Here at Verdin Property, your premium Marbella real estate agency, we love a day at the beach, however we very rarely get the time. So for those of you who DO have the time, check out our Top 5 favorite beaches along the Costa Del Sol below!

  • Playa Nagueles
Playa Nagueles, a hotspot for tourists, locals and celebrities alike

At 800 meters long and 40 meters wide with fine golden sand covering every inch, Playa Nagueles has become known as one of the very best beaches of Marbella. Perfect for families thanks to its clear and calm waters, regular lifeguard attendance and every day cleaning, it is also a favorite of the well heeled Marbella locals and celebrity visitors.

However, be prepared to dig deep into your pockets, as the prices at this beach are high. But all in all, if you want to rub shoulders with the rich and famous, then the location is perfect.

One of our favorite properties near this beach: https://verdinproperty.com/properties/off-plan-villa-golden-mile/

  • Playa Real De Zaragoza
Playa Real de Zaragoza, a regular haunt of Verdin Property!

Playa Real de Zaragoza is one of the best and largest beaches of Marbella. The beach stretches out over no less than 1,700 meters and consists of fine, golden sand. Located just 10-15 minutes drive from Marbella center, in the highly sought after location of Elviria, this particular beach is a regular haunt for us at Verdin Property on the odd occasion we get some free time!

Many other people also consider this beach the best in Marbella, as the beach doesn’t get too busy during the summer, and is cleaned regularly and has lifeguards on duty during the high season. If you want to be sure to find a spot even when the temperatures are rising, Playa Real de Zaragoza is a great option.

One of our favorite properties near this beach: https://verdinproperty.com/properties/villa-suntrap-elviria/

  • Playa Butibamba
Playa Butibamba, one of the various Costa Del Sol Blue Flag beaches

Butibamba Beach is in La Cala, which is one of the most sought after locations for property hunters at the moment. The beach is approximately 1,300 meters long and 20 meters wide with a mixture of golden sand and rocky areas. In 2016 Butibamba Beach was first awarded the Blue Flag award, placing it among the very best on the whole Costa Del Sol.

It is usually quite busy, mainly because it is situated in an urban zone, however you can normally find a good space for sunbathing. Umbrellas, sunbeds and boats can be rented and parking is usually available. You can also grab a bite to eat at some of the popular ‘chiringuitos’ that are dotted alongside the beach. 

One of our favorite properties not far from this beach: https://verdinproperty.com/properties/renovated-beachfront-apartment-calahonda/

  • La Malagueta
La Malagueta, the best beach in Malaga!

It is hard to miss Playa de La Malagueta, as the ¨Malagueta¨ sculpture can be found at the beginning of the beach. Due to the central location, just a stone’s throw away from the city center, this is a popular beach amongst the many tourists that visit Malaga city every year. 

The beach is approximately 1,200 meters long and 45 meters wide with various green areas with palm trees, so if you want to take a break from the blazing summer sun, you can do so. Sunbeds and parasols can be rented and there is a great selection of places to eat, we particularly recommend that you have some fish at one of the various chiringuitos at the beach. A typical dish from Malaga is the Espeto, grilled fish on a skewer. Look for one of the grills that are usually shaped like a boat. 

One of the best country villas just 15 minutes from Malaga: https://verdinproperty.com/properties/stunning-country-home-alhaurin-el-grande/

  • Playa De La Carihuela
Playa De La Carihuela, by far and away the best beach between Malaga and Fuengirola

Playa de la Carihuela is the largest beach of Torremolinos and definitely one of the most popular ones. Swimming conditions are ideal as the water is clear and shallow. The length of the beach is approximately 2,100 meters and the width is 40 meters and is very popular with families and couples.

The promenade running along the beach is a great spot for a drink or to grab a bite to eat but is also used for cycling or running, perfect for the fitness fanatic. You can also rent sunbeds, parasols and water sports equipment and there are also public toilets, showers, play areas and disabled access. Fun for all the family!

Our favorite new development is just a short 10 minute drive from this beach: https://verdinproperty.com/properties/higueron-west-new-development/

And finally…. a bonus beach for you all, and one that we highly recommend visiting!

  • Playa Punta Paloma, Tarifa
Playa Punta Paloma, only 1 hour from Marbella and well worth the drive

Beaches don’t come much more picture perfect than Playa Punta Paloma. Located a 15 minute drive from Tarifa, and only one hour from Marbella, this un-spoilt stretch of sand is home to some of Andalucía’s most spectacular sand dunes.

Rising to heights of over 100 meters, they’re so big that the branches of buried trees can been seen poking up out of the grains. Punta Paloma’s other main draw is its beautifully clear waters – perfect for snorkeling and diving and this is shown by the vast numbers of visitors that come to enjoy its water sports.

One of our favorite villas just 20 minutes or so from this beach: https://verdinproperty.com/properties/luxury-villa-under-construction-sotogrande/

Hopefully you love these beaches, we know we do! And don’t forget, if you’re looking for a property on the Costa Del Sol, let us know and we’ll find you your dream home in the sun! #verdinproperty #beachday #lifeinthesun

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