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Discover The Best 5 Beaches Of Marbella

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Costa del Sol is one of the most important coasts of Spain, extending from Nerja to Gibraltar, with Marbella being the heart of the coast. Costa del Sol counts with over 150km of beach areas and many tourist services of all types and for everyone. Along Costa del Sol you will find a concentration of 12 marinas, with delicious gastronomy, entertainment and popular watersports facilities such as kitesurf, diving, sailing, or jetsksiing.

Costa del Sol is predominantly blessed with extensive sandy beaches and Marbella is no exception. Marbella has idyllic beaches (most of them blue flagged beached) and promenades (called paseo) covered with palm trees. Marbella alone counts with 4 marinas: Puerto Banus, Puerto Deportivo de Marbella , Puerto Deportivo La Bajadilla and Puerto de Cabopino.

Puerto Banus is by far the epicenter of luxury and has one of the most luxurious marinas in the world with lots of entertainment to offer. Puerto Deportivo de Marbella is located in the heart of Marbella center and famous for its nightclubs. Puerto Deportivo de Bajadilla is the start of Playa del Cable and is known as the old fishing quarter of Marbella. Lastly, Puerto de Cabopino is found just outside Marbella and it’s definitely more intimate and surrounded by restaurants.

Each beach has it’s own particularity and it’s hard to pick the best in the area, but try these five beaches for your next holiday in Marbella whether you’re coming with friends or your family.

The Five Best Beaches Of Marbella

Which are the best beaches in Marbella? This selection of beaches are adapted to every type of travellers. And some might surprise you with curiosity facts. Check our top five:

Capobino Beach

Cabopino Beach is an intimate quality beach, located 13km away from Marbella, 15 minutes by car. It has become a popular spot to visit because of the protected area surrounding this beach, Dunas De Artola.
a bridge over a body of water
  • Type: fine, soft, gold sand.
  • Water: blue, clear, sand bottom, shallow. 20-30 meters into the water and it doesn’t go past leg-length high.
  • Amenities: free accesible public parking, public showers and toilets, sunbeds area, sitting area in the water, restaurants, bars, snack bars, marina.
  • Watersports: paddle surfing, predominantly surfing in high waves conditions, jetskiing, snorkeling.
If you visit this beach you will have many leisure possibilities and many beach bars where you can eat good fish.
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Puerto Banus Beach

Another of the best beaches is Puerto Banus-Levante, located next to Puerto Banus marina. It’s recognized for its incredible view over the mountain La Concha.
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  • Type: fine, soft, gold sand. BLUE FLAG BEACH
  • Water: blue, clear, sand bottom, shallow. With the right sea conditions, big waves splash onshore, giving the feeling of a waterpark for kids.
  • Amenities: public and underground parkings, public showers and toilets, sunbeds area, kids area, restaurants, bars, snack kiosks, shops, marina.
  • Watersports: Puerto Banus is the perfect beach to do any watersports you can think of. Counts with a vast range of watersports, such as – rent a boat, jetski, paddle surfing, banana/donuts/sofas, parasailing, snorkeling, fishing, pedalboats etc.
Puerto Banus is uniquely differenciating from Marbella with its arquitecture, luxury lifestyle and has many options for entertainment, from watersports, shopping, gastronomy to vivid nightlife.

Los Monteros

Playa Los Monteros is located 6km away from Marbella’s city center and it’s the favourite beach place for the kitesurf enthusiasts. It’s pretty secluded and not as crowded as the ones closer to Marbella center.
With a stretch of soft golden sand, this beach offers a tranquil and relaxed setting to enjoy the sun and sea. Surrounded by dunes and Mediterranean vegetation, it provides a charming natural landscape.
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  • Type: fine, gold sand.
  • Water: blue, clear, generally shallow.
  • Amenities: free public parking, you’ll also find a beach Kiosko ideal for drinks, cocktails &food break.
  • Watersports: heaven of the kitesurfers! Find the best windy day and bring your kitesurf to practice.
a group of people swimming in a body of water
Los Monteros during kite surf season

Playa de Nagüeles

La playa Nagüeles, located on the exclusive Golden Mile of Marbella, is known for its natural idyllic beauty and its famous pinpoint in Marbella, the Debarcadero – an aprox. 100m “bridge” over the sea that becomes a beach club in the summer. This beach belongs in a more exclusive and luxurious area, surrounded by luxurious hotels such as 5*star Marbella Club or Puente Romano, which makes it usually less crowded than others.
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  • Type: fine, soft, gold sand. BLUE FLAG BEACH
  • Water: blue, clear, sand and rock bottom, generally shallow.
  • Amenities: public parkings, public showers and toilets, sunbeds area, restaurants, bars, snack kiosks.
  • Watersports: jetski, paddle surfing, pedalboat with slides etc.

Playa Del Cable

Playa del Cable, also known as Bounty Beach, is popular for its 500m long  and 50m wide fine beach. It is located in Marbella city, next to Puerto La Bajadilla. For many is considered the “coolest” beach of Costa del Sol, for its relaxed atmosphere and meetup for the young locals. During the summer months, beach parties are often organised on Sunday nights.
a sandy beach next to the ocean
  • Type: fine, gold sand. BLUE FLAG BEACH
  • Water: blue, clear, both sand and rock bottom along the beach, generally shallow.
  • Amenities: public parkings, sunbeds area, beach voleyball area, barbeque beach area, restaurants, bars, snackbar, fishing marina nearby.
  • Watersports: jetski, paddle surfing, pedalboat with slides etc.
In the XX century, 300 meters out to sea you will find the remains of an old maritime loading dock. This was built in 1957 and served as a transportation system of iron extracted from the Peñoncillo mine up in the mountain.

Rent One Of Our Boats To Sail The Best Beaches

To truly savor the beauty of these shores, we invite you to embark on an unforgettable journey by renting one of our boats. Dive into the crystal-clear waters, bask in the Mediterranean sun, and create cherished memories with your loved ones.

Your dream coastal getaway awaits – charter a boat with us. For more information you can contact us.

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