Beautiful beaches on the Costa del Sol

Beautiful beaches on the Costa del Sol can be reached from Finca Las Nuevas within forty minutes. No need to worry about ending up on one of those crowded beaches, there are some. But you can also find beautiful idyllic beaches in the Mediterranean.



Combine beautiful beaches with other activity

We love combining. We often find a whole day on the beach too long. That’s why we often want to do several things in one day. Fortunately, this is possible in many places.

Beautiful beaches on the Costa del Sol, west of Málaga


Marbella is a perfect place for that. You can drive to Marbella via a beautiful road through the mountains. On the way, you can stop in Ojén, a whitewashed picturesque mountain village.

In Marbella, the old centre (Casco Antiguo) is worth a visit. It is fun to walk through the narrow streets with bright flower pots on the walls.

If you head west, you can take the promenade, which later turns into a paved sandy path, along the sea to find a spot at the beach. Especially where the boulevard turns into a sandy path, you imagine yourself in a different environment. Tall palm trees and green gardens add a tropical touch to this path.

Marbella is a decadent seaside resort with glitz and glamour, which becomes even more apparent in neighbouring Puerto Banús. This luxury marina is all about seeing and being seen. Lovers of mega-expensive yachts and luxury cars do you a favour here.

The beautiful beaches of Playa de Cabopino

This unique beach with clear waters lies between Fuengirola and Marbella. The beautiful wide sandy beach borders the Dunas de Artola dune area, which also has a wooden boardwalk running through it. This path is part of a long-distance hiking trail from Málaga to Estepona.

On this beach, you may encounter some more naked people, as bathing suits are not compulsory. This does not mean that you have to be naked yourself. Both are accepted.


La Cala de Mijas

Slightly more towards Fuengirola than Playa de Cabopino is the seaside village of La Cala de Mijas. From the village, you can walk straight onto a cosy beach. It is not very big and even if you walk along the wooden decking path out of the village, you can expect narrow but beautiful beaches with very clear water.

Should you want to do some combining again, there is a nice market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.


This resort probably doesn’t sound appealing to some people, as it is associated with crowded beaches where you lie back to back and you can drink your pint in a pub. True, but at the beginning of Torremolinos, the stretch closest to Málaga and the airport has a very Spanish atmosphere. Here you lie among Spaniards and eat at one of the chirinquitos (beach restaurants).

Torremolinos has a nice wide sandy beach, easy access, good parking facilities and there are several spots where you can sit on the grass under the palm trees.

Beautiful beaches on the Costa del Sol, east of Málaga

Playa Maro

Some beautiful beaches east of Málaga are different from those on the west side. So is Maro beach.

This beach, a few kilometres east of Nerja, is a small bay surrounded by rocky mountains. The water there is very clear, so good for snorkelling.

In the summer months when it can be crowded, parking can be a bit trickier. You have to walk quite a bit, so don’t forget to bring good shoes. There are no restaurants here only a kiosk, so don’t forget to bring your picnic!

beach at Nerja

Playa Cantarriján

This beach is a little past Maro in the Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo nature reserve. The road to it is beautiful. From the main road, you have to take a fairly steep road down. If it is very busy, you will have to park at the top and then walk about 2 kilometres. Sometimes a shuttle bus runs.

Like Maro, this beach is located on a kind of bay with beautiful rocks all around you. On the left, you can walk through a small opening in the rocks or you can go through the water along the rock to a second beach. The beach is a beach for naturists, but you can also go here with swimwear.

If you still want to combine: The whitewashed mountain village of Frigiliana and the town of Nerja are fun to visit. Or for the more active a walk through the river Chillar and you can also take a canoe trip along the coast near Maro towards a nature reserve with a beautiful waterfall.

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