Marbella has a charm that turns it into one of the most popular destinations in Spain. This is because, besides having a large variety of places of great interest for the tourist to visit, its restaurants, luxury stores and its glamorous clubs, Marbella has no less than 27 km of coastline formed by beaches. True gifts of nature admired by those who are lucky enough to spend their vacations in the city. In fact, Marbella is renowned for being a true paradise for lovers of the sun & beach tourism. With 23 beaches that extend from Cabopino to Gudalmina, all of them have a special charm and were awarded the blue flag, conferred by the European Foundation for Environmental Education to those beaches and ports which comply with the required environmental and infrastructure conditions: water quality, safety and availability of general and environmental services.
Generally, all beaches in Marbella have all kinds of services, and it’s possible to enjoy them as much during the summer as during the winter. We don’t want to put any of them on the spotlight since we believe all of them have something that makes them special. Which is why we just bring you an objective selection of those we consider you shouldn’t miss. But, as we already said, we want you to apprise the wonderful beaches of Marbella yourself.
- Bounty Beach
It’s one of the coolest beaches in all of Costa del Sol. Offers chill out music, a relaxed environment and affordable prices for everyone. With the advantage of it being right by downtown Marbella.
- Playa del Río Real
It is located five minutes away from Bounty Beach, just where Los Monteros starts, and is on the same beachline as the Alicate and Costabella beaches. It’s a magnificent beach, right by the entrance to Marbella.
- Playa de Alicate
It’s one of the most popular beaches in Marbella due to its broad expanse of sands and for offering any comfort you may desire. One of the most favoured options both for residents and tourists alike.
- Playa Hermosa
If you head a couple of kilometres due east, right by the exit of El Rosario, you can find Playa Hermosa (Beautiful Beach). A beach that honours its name, and is located just 15 minutes from the downtown Marbella.
- Playa Real de Zaragoza
This beach is a true jewel. Crystal-clear waters, fine, golden sand, and magnificent beach bars. You cannot ask for more.
- Nikki Beach
This beach needs almost no introduction. It’s one of the most famous beaches in Marbella due to its prestige, its parties and its peculiarity. Ideal for those looking for beach parties and beautiful sunsets.
- Playa de Cabopino
It’s one of the most popular beaches that every year receives an increasing number of tourists. It surrounds the iconic Port of Cabopino and the protected Dunes of Artola. Can you think of a better place for sunbathing?
- Playa de la Fontanilla
It’s the most beautiful beach of Marbella’s urban centre. It can be reached on foot, which makes it possible to get there while going for a stroll and spending several hours relaxing and sunbathing without straying too far from the city.
- Playa Nagüeles
If there’s an exclusive beach in Marbella, that’s Playa Nagüeles. Located within the Milla de Oro (Golden Mile) in Marbella and just 5 minutes from Pyr Hotel, this is one of the beaches everyone would like to get lost in. Crystal-clear waters, clean sand and some of the most exclusive names in Costa del Sol.
- Playa de Nueva Andalucía
The Playas de Nueva Andalucía extend from Puerto Banús toward the west. Less than 10 minutes on foot from Pyr Hotel. It offers a very different touch from that of other beaches in Marbella due to its exclusivity and glamour. Always present on any list of “the best beaches in Marbella”.