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Estepona Beaches - Malaga Beaches

PLAYA LA GALERA

Location: good access on foot and by car.

Services: Showers, hammocks and newsstands, parasols bins.

Description: The beach owes its name to a lookout tower that stands on it called La Torre de la Galera, Torre de los buenas noches or Torre de la Sal. It is quite tranquil, owed in part to the scarcity of equipment. Diving, fishing and windsurfing are practiced and can be practiced. The rocky points are well conserved and it lies relatively away from estates and buildings.

PLAYA BAHIA DORADA

Location: It is found beside Playa de la Galera., it can be reached taking direction Marbella through the Bahia Dorada Estate, by some stairs.

Services: Showers and public amenities, bins, hammocks and parasol rental, security towers, cleaning services and payphones.

Description: It is a stretched peaceful well conserved beach of grey sands and moderate swell. The tone colour of the water can range from a dark green to a crystal clear. Laterally there are some rocks protruding from the water giving it a wild landscape. Despite all this there are a lot of buildings and estates around and it’s relatively urbanised. Normally it’s a zone of relaxation and it attracts a medium crowd in the summer.

ARROYO VAQUERO / GUADALOBON

Location: It is found in the Arena beach Estate, Estepona.

Services: Showers and public utilities, bins, hammocks and parasol rentals, security towers, cleaning services and payphones.

Description: It is composed of grey sands and rounded boulders. Perfect for those moments with yourself to practice a bit of running or any other beach sports.

COSTA NATURA

Location: Found in the Costa Natura Estate, which is located between Guadalobón beach Arroyo Vaqueros, Estepona.

Services: Showers and public utilities, bins, hammocks and parasol rentals, cleaning services.

Description: The Costa Natura is a nudist zone of 850 m in length, in fact it was the first of its kind on the Costa del Sol, which has earned it recognized fame among all the naturalists in Spain and all of Europe. It has grey sands and some stones. Ideal to let your hair down, have a job or just glare at the sea.

EL CRISTO

Location: Along the N-340, to the entrance of Estepona. Follow the city centre via Avenida Espana until the sign posts beside Puerto Deportivo de Estepona.

Services: Showers, bins, footbath, two stairs accesses , changing rooms, , access and changing rooms for the disabled lifeguards and two exits to the highway.Chiringuitos with hammocks and water bike services, daily cleaning services, security team,.

Description: It is a tranquil beach in a wind sheltered cove, which has recently been refurbished with new stones. The waters are never too cold and always very clean. The environmental conditions have earned it a blue flag. There is no rock or stone to be found along the whole beach. There are shaded areas for those who want to escape the heat. This beach is very popular with the locals who often come and set up camp, complete with chairs BBQs etc. Especially on Sundays they like to spend the whole day with the entire family.

THE RADA

Location: This is the most central beach of Estepona, just off its centre.

Services: Counts on all the infrastructures.

Description: The beach of The Rada is famous in Estepona due to its excellent location, it is flanked on one side by one of the main streets of Estepona. It has earned a blue flag this year due to its sanitary conditions. The three kilometres of beach has a promenade and is landscaped with numerous palm trees. Also numerous cafes, bars and restaurants have collected along its length. Due to its length it is almost never full and finding a spot is easy. The chiringuitos they sell all the typical delicacies including fresh sardines. In the weekends they open till the early hours and offer live music and fiestas.

PUNTA DE LA PLATA

Location: Just outside of Estepona, The access is easy, it lies between two estates.

Services: Scarce, but will find newsstands etc .in some sections.

Description: Narrow beach of grey sands and moderate swell. It attracts a moderate crowd in the summer.

GUADALMANSA / BELLA

Location: By the N 340, to the kilometre 163. From Málaga you arrive to the change of direction at Park Selwo at KM162, then take the access road to Torre Bermeja Estate.

Services: Shower, bins, two exits to the highway, chiringuitos with hammocks, daily cleaning services. There is access to a restaurant nearby in the estates.

Description: Beach with many rocks, ideal for those who want to flee the high season crowds and seek peace. It is habitual to see people fishing in the spike or the rocky zones around. It forms a type of cove that offers an excellent view of all the locality of Estepona and protects it of the wind in its final part. Due to the construction of buildings in the zone a walk has been created that finishes in the sand on the beach. People like to work up a sweat here before taking a plunge. The waters are always clean and relatively free of Algae.

EL SALADILLO

Location: N 340 to the kilometre 167. From Málaga arrives to the change of direction of the ‘Bel Air', Estate at KM 168

Services: Showers, bins, toilets, Chiringuitos with hammocks, water bikes playgrounds and cafés. Jet Ski rentals, Security team and daily cleaning services. There are two chiringuitos that offer very good service and the food is of high-quality. The Beach Club Costalita has gardens on the beach, has a speciality of La Dorada ala sal. Not to be missed. Pepes offers any kind of typical snack or beverage of the area at very reasonable prices.

Description: Tranquil beach that extends along 6 kilometres, to the estuary of the river Guadalmina. Is one of the largest of the municipality? Its sand is fine and of grey colour and is always very clean, as well as the water that lacks algae, stones and/or creams. It is very tranquil and suitable for the practice of aquatic sports or to take long walks. The dunes and pine forests separate it of the adjacent urbanizations and offer zones with shadow, and offer protection from those summer winds

EL PADRON

Location: By the N 340 take the exit toward Estepona descending for the access of the Alcazaba beach estate or, to the town of Estepona, on the second roundabout of the Avenida de Espana take a left

Services: Lifeguards, changing rooms, disabled access and services, showers, health care, bins, two chiringuitos stands with hammocks, water bikes, and stair access. Security team and a daily cleaning service.

Description: It is very quite during the week, but gets crowded in the weekends. There are many shaded areas where the locals love to come and have their traditional siesta. The waters are very clean except on windy days when the algae can become raised and disturbed. It is common to see people fishing for octopus near the rocks. It has many private accesses from nearby houses, so it could be considered a private beach, but it belongs to us all.

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