Beautiful beaches on the Costa del Sol

From Finca Las Nuevas you can reach the sea within forty minutes. Of course, there are many crowded beaches in the Mediterranean, but luckily Andalusia also has beautiful idyllic beaches.


We love to combine things. An entire day at the beach is way too long for us. That’s why we often want to do several things in one day. Marbella is a perfect place for this. You can drive on a beautiful road through the mountains of Marbella. Along the way, you can make a stop in Ojén, a white picturesque mountain village.

The old centre in Marbella (Casco Antiguo) is definitely worth a visit. It is nice to walk through the narrow alleys with colourful flower pots on the walls. From this old centre, you can walk straight to the sea.

If you go west, over the boulevard, you can find a nice spot on the beach. Especially where the boulevard transforms into a sandy path, you will imagine yourself being in a different environment. Palm trees and green gardens add a tropical touch to this path.

Marbella is a decadent seaside resort with glitter & glamour, which becomes even more visible in the neighbouring Puerto Banús. In this luxury marina, it is all about seeing and being seen. People who love mega-expensive yachts and luxury cars will eat their hearts out here!

Playa de Cabopino

This unique beach with clear water is situated between Fuengirola and Marbella. The beautiful, wide sandy beach borders the dune area Dunas de Artola, which also has a wooden board path. Someday, this path will be part of a long-distance walking route from Málaga to Estepona. On this beach, you can meet naked people, as swimwear is not mandatory. This doesn’t mean you have to walk naked. Both are accepted.

La Cala de Mijas

The seaside resort La Cala de Mijas is situated a little more towards Fuengirola than Playa de Cabopino. From the village, you can easily reach a cosy, small beach. If you leave the village via the wooden board path, you will see a narrow beach, yet with lovely clear water. If you wish to combine things again, there is a nice market on Wednesday and Saturday.


This seaside resort probably doesn’t sound attractive to a number of people, because it is associated with a crowded beach and snack bars. That’s correct, but the beginning of Torremolinos, close to Málaga and the airport breathes an authentic Spanish atmosphere. You sunbathe amidst Spaniards and can eat at one of the Chirinquitos (beach restaurants).

Torremolinos has a beautiful, wide sandy beach, is easily accessible, has good parking facilities and has a few places where you can sit on the grass, under the palm trees.

Playa Maro

A number of beaches in the east of Málaga differ from the west. This beach, a couple of kilometres to the east of Nerja, is a small bay surrounded by rocky mountains. The water is very clear, perfect for snorkelling.

“In the Summer months, when it can be crowded, it is sometimes difficult to park your car. You have to walk quite a bit, so don’t forget to bring good shoes. There are no restaurants here, so don’t forget to bring your own picnic!”

Would you like to combine things again? The white village Frigiliana and the city Nerja are worth a visit. Active people can enjoy a walk through the Río Chillar and by canoe you can sail along the coast at Maro to a nature reserve with a beautiful waterfall.

Playa Cantarriján

This beach is situated a little past Maro in nature reserve Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo. The road to get there is beautiful. From the main road, you have to take a fairly steep road down. If it is very crowded, you have to park on top of the hill and walk approx. 2 km.

Just like Maro, this beach is situated in a kind of bay surrounded by beautiful rocks. On the left side, you can walk through a small opening in the rocks or through the water along the rock to a second beach. The beach is a naturist beach, but you may also wear swimwear.