1. Casa Blanca Beach (Marbella)
Find Casablanca beach in the center of Marbella and on the famous Golden Mile. Choose from the variety of umbrellas to protect yourself from the blazing sun or choose a place under the small areas of palm trees scattered along this beach. This is really the beach of variety, here you can rent pedal boats, bicycles and Segways or use the outdoor gym if you are more sporty. You can also choose from a variety of stylish bars and restaurants to have lunch or a refreshing cocktail.
2. Siesta Beach (Puerto Banús)
The beach to visit if you are a fan of the famous beach clubs on the Costa del Sol, since the well-known Ocean Club is located here. Here you can request waiter service in your sun lounger, enjoy a cocktail and listen to the DJ mix before the party atmosphere continues well into the night. If you prefer the quiet life, relax on the soft sand of Playa de la Siesta and take a dip in the calm sea as you won’t find many waves here.
3. The Christ (Estepona)
El Cristo is almost 700 meters long and was awarded the Blue Flag in 2018, highlighting its strict standards. This beach is the perfect place for small children, the sea is clear and shallow, so there are no steep slopes, which makes it safe for the little ones. Unlike many beaches on the Costa del Sol that face south, El Cristo faces west, which means it is protected from the winds and receives the most sun, an ideal place to watch the sunrise and sunset .
4. Malagueta Beach (Capital Malaga)
Located to the east and closest to the port of Malaga, La Malagueta measures 1,200 m and 45 m wide. The ideal place to taste the local cuisine, especially fresh fish, in one of its fantastic beach bars. The large children’s play area makes it the perfect environment for children to have fun in the sand. There’s plenty of space so you don’t have to worry about arriving early in the more popular months, and if you don’t have an umbrella, take shade on one of the pretty grassy banks. Keep an eye out for additional activities available in the summer months, such as the summer cinema and floating platforms.
5. Capistrano Beach (Nerja)
This stunning beach is a true hidden gem tucked away in an intimate cove, framed by rich foliage and rocks. You have to go down some pretty steep steps to access it, which makes the walk even more special when you get there. The sea water is crystal clear turquoise and is the ideal place to snorkel and catch a glimpse of marine life. This beach is the ideal setting if you are looking for a quieter and more relaxed place to sunbathe in the warmer months.