The best beaches of the Costa del Sol are in Marbella

June 17th 2022 | by Ginés García

Nagüeles beach, in Puente Romano, view from the jetty

The best beaches of the Costa del Sol are in Marbella

Marbella is the town on the Costa del Sol that has received the highest number of blue flags. The best beaches in Marbella have been awarded a total of 7 blue flags. Most of these beaches are located in Marbella centre and Golden Mile. With the imminent arrival of summer, this is great news for the town.

Which institution awards the blue flags and why?

Blue flags have been awarded by the European Foundation for Environmental Education since the 1980s. They are awarded to beaches that “comply with a series of environmental, educational, safety and accessibility criteria”. Parameters such as water quality, safety, level of services and environmental management are checked.

Marbella’s blue flag beaches

Let’s take a look at the beaches that have been awarded the blue flag. List of beaches with the blue flag distinction:

  • Casablanca Beach.
  • El Faro beach.
  • Puerto Banús beach.
  • Guadalmina Beach.
  • Beach of La Venus.
  • Beach of El Alicate.
  • Beach of El Cable.

We will now review these beaches and their main characteristics.

Casablanca Beach

Casablanca beach

Casablanca beach

This is one of the favourite beaches for locals and tourists alike. It is located in the heart of the Golden Mile, bordering the beaches of Nagüeles and La Fontanilla.

With crystal clear water and fine sand, this beach has some of the best beach clubs in the city. 

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El Faro Beach

El Faro Beach, in the heart of Marbella's centre

El Faro Beach, in the heart of Marbella’s centre

This is one of the most emblematic beaches in the city centre. As it is next to the marina and the restaurant area, it is always very lively. It is a very small and shallow beach, so it is ideal for families with children.

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Puerto Banús Beach – East

Levante Beach in Puerto Banús

Levante Beach in Puerto Banús

Located next to one of the most important luxury areas in Europe, the beach of Puerto Banús offers all kinds of amenities. In addition to several beach bars, you will find sunbeds and options for water activities.

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Guadalmina Beach

Guadalmina Beach

Guadalmina Beach

This beach, the last of Marbella’s beaches to the west, has held the blue flag since 1992. The water quality is one of the best in town. The beach is 1,500 metres long and 25 metres wide. Its width makes it perfect for children to run freely and enjoy with the family. It is also a beach with a high archaeological value due to its Roman ruins and the 16th century tower.

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La Venus Beach

La Venus beach, in Marbella centre

La Venus beach, in Marbella centre

The Venus beach is located in the city centre, east of the marina. With a length of 400 metres and a width of 40 metres, it is one of the most visited beaches. Both by residents and tourists. There are several options for eating. We can choose between some restaurants nearby or several beach bars on the beach.

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Alicate Beach

Alicate beach, in Marbella East

Alicate beach, in Marbella East

The protection afforded by a privileged natural environment means that it is considered to be the best beach in the town. At 2,000 metres long, it is one of the beaches with the best sand. It is an area with a very low population density due to the lack of large buildings, making it very quiet.

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El Cable Beach

 

El Cable beach

El Cable beach

This is the last beach of the urban centre of Marbella to the East. It is named after the cable that used to bring down the minerals from the mountain to the tower that still remains on the beach. It is very wide and has a multitude of beach bars where you can enjoy a day at the beach.

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