Golden sand at your feet, Marbella and its best beaches
Twenty-seven… Twenty-seven kilometres is the stretch of coast Marbella offers and in turn is one of the most visited cities on the Costa del Sol. Marbella continues to be known for its luxury homes, its exclusivity, its enviable climate and its gastronomy… but many times we forget that Marbella is a coastal city, a beach city, and the truth is that it offers great beaches! Marbella Unique Properties has decided to write a blog with a whirlwind tour of the city and its beaches, pointing out the advantages and characteristics that make each beach unique. Along its entire coastline, there are more over 20 beaches, locally known as divided into urban and non-urban beaches, due to the proximity each one has to the diverse epicentres or points of interest of the city.
Starting our tour from the most western point of Marbella we find Guadalmina beach, which is classified as a stone beach. It is located in one of the most luxurious places on the Costa del Sol, a residential area predominantly made up of luxury villas. This beach is the end point to the Guadalmina Golf course and offers visitors the opportunity to relax or go for a swim swimming in the sea after a great game of their favourite sport. Guadalminas beach is very close to San Pedro de Alcántara, with an archaeological place of interest including remains found dating back to the third century.
Continuing on our tour we include three beaches in the same area; although they are known individually, they share a larger area. Linda Vista beach to the West, San Pedros main beach in the centre and Cortijo Blancos beach to the East, together makes up the stretch of coast between Guadalmina and Puerto Banús. With a large variety of services, a beautiful promenade, disabled access and several beach bars. San Pedro de Alcantaras beach is one of the best known beaches in the Marbella area as in the summer it becomes highly populated, while during the rest of the year it remains at a medium-low level, making it a perfect area to buy or rent a property in the many developments close by, when looking for a great area to relax and at the same time be surrounded by good schools.
Puerto Banús and Nueva Andalucía always go hand in hand, when talking about beaches there is no exception. Here we find two main beaches. Playa Del Duque is one of the most popular beaches the Puerto Banús area. Properties on these beaches vary from developments such as Malibu, Laguna de Banus, Casa Nova and even Playas Del Duque if we are looking for something closest to the marina itself. These beaches are some of the most chic of Marbella; its sand also boasts a Gucci running track, sea breeze spray on sports facilities, and high end shops and restaurants.
Leaving Puerto Banús behind is the beginning of The Golden Mile; along its long stretch of coast we find a variety of beaches. Río Verde, El Ancón, Nagüeles and CasaBlanca are the four main beaches. All sandy beaches combined with crystal clear waters. Surrounding these beaches are emblematic points of interest and well known landmarks such as Marbellas Mosque, Puente Romano Hotel and Marbella Club Hotel where Marbellas history of a place for the rich and famous began, still boasting some of the best restaurants and chiringuitos in the city.
The historic centre of the city offers popular beaches to Marbellas regular visitors and many events take place around them. A very popular beach because of its location is the Fontanilla Beach, which together with the beach located at Marbellas Lighthouse next to the Marina, are true delights among tourists to the city centre. Following these we will arrive at La Bajadilla beach, located right next to Marbellas fishing port. Its wide sands and shallow waters make it an ideal beach to visit with children. Next to Marbellas entrance with the iconic Marbella arch, is El Cable beach, the widest beach the city has to offer, with dark sand and moderate waves. It is suitable for families but also groups of people to enjoy, during the summer period a lot of activities organized and take place on this beach such as; beach volleyball, sports activities as well as sand castle competitions.
Going East of Marbella we find the best beaches in the city, with great wide and natural beaches. Three names stand out above the rest: Los Monteros is world famous thanks to the iconic hotel that is located there as well as for being one of the most exclusive residential beach areas in Europe. Then we will find Las Chapas, another magnificent wide beach of fine sands, which became a great choice for building large residential villas due to the proximity to the city and Malaga airport, this area offers larger plots. Finally we arrive at a unique oasis that Cabopino symbolises. The beaches of Cabopino are impressive with sunning sand dunes, a true natural labyrinth of sand with kilometres in length, considered a natural monument as it offers a unique set of sand dunes, covered with vegetation and surrounded by a dense pinewood marine forest. It also hides a small secret… Cabopinos marina, a magical place that forms part of a high-level urban complex, completely integrated into the natural setting that surrounds it. The marina of Cabopino is a heavenly place, another of Marbellas jewels right in the heart of the Costa del Sol.
We could continue listing beaches on this list, but we prefer to invite you to visit Marbella first hand and discover the golden sandy beaches and crystal waters our city has to offer and experience all that Marbella has to offer, do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to find a holiday home.