Beaches in Estepona
Beaches in Estepona on the Costa del Sol in Spain. Whether you are looking for a small private bay where you can sunbathe in peace and quiet or want a big sandy beach with golden sand and all imaginable facilities, Estepona has something for everyone. Everything you need to know about the best beaches in Estepona.
The Costa del Sol coast stretches over 150 kilometers, and Estepona in Málaga province is one of Spain’s most popular tourist destinations. With long hot summers and mild winters it is possible to enjoy the beaches and a wide range of outdoor activities such as sailing, fishing, scuba diving, windsurfing, and boating throughout the year.
Video beaches in Estepona
Estepona has many well-kept beaches, and many of them have been awarded the European Blue Flag award for its high standard of water quality and available facilities. On the popular bathing beaches of Estepona you will be able to rent sun loungers and umbrellas, as well as take a shower to rinse off the salt water after a dip in the ocean. Do not forget to visit one of the beach bars or a Chiringuito as it’s called in Spanish, they serve cold drinks and delicious food including fresh fish, try the roast with grilled sardines, they are amazing.
Best beaches in Estepona
Here we give you a selection of the best beaches in Estepona along the Costa del Sol. If you want quieter beaches with less people, we recommend the beaches located on the outskirts of Estepona center. There you will have the opportunity to sunbathe in peace. Also read about 11 Top beaches Malaga Province and Guide to some of the best Nudest beaches in Costa del Sol.
Playa del Cristo in Estepona
Playa del Cristo is located near the center of Estepona. Unlike almost all beaches on the Costa del Sol facing east and south, El Cristo looks more westward and gives more sunshine in the evening hours. Playa del Cristo boasts breathtaking sunsets and shallow waters that are simply perfect for children. It is well protected from winds too. This beach has become increasingly popular in recent years and tends to get quite crowded in the summer. It has a good atmosphere with music played from two of the beach bars. Its high standards of cleanliness and excellent facilities have given the beach the European Blue Flag award.
Galera beach in Estepona
This 2km long beach is delimited on the west side of Torre de la Sal, and goes next to Bahia Dorada. The beach is about 40 meters wide. Not too busy, and is mainly used by the inhabitants of the urbanizations located in the area. There is a chiringuito at the left end near Torre del Sal. There is a pedestrian promenade along the beach and the little dedicated area for access by car.
Bahia Dorada beach in Estepona
This beach is similar to the others in the area. Bounded by two nes it is about 700 meters long and 40 meters wide. The established urbanization Bahia Dorada fronts the beach. A seafront was built to protect against land erosion in the winter storms. There is no car access to the beach. There is an old tower (Torre Vigia) here.
Arroyo Vaquero beach in Estepona
This beach is located east of the neset Bahia Dorada, and where the Arroyo Vaquero river reaches the ocean. There is car access at the roundabout at the Fuerte Estepona Suites Hotel, which faces this beach. The beach is about 1 km long and 50 meters wide and is quiet, with good parking and a chiringuito.
Costa Natura beach in Estepona
The beach is a continuation of Playa Arroyo Vaqueros, but the 500m section in front of the Costa Natura Resort Apartments is officially classified as a naturist beach. Costa Natura is Spain’s first specially built naturist resort and is located east of the city. The place is for members only, but temporary membership is available to naturists. 400m of the beach is of course open to all. You can hire sun loungers and there is a small kiosk selling soda. Parking is available on the construction road south of km151 on the coastal road. Walk around the Costa Natura urbanization down to the beach.
La Rada beach in Estepona
In the center of Estepona you will find the city’s most popular beach, La Rada. This is a long beach with a modern beach promenade along the full length of the beach at 2.6km. The beach bars are all along the seafront and serve traditional food such as paella and fresh sardines, as well as a selection of international dishes. The marina and lighthouse is on the west side of La Rada beach. The entire length of the beach runs parallel to the old coastal road. There are two large underground parking spaces here, or there is parking in the city. Access for disabled people is better here than at other nearby beaches. The seafront and the beach end at the east end with an oak known as Punta de la Plata.
Playa del Castor in Estepona
The beach of Playa del Castor is named after the river flowing to the sea where the beach is located. This 2 km long narrow and quiet beach is hidden behind a number of older properties and urbanizations. Try the beach bar on Punta del Castor just east of Rio Castor. A path leads you down to the beach.
El Velerin beach in Estepona
Atalaya Park Golf Hotel and Resort is located on the edge west of this beach. To the east of the neset is Rio Guadalmina, which is the municipal border of Estepona with Marbella.
EL Padrón beach in Estepona
This popular beach is located just east of Rio Padron, near the Kempinski Resort Hotel. The beach has a large car park and two beach bars, making it particularly popular in the summer. Laguna Village is located here, a small exclusive shopping mall with fashion and decoration stores. A variety of restaurants include Terra Sana, Camuri Grill, Carmen with small roof terrace, La Pappardella (Italian), and the tapas bar. Here is also the Puro Beach restaurant and beach club with a large swimming pool, white loungers and music from DJ`s. The beach’s good cleanliness and excellent facilities have made it recognized by the European Blue Flag award.
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