Top 6 Beaches in Marbella

Cabopino Beach (Playa de Cabopino)

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This is a quiet beach and has a small port. It links Marbella to Mijas Costa and is a true Mediterranean beauty. Tourists often overlook this beach as it is not visible from the main road, but like every coastal marina, you get plenty of restaurants and bars here.

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Cabopino marina right next to the Cabopino Beach

It is loved by golfers, who know exactly where to get some quiet time at Marbella, with his favourite sport. You should surely locate this beach if you are looking for a serene getaway.

Alicate Beach (Playa de Alicate)

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natural sand dunes along the Alicate Beach

This not-no-long beach is surprising one of the busiest in Marbella. It is narrow and backed up with several large urbanizations. The sand is fine and the colour is lighter than the others nearby. Part of it is backed by the housing, while the rest are packed with small sand dunes. You will get all the necessary beach facilities here and watersport rentals as well. Parking is limited due to the complexes around, so it is better to take a taxi and drop off here.

Bounty Beach and Cable Beach (Playa del Bounty/Play del Cable)

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Cable Beach in Marbella
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Cable Beach in Marbella

These 2 beaches are side connected together. The name is actually derived from a beach bar called Bounty Beach. It is a beach of 1,300m long and 70m wide and offer golden sands. The regular cleaning keeps the beach neat and it is popular with the young crowd. There are summer parties organised during the season, and they have special Sunday night events too. This is surely one of the top beaches at Marbella and perfects to mingle with some locals.  The beach is quieter towards the Bounty Beach rather than the Cable beach side.

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Bounty Beach Bar
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natural sand dunes by Bounty Beach

So if you are looking for less crowds and more of a natural beach look with Sand dunes, its better your go towards the end of Bounty beach.

Karma Beach

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Entrance to Karma Beach
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in front of the Karma Beach Club in Marbella

This beach falls on the same stretch of coast as Alicate, Los Monteros, and Costabella.  Its address is on Playa Hermosa 204 in El Rosario.  The beach is named after the Karma Beach beach club restaurant.  It is a small beach in itself but provides the necessary amenities you’d need. The sands here are typically Mediterranean which makes it dark and coarse. The water here is clean and shallow, making it child-friendly.

Del Pinillo Beach (Playa del Pinillo)

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Del Pinillo Beach in Marbella
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picture from the Chiringuito in Del Pinillo Beach

This beach stretches for 2km and is also known as Los Monteros. It sits midway between Playa Alicate and the Bounty beach. This too is one of the top beaches at Marbella. It is close to the centre and makes it easily accessible. The surrounding beauty makes is more attractive to the holidaymakers. It has a 400m stretch of dark and coarse sands. This is about 30m wide and stays crowded during summers. Walking to Playa Realejo, Playa El Ancon, Playa Cortijo Blanco, and Playa Pinomar is easy from here.

Nikki Beach

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exterior walls of the Nikki Beach Club in Marbella

This is located to the East of Marbella and is popular due to its glamour! This is one of the frequently visited beaches to celebrities, and you could be lucky to spot someone. Some of the finest eating joints with comfortable lounges are present here. The elites stop at the Nikki Beach due to its incredible atmosphere, and that is also why tourists are recommended to get a touch of this. Book a taxi from the main coast road to get dropped off here. You don’t need an entry fee to come here, but the entire area might not be accessible during a personal event.

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