The map and key to facilities above are a quick guide to just some of the beaches along Malaga Province´s Costa del Sol in the Eastern Occidental. Below we fill in some gaps plus give additional information. From west to east, beginning at Linda Vista in San Pedro de Alcantara, through the beaches of Marbella on to Fuengirola.
San Pedro de Alcantara
San Pedro´s beaches are some of the nicest west of Marbella. There is a new promenade with abundant bars and restaurants, and plenty of water sports. If you would rather water ski at a more sedate pace try the Cable Ski Park, signposted from the San Pedro junction.
San Pedro de Alcantara: Linda Vista
Linda Vista means beautiful view in Spanish and that is just what this beach offers. Although not a large beach it is popular because of its clean, white sand and clear water. You can practise water sports including windsurfing and jet-skiing or walk along the bay of San Pedro de Alcántara. There are two beach clubs and a bar with sun loungers. Facilities include showers and public toilets and in high season there are lifeguard and first aid services.
San Pedro de Alcantara: San Pedro Beach
This is a sandy beach with some rocky areas, 1 kilometre long and 35 metres wide. Waters sports offered include windsurfing, pedalos and jet skiing. Other facilities include a beach club with swimming pool, paddle tennis, a kids play area, bars, restaurants and showers.
San Pedro de Alcantara: Guadalmina Beach
Situated next to the Guadalmina urbanization, this beach is 1.6 kilometres long and 30 metres wide with soft golden sand typical of the area. Water sports here include windsurfing, jet skiing and pedalos. There are two beach clubs and two chiringuito beach restaurants with sun beds.
San Pedro de Alacantara: Cortijo Blanco
A sandy beach, 1.6 kilometres long and 35 metres wide. Services include numerous restaurants and bars plus a children´s playground.
To the west of Puerto Banus, this sandy beach is 1 kilometre long and 50 metres wide. Water sports practiced here include windsurfing, jet skiing and pedalos. Services offered include four beach restaurants with sun beds and a pedestrian promenade.
Close to the port of Puerto Banús, this sandy beach, 200 metres long and 40 metres wide, offers all services. There is a promenade flanked by palm trees with ramps onto the sand, a mini golf course and water sports in the summer.
Los Monteros has dunes which separating the beach from the housing complex behind. 2 kilometres in length and 15 metres wide, its located away from the urban centre of Marbella, next to the beach of El Pinillo.
On the outskirts of Marbella, this is another sandy beach 2.5 kilometres long and 15 metres wide, stretching up to the mouth of the river Real. On one side of the beach there are jet skis and canoes for hire. A backdrop of pine trees and bushes.
Beach at Marbella Las Chapas
A sandy beach in Elviria, 750 metres long and 50 metres wide.
Artola – Cabo Pino
A more remote sandy beach stretching from the end of the Colonias de Punta Ladrones as far as Cape Pino marina beach. It is 1.25 kilometres long and 40 metres wide. Nudist bathers visit some parts of this beach.
An unspoiled beach, 4.3 kilometres long and 20 metres wide, bordered by vegetation and pine trees. A boardwalk runs along the length of the beach and enters the sea, from where anglers gather to fish. A wide variety of services are offered.
Butiplaya / Torrevieja
Butiplaya, otherwise known as Torrevieja, is a sandy beach in a semi-urban area. Its 1.5 kilometres in length and 35 metres wide with a southwest orientation. Facilities include showers, toilets and changing facilities.
Beaches at Fuengirola
The esplanade in Fuengirola, the Paseo Marítimo Rey de España, is one of the longest in the country. Almost seven kilometres in length the promenade is flanked by chiringuitos and restaurants along the way. The marina and fishing port are also filled with bars and good restaurants plus all types of boats.
Fuengirola: Santa Amalia
Very well equipped, with services including restaurants, bars, hotels, shops, a lifeguard service with launch and ambulances. The beach is of coarse sand, 2.1 kilometres in length and 30 metres wide.
Fuengirola: Los Boliches
A well equipped beach of fine, golden sand, 2.5 kilometres long and 60 metres wide.