s beaches reflect the lavish lifestyle that the area’s so well known for, but each has its own individual charm and unique appeal. From cool and trendy hangouts and casual, chiringuito-lined shores to rolling dunes and the most exclusive of beachfront clubs, here’s our take on Marbella’s best beaches.

Alicate Playa

Located to the east of Marbella, Playa del Alicate is a surprisingly popular beach, considering it’s one of the narrower ones. It might only be 25 metres wide, but it’s 850 metres in length and lined with arguably one of the highest concentrations of beach bars along the Andalusian coast.

The sand here is typical of that along the Costa del Sol – coarse and golden, but soft under foot. Just bear in mind that it shelves fairly steeply into the sea. There are loungers and umbrellas to hire, plus toilets, showers and a place to rent out water sports equipment.

Playa del Cable

Officially called Playa del Cable, Bounty Beach is named after the popular beach bar that you’ll find there. This is the trendiest beach to head to, where younger crowds love to play volleyball and hire out pedalos and canoes. There are also beach parties arranged here every Sunday throughout the summer.

The beach is 1,300 metres long and 70 metres wide. It has soft, fine sand, sun loungers to rent, toilets and showers, too. Another bonus is it’s within an easy walking distance from Marbella’s centre.

Playa Nagüeles

Located on Marbella’s ‘Golden Mile’, Playa Nagüeles is lined with the city’s most exclusive and luxurious restaurants, beach clubs and hotels – an ideal place to do a bit of celeb spotting. For this reason, it’s always quite busy here, but it’s well worth hiring one of the loungers and spending some time soaking up the sun.

Be sure to check out the famous Trocadero Playa on the beach, one of the best restaurants in town. The beach is cleaned daily, has all the facilities you could wish for, has lifeguards on duty and has fine sand that gently shelves into the sea, making it ideal for families with little ones.

Playa de Puerto Banus

Also known as Playa de Levante, this beach lies just west of Marbella, in the stunning resort of Puerto Banus, well-renowned for its glitzy marina. Situated right next to the said marina, this beach is 1 km long and 50 metres deep, with fine, golden sand. A large breakwater helps keep this part of the coast well protected. Pair that with its calm, shallow waters and you can see why this is a popular choice for families.

There are all the facilities you can expect from a busy, central beach, as well as seasonal lifeguards, kids’ play areas and a summer craft market.

Cabopino Beach

Cabopino Beach is a beautiful shoreline, just along the coast from Marbella. On the one side, you have Cabopino’s port, teeming with luxury yachts gently bobbing in the water. And on the other, you have the Artola sand dunes, with a section that’s popular with nudist bathers.

Along the 1,500-metre stretch of sand, you’ll find plenty of bars and chiringuitos to grab a drink or bite to eat. There are ample car parking spaces nearby, too, although there are regular buses travelling to and from Marbella. You can hire all kinds of water sports equipment on the beach, or why not head out on a dolphin-spotting trip?

Fontanilla Beach

One of the most central beaches of Marbella and considered the best beach in the center.

Located in the center of Marbella it is not surprising that it is loaded with all the services you could wish for, from beach bars and sun loungers for rent to all kinds of activities such as pedal boats or canoes for rent.

In addition to the beach, it is worth enjoying the promenade. This promenade is loaded with more bars, stores and restaurants, for all tastes and budgets. Also here is located one of the best known restaurants in Marbella, the Calima restaurant, where some of the most exclusive tourists who visit this city go.

We recommend you to come early if you want to enjoy the atmosphere of this beach, as both tourists and locals tend to flock to this beach and at certain times of the day it can be difficult to find a place.


El Ancón Beach Is located on Milla de Oro and is a long and wide fine sandy beach that attracts huge crowds in the summer period. This beach is home to Victor’s Beach, one of the most famous beach bars in Marbella.




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