THE BEST BLUE FLAG BEACHES IN MARBELLA

When it comes to great beaches on the Costa del Sol, Marbella boasts some of the best. And even better, four with blue flag status are within easy reach of Rio Real Golf. Read our guide to the best blue flag beaches in Marbella and make a note to visit them during your next stay.

Best nearest beach

Rio Real is the only one of the golf courses in Marbella to enjoy a seafront position. This privileged location naturally means that Rio Real lies just a short distance from the beach. As well as blue-flag status, El Pinillo Beach is also one of the quietest in Marbella.

Type of beach: like most blue flag beaches in Marbella, El Pinillo consists mostly of yellow sand. This is also one of the longest beaches and stretches along the coast for 1,650 metres. 

Facilities: sun beds and parasols are available at the beach bars. El Trocadero beach club, one of the best in Marbella, offers exclusive privileges to those staying at Rio Real. 

Why visit: El Pinillo beach is great for long walks along the sand and its south-facing position makes it perfect for taking in the sunrise or the sunset.

Best urban beach

El Faro beach lies right in the centre of Marbella, making it one of the best for taking in the sights in the resort after a day at the beach. It’s also the only blue-flag beach in central Marbella. Just a short drive from Rio Real Golf & Hotel, it has plenty of parking nearby.

Type of beach: El Faro doesn’t count among the largest beaches in Marbella, but it’s sandy and wide.

Facilities: probably among the best in Marbella with sun beds and parasols, lifeguard services, showers and restrooms. Plus disabled access. Several beach bars and restaurants are also available.

Why visit: El Faro’s handy position in the centre of the resort means you can easily combine a visit to the beach with sightseeing, dining and shopping in Marbella. 

Best activity beach

If you’re looking for blue flag beaches in Marbella with something to do other than sit on the sand, El Cable makes a good option. It also enjoys the advantage of being within very easy reach of Rio Real since it’s the extension of El Pinillo (see above).

Type of beach: El Cable beach is sandy and wide. It’s busy in season, although the further east you walk, the quieter the beach becomes.

Facilities: Plenty of water sports activities are available on El Pinillo, particularly at Funny Beach Marbella. Several beach bars provide sun beds and parasols. El Cable Beach is also home to one of the newest beach clubs in Marbella, Playa Padre.

Why visit: this is a great beach for trying out a water sport such as jet skiing or windsurfing. It’s also good for long walks along the sands as you watch the sun go down.

Best natural beach

Few Costa del Sol beaches can be described as undeveloped, but Artola beach comes as on exception. Backed by protected sand dunes, this long stretch of sand counts as one of the most unspoilt along the western coastline. It’s a short drive from Rio Real and plenty of parking is available.

Type of beach: the sandy Artola Beach stretches for 1.2km along the coast. It’s an official nudist beach.

Facilities: sun beds, showers and restrooms are available at the east end of the beach near Cabo Pino Marina. You’ll find beach bars and restaurants here too. The western end of the beach has no facilities.

Why visit: Artola Beach is recognised as one of the best beaches on the Costa del Sol. It’s also one of the quietest out of season.

This summer, enjoy a round of golf and boutique hotel as well as one of the best beaches in Marbella .

best deals y mejores ofertas en Marbella

WHERE ARE THE BEST GOLF DEALS IN MARBELLA IN 2020?

2020 not only sounds perfect, it commemorates a full century since the roaring 20s. A golden decade of exuberance and innovation and one of the most prosperous ever. In preparation for more of the same this year, Rio Real are offering some of the best golf deals in Marbella in 2020. Read on to discover how you can get yours.

save money costa del sol

6 WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR COSTA DEL SOL GOLF HOLIDAY IN 2020

For those of you planning your Marbella golf holiday for this year, getting the best deals will be one of your most important considerations. To ensure you have the opportunity to get the most for your money, we’ve put together six tips. Follow these and you’ll not only enjoy one of the best golfing breaks ever, but you’ll also save money on your Costa del Sol golf holiday this year.

eventos Marbella

THE UNMISSABLE EVENTS IN MARBELLA 2020

New decade and a whole new year of events have just arrived. There’s plenty of the agenda on the Costa del Sol with Marbella taking centre stage for many of the sporting and cultural highlights. Read on for our round-up of unmissable events in Marbella 2020 that you shouldn’t miss. Have your diary handy to take note of the dates!

Pages