The 8 best beaches in Marbella, Spain

At La Ciudadela Marbella we’d like to talk to you about the best beaches in Marbella. Today we're going to talk about the following: Playa del Ancón, Playa de Nagüeles, Playa de la Fontanilla, Playa del Faro and Playa de la Venus, Playa Cabopino Beach... If you want to see them all, please read today's post where we explain what you’ll discover at each one of them.

Cabopino Beach in Marbella

Just before reaching Marbella and a little away from the city centre, you’ll find Cabopino Beach. Since it's away from the centre, it isn't as crowded and the atmosphere is different from other beaches in Marbella. You can find exceptionally clean water and it’s known for being a sandy beach in Marbella. It's perfect for families as the entrance to the water is very shallow and children can play on the seashore worry-free. At some points you can walk many metres out to sea without the water rising above knee height. There are also many beach bars in the area.

Artola beach, coastal path along the Artola dunes in Marbella

Artola Beach is considered one of the best natural beaches on the Costa del Sol. It’s a beach located within the natural area of Dunas de Artola, and was declared a Natural Monument in 2001. Artola Beach is known for its landscape formed by imposing dunes and abrupt local vegetation that allows visitors to experience a sense of freedom and connection to nature. It’s a beach in Marbella with fine golden sand, suitable for everyone.

It's also one of the few beaches on the Costa del Sol where waves are ideal for surfing. In Marbella you can experience many days with very good waves during the autumn and spring months.

Costabella beach in Marbella

Costabella beach in Marbella is one of the smallest beaches but it stands out for being a very active beach for people who do sport, such as jogging and cycling. It also has a small exercise area. During your stay there, we recommend you take a break at Victors Beach, one of the oldest beach bars in Marbella which has been open for almost 60 years and where there’s live music every weekend. Ancón beach in Marbella Ancón beach in Marbella, located on the Golden Mile, is just a few kilometres from the city centre and is visited by tourists and locals alike. Cyclists also often go there, for a ride along the promenade. It's just two kilometres from the famous Puerto Banús in Marbella, where you can visit the most exclusive shops and the best restaurants in the area. This beach is ideal to walk to from any of the hotels in La Ciutadella Marbella. It’s located between the marina and the fishing port where there are many restaurants with fresh fish and seafood at good prices in the surrounding area. Nagüeles beach en Marbella One of the most beautiful beaches in Marbella also located on the Golden Mile. The mountains of the Sierra Blanca rise up behind this beach, which has a length of more than 1 kilometre and an average width of 400 metres. It’s known for its fine golden sand and the depth of its waters make it a perfect destination for children. You can also find a wooden jetty that goes directly into the sea. It’s an ideal beach for those looking for luxury destinations. There’s also a jetty for small boats that belongs to the Marbella Club hotel. Here you can take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the stunning views of the beach and the La Concha mountain. In the surrounding area you’ll find the best hotels and restaurants in the city of Marbella.

Fontanilla beach in Marbella

Fontanilla beach can be found in the heart of Marbella, in front of the promenade and towards the west in the direction of Estepona. So, we can say that apart from being one of the best beaches in Marbella, it’s also one of the most central beaches in Marbella, with high occupancy and very popular due to its location. Very close to the beach, you'll find one of the legendary hotels, which has contributed to placing Marbella as a world famous centre for high level tourism since the 70s. It's an ideal beach to visit with children. It features a play area on the sand and a park just a few metres away. It also has access suitable for disabled people.

Faro beach in Marbella

A must-see if you’re staying in the hotels in La Ciudadella Marbella, as it’s the closest beach, located just a few metres away on foot. This is considered one of the best beaches in Marbella, located near the Marina and in the heart of the city centre of Marbella, which is named after the elegant lighthouse from 1864 that overlooks the promenade. In 2019, it received the Blue Flag award from the European Foundation for Environmental Education. It’s known for being one of the beaches with the best range of services in Marbella. In addition, the beach is located just a 5-minute walk from the area where you can find luxury shops, terraces and the most exclusive restaurants. Venus beach in Marbella

And lastly, Venus beach is located right in the centre of Marbella, next to the old riverbed of the river Represa. Due to its central location and its popularity, the services and facilities it offers are very good. Its occupancy in high season is quite high and it’s very popular with locals and visitors alike.

Located very close to the Marbella Marina, it’s a very popular place among Marbella's locals, with a wide range of nautical competitions and sailing classes for children and a fantastic atmosphere in the terraces of its bars. In addition, this beach, like Playa del Faro, was also awarded the Blue Flag, a prize awarded by the European Foundation for Environmental Education.

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