Marbella Beaches

If Marbella is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Andalusia and all of Spain, it is also thanks to its 23 beaches that stretch along almost 30 kilometers of coastline. Furthermore, in the Malaga area, Marbella is also the location with the most Blue Flags: 5 (Artola, Guadalmina, El Cable, El Faro y Casablanca), thanks to the beauty of its sea and a clean coastline and excellent services for tourists. . In this guide we will discover the most beautiful beaches in Marbella.

Relaxation and fun: the beaches of Marbella for everyone

In the center of Marbella there are many sandy beaches suitable for families with children and young people who want to socialize and play sports. One of the most famous beaches in Marbella is Bounty Beach where you will find a relaxed environment with chillout music and a bar to eat and drink at affordable prices. This has made Bounty Beach, the Marbella beach preferred by young people, but also by those who want to spend a day under an umbrella or walking among palm trees and banana trees.

Among the most beautiful beaches in the center of Marbella there is also Fontanilla beach, easily accessible from any area of ​​the city. Very popular in the months of July and August, the beach is characterized by the one kilometer beach with fine and golden sand along which bars and restaurants are distributed and where there is a rescue service in the water, showers and toilets. In Fontanilla there is also one of the official tourist information points of the city.

Book here (after checking availability and according to the season) a day in this central beach, designed for you an experience for 2 which includes 2 sunbeds, 1 umbrella, lunch in one of the chiringuites on the sand with fish paella for 2 and carafe with 1 liter of sangria, total cost for 2 people € 100.00.


Continuing west we meet the Nagüeles beach is located in one of the most exclusive areas of Marbella and which counts on fine sand and clean waters to dive into. The beach is very clean and is also suitable for family holidays thanks to the many services available on site. There is certainly no shortage of kiosks along the Paseo Marítimo for a refreshing drink, while the restaurants will allow you to try local and international cuisine. Also to the west, in the Puerto Banus area, there is the beautiful Nueva Andalucia beach with small coves and darker and coarse sand than that of the beaches in the city center.


If from the center of Marbella we continue eastwards, we find the beach of Río Real, very popular in the summer months for its enviable position and fine sand. Río Real is part of a 2 kilometer beach known as Los Monteros and is interspersed with palm trees and equipped bathing establishments where you can rent sunbeds and umbrellas. There are also spaces for water sports and excursions.

Its natural extension is the Alicate beach, located 10 kilometers from the center of Marbella and one of the most popular with celebrities who live in villas on the coast (know that Antonio Banderas has a house here). The beach can count on a large number of bars, restaurants and clubs in which to listen to music, but also on services ranging from showers to the rental of sun beds and umbrellas. The car park has around 100 parking spaces, which fill up quickly in July and August.

Another very popular beach in Marbella is Nikki Beach where there is also one of the most exclusive clubs on the entire Costa del Sol. Palms, luxurious white beds and cocktails by the sea: this is the secret of the success of a beach that attracts the most customers. Marbella exclusive. Obviously, the prices for renting an umbrella are also quite high and a day here is likely to be very expensive.

We conclude our list of the best beaches in Marbella with Playa Hermosa, a very nice space 15 minutes by car from the city center. The water is very clear and shallow and for this reason it is another ideal beach to go with children. Here too there is no shortage of restaurants and places to rent canoes and pedal boats to discover the Costa del Sol from an unusual angle.

The fantastic 5: the Blue Flag beaches of Marbella

Casablanca beach is located in the heart of Marbella and in addition to its golden sand, it offers many areas with palm trees that will allow you to stop in the shade. Equipped with services ranging from showers to the rental of sunbeds and hammocks for relaxation, this Blue Flag beach overlooks clean waters suitable for children.

El Cable beach is located at the entrance to Marbella, between the arch that indicates access to the city from the A-7 motorway and the fishing port with its trendy restaurants. Rather frequented by tourists, it remains one of the most accessible beaches even during the high season and is perfect for children thanks to the shallow waters. During the summer many sports activities are organized ranging from fitness on the beach to beach volleyball tournaments and there is no shortage of chiringuitos, small kiosks on the beach where you can have lunch or a drink during the day.

Not far from the sports harbor, the Il Faro beach owes its name to the elegant lighthouse built in 1864 which presides over the promenade and its promenade. It is a beach of fine golden sand not very wide, but equipped with all the necessary services to spend a day by the sea. Recommended especially in the months of June and September because in the central ones of summer it is always very crowded.

In Cabopino there is Artola beach, a true natural paradise with dunes and spontaneous vegetation that offers much more relaxing spaces than the beaches of the city center of Marbella. The sand is fine and golden in color and during breaks you can also visit a defensive tower of Roman origin of great historical interest.

Finally the blue flag is also the beach of Guadalmina located between San Pedro Alcántara and Estepona and which in fact represents the last beach west of the Marbella area. It is a spacious beach, perfect for spending a day with the family thanks to the services it offers and the ruins in its surroundings, it is also the perfect place for a pleasant afternoon excursion.