Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Marbella Beaches

A Marbella Sunset

Marbella is popular for its weather, its yachting opportunities and its night life, but how about its beaches

Guadalmina Beach

Situated within the town of San Pedro de Alcántara, next to the Guadalmina urbanisation, this beach has the thick golden sand that is typical to this area of the Mediterranean. Different water sports can be practiced here such as windsurfing, jet skiing, and kayaking, as well as swimming and kite surfing. The four star Guadalmina Hotel is nearby, and there are also two beach clubs and two chiringuitos (beach restaurants) with sun beds for hire. Looking for a bit of history on your holidays to Marbella? Then you will love Guadalmina Beach. Just nearby is Bovedas, the 3rd Century historic ruins, which are situated within a protected archaeological area.

La Fontanilla Beach

La Fontanilla Beach is a rustic beach that varies in size depending on the tide. A hugely popular beach because of its location – it is right in the middle of Marbella, near the Marbella Port – and its facilities – the list here is endless, those keen on busy social beaches will be best off at La Fontanilla.

Nikki Beach

For a taste of luxury, head to Nikki Beach. This is basically a super-upmarket beach club – exclusive and costly, but as a treat it is unparalleled. Hire massive beach bed for the day, and let immaculate waiting staff serve you champagne, shell fish platters and fresh sushi. Nestled against the spectacular backdrop of the Don Carlos Beach Resort, Nikki Beach plays host to some of the world’s most glamorous people, from celebrities to local it girls and boys, as well as visitors looking for a decadent good time. This is the ultimate venue for relaxation, celebration and partying in Marbella.

Buddha Beach

Buddha Beach was one of the first boutique beaches in Marbella, and it is still one of the most popular hang outs in Puerto Banus. Two tropical bars overlook the Mediterranean, and there’s a wide range of delicious smoothies and juices, sundowners and meals on offer. Bagsy a Cabaña bed for two, and make the most of your Marbella holidays.

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