View of the Playa Casablanca in Marbella
The Marbella coastline covers a distance of approximately 27 kilometres from Guadalmina in the west to Cabopino in the east.
Marbella´s beaches are very popular during the summer months and there are many beach bars (chiringuitos) and restaurants and the usual amenities including showers and rest rooms. Lifeguards will now be on duty from 20 March to end September and most of the beaches have non-emergency medical facilities. Most have parasols and sun loungers to rent, along with watersports. There are always areas where you can take your own chairs and parasols if you want to.
We have listed some of the more popular beaches in three areas – West Marbella, Central Marbella and East Marbella.
If you spot a blue flag on a beach, it means the beach has received an award for meeting the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) standards. This means you are on a clean, well maintained beach and that it is checked on a regular basis.
The eco-label is awarded annually to beaches and marinas around the world and can only be held for one season. In order to qualify, the beaches must meet certain criteria, including water quality, safety standards, environmental education and information and the provision of services and general environmental management criteria. Many of Marbella´s beaches have received this award.