Fun in the SunMediterranean Beach Life

With several local sun-kissed beaches within walking distance of Hard Rock Hotel Marbella, you’ll easily fill your days with sun, sand, and the beautiful Mediterranean waters. Lounge all day at Puerto Banús Beach or choose from a wide array of locales like Río Verde de Puerto Banús Beach or Nagüeles Beach. Ask our staff about their favorite Mediterranean beach haunts before heading out for a day in the sun.

Puerto Banús Beach

Puerto Banús Beach, located in the most exclusive enclave along the Costa del Sol, is the most glamorous beach you can find in all of Marbella. It’s located between the Puerto Banús Marina and the mouth of the Río Verde, making it also called Río Verde Beach. This semi-urban beach with golden sand of 1,500 metres in length and an average width of 40 metres has an extensive beachfront promenade. Puerto Banús Beach has all classes of amenities, along with a never-ending list of restaurants that are among the best in Marbella. Furthermore, this beach has been awarded the Blue Flag, a distinction awarded by the European Foundation for Environmental Education.

Nueva Andalucía - The Duke Beach

Playa de Nueva Andalucía - El Duque is found in the western part of Marbella, more specifically in the centre of the town for which it is named: Nueva Andalucía. This beach is adjacent to Puerto Banús, the Costa del Sol’s most luxurious resort, a marina where visitors can see spectacular yachts, sports cars, exclusive boutiques etc. In Puerto Banús, sophistication finds its highest expression.

The location of Playa de Nueva Andalucía - El Duque makes it one of the beaches of most interest to visitors and one of the most famous in the whole of Marbella. With its golden sands and rich vegetation with an abundance of palm trees, this beach conveys a certain tropical feel. It also has a fantastic bathing area thanks to the jetties that have been built, favouring the deposit of sand. The beach is 1,050 metres long and 30 metres wide.

Río Verde de Puerto Banús Beach

Río Verde de Puerto Banús Beach welcomes us to Puerto Banús if we arrive from Marbella and is connected to Marbella by a large walkway inaugurated in 2013 and which is the largest in Spain. This beach is separated in two by the Río Verde, which gives the beach its name, and on it we find all kinds of beach bars, hammocks, shops, and restaurants.

El Ancón Beach

El Ancón Beach is found on the Golden Mile, alongside the estate of the same name. It is a beach with a good length and medium width; it doesn’t get excessively busy, although high numbers of people visit during the summer season.

Nagüeles Beach

Nagüeles Beach is also located next to Marbella Club in the heart of Milla de Oro. At this beach you can enjoy a fabulous promenade and multitude of amenities, from beach bars to eating or drinking something as you escape the heat to places offering leisure activities, all with disabled access. Nagüeles Beach is very famous, so it gets pretty busy in the summer period, though in winter it is the ideal place to spend a quiet day.

El Faro Beach

Near the Marina and the centre of the city of Marbella, El Faro Beach gets its name from the elegant 1864 lighthouse that looks over the beachfront promenade. In 2019, it earned the Blue Flag from the European Foundation for Environmental Education.

Despite being only 200 metres long and 30 metres wide, it’s one of the beaches with the most amenities in Marbella. It’s also only a five-minute walk from the area with the most exclusive luxury shops, terraces and restaurants. That explains its high level of occupancy from both locals and visitors.

A street separates the beach from the Parque de la Constitución, a pretty garden that houses a music call for fun cultural activities. Furthermore, this beach has been awarded the Blue Flag, a distinction awarded by the European Foundation for Environmental Education. Furthermore, this beach has been awarded the Blue Flag, a distinction awarded by the European Foundation for Environmental Education.

La Fontanilla Beach

Playa de la Fontanilla, is situated in the heart of Marbella, facing the promenade and to the west heading towards Estepona. It is therefore one of the most central beaches of Marbella, with high occupancy and much popularity due to its location.

The construction of several dams facing the shore has facilitated regeneration of areas of sand (that the battering of winter waves had eroded), ensuring perfect enjoyment of the beach. It stretches across 1,000 metres in length and 30 metres in width.

La Venus Beach

La Venus Beach is located in the heart of Marbella city centre, next to Río Represa. It is a very famous and busy beach due to its amazing location, since it is located in the heart of the promenade. It’s vicinity offers all manner of amenities, from restaurants and bars to shops, all with disabled access.

El Cable beach

At 400 metres long and an average width of 40 metres, El Cable beach is one of the favourite spots for Marbella’s locals. Its ample services and amenities, along with its famous beach bars, make it the town’s trendiest beach. This beach got its name from the cable that used to cross the city transporting minerals towards freighters. It’s one of the few memories that remain of Marbella’s mining and steel past. Furthermore, this beach has been awarded the Blue Flag, a distinction awarded by the European Foundation for Environmental Education.

El Alicate Beach

El Alicate, located next to the exclusive housing development bearing the same name and the Costa Bella and Pinomar beaches, is one of the most charming spots you can find on the Costa del Sol. With a length of 850 metres and an average width of 25 metres, it forms a spectacular strip of coastline that is about two kilometres long. The beach is part of a beautiful landscape that includes pines, meadows and scrubland that provide a natural barrier. The beach gives a pleasant feeling of privacy. It is not surprising that it is considered one of the best in the area. Furthermore, this beach has been awarded the Blue Flag, a distinction awarded by the European Foundation for Environmental Education.

Real de Zaragoza Beach

This beach gets its name from the housing development mere metres away. It’s one of the best in Marbella thanks to its 1,700 metres in length and tranquil waters. It’s one of the calmest beaches in town, making it an appreciated one among families with small children. This beach in a privileged area 13 kilometres from the centre of Marbella invites you to disconnect and relax. It also has beach bars and restaurants that are ideal for tasting regional dishes. It’s also near some of the Mediterranean’s most sophisticated beach clubs.

La Víbora Beach

With golden sand and abundant vegetation, this beach brings together a series of landscape features that give it a unique wild charm. These features make La Víbora, literally "viper" Beach, an ideal place to disconnect and enjoy leisure activities. La Víbora Beach is 850 metres long with an average width of about 30 meters. Its quality waters, optimal amenities and fabulous management of its surroundings make it a fantastic spot.

Artola - Cabopino Beach

Artola - Cabopino Beach is in the town of Marbella is one of the best virgin beaches you can find along the Costa del Sol.It’s 1,200 metres long within the Dunas de Artola nature preserve declared a Natural Monument in 2001. This beach’s landscape contains breathtaking dunes and striking indigenous vegetation that lets visitors feel free and connected to nature. With delicate, gold sand, the beach is perfect for everyone as it has areas for families with sunbeds and beach chairs as well as beach bars and restaurants to cool off. There is also a nude beach.

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