Perfect for people who love the sea and sun! 161 km of coast line with golden sandy beaches. To the west the beaches have fine sand whilst to the east there are many isolated creeks and beaches. There are some nudist beaches and areas also.
The crystal clear waters of this portion of the Mediterranean are the ideal setting to relax, play, swim or play sports. In 2009 the "Blue Flag" award has been given to 22 beaches along the Costa del Sol are the charm of the landscape, the cleanliness of the sea, the excellent state of maintenance of the beaches as well as the services offered which give uniqueness to this coast.
22 beaches awarded the Blue Flag award in 2009 - Our pick of the best:
Natural fine sandy beach on the Artola dunes next to the Cabopino Sportive Port. It stretches a length of 1,500 metres with a width of 25 metres. There are beach cafés, a camping site & water sports. Not too busy with medium occupation level.
A length of 700 metres and 35 metres wide, a popular beach with tourists and offers amenities such as three beach cafés offering hammacks.
Black sandy beach located to the east of Marbella's sportive port. Very popular tourist beach stretching 500 metres and 40 metres wide. Offers three beach cafés with hammacks and a children's area.
Casa Blanca (Marbella)
Stretches 2 km and 45 metres wide, and runs next to Casa Blanca's Maritim walk. White sandy beach also offering water sports.
San Pedro de Alcántara (Marbella)
Black sandy beach running 1 kilometre and 50 metres wide. Offers crystal clear sea, water sports, six beach cafés with hammacks, children's area and beach club with swimming pool & padel courts.
Located near to Bovedas with its 3rd century historical ruins. Thick golden sand stretching for 1.6 km and 30 metres wide. Offers beach cadés, a four star hotel, two beach clubs and water sports.
Algarrobo Costa (Algarrobo)
The Algarrobobeach and Mezquitilla beach are located 3 km from the old town forming an area known as Algarrobo-Costa. The first is a gravel and sandy beach very popular and usually busy in an urban area with high buildings, whilst the second runs next to the maritim walk and is more tranquil. Both offer various services and amenities.
Arroyo de la Miel (Benalmádena)
An urban beach with dark sand and runs 600 metres and 20 metres wide. Normally quite busy.
Beach with fine & dark sand running 700 metres and 200 metres wide. Many services and amenities. Usually very busy.
El Cristo (Estepona)
Dark sandy beach located next to Estepona's sportive port. A beatiful cove with calm waters and portected from the wind. Offers services and is usually busy.
El Padrón (Estepona)
25 metres wide and 1 km long this beach is usually tranquil during the week but fills up at the weekend. Very popular fishing spot.
La Rada (Estepona)
This beach extends 2.3km and is 50 metres wide. Dark sand, clear waters and many services & amenities.
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