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Beaches in Estepona

Playa Galera

This 2 km long beach is bordered in the west by the headland of Torre de la Sal and continues to the next headland of Bahia Dorada. The beach is about 40 meters wide and not crowded, it is mainly used by the inhabitants of the urbanisations on the edge of the coastal road. There is a chiringuito on the west side at Torre del Sal. For a part of this long beach there is a pedestrian promenade. And there is little special access for cars, except for the roads in the urbanisations.

Playa Bahia Dorada

- Bahia Dorada beach

This beach is similar to the other beaches in the area. It is about 700 meters long and 40 meters wide and is bordered by the two headlands. The established urbanization Bahia Dorada is located in front of the beach. Recently, a seafront promenade has been constructed to protect the beach from the erosion of the land during winter storms. For this beach there is no access for cars.

Playa Arroyo Vaquero

- Arroyo Vaquero Beach

This beach is located east of the headland of the Bahia Dorada and where Arroyo Vaquero river reaches the sea. Access by car is a roundabout at the Fuerte Estepona Suites Hotel, which is located on this beach. Upon entering the beach, turn right and make your way through the houses near the Arroyo Vaquero River. The beach is about 1 kilometre long and 50 metres wide. It is a quiet beach with plenty of parking space and a chiringuito. Access is also provided on the west side of the Fuerte Hotel.

Playa Costa Natura

- Costa Natura

This beach is a continuation of Playa Arroyo Vaqueros, but the 500 meters long part in front of the Costa Natura resort is an official naturist beach. Costa Natura, the first purpose-built naturist complex in Spain, is located to the east of the city. The complex is for members only, but there is a temporary membership available for travelling nudists and for the uninhibited or curious. The 400 metre long beach is open to all members of the public. You can rent sun beds and there is a small kiosk selling soft drinks. There is parking on the service road south of km151 on the coast road.

Playa Guadalabon

This is the name given to the different parts of the beach in the area of the river Guadalabon. Some areas, such as the Gran Hotel Elba or the H10 Estepona Palace Hotel, are distant, but a large part of this 2 km coastline is not very interesting.

Playa El Cristo

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This beach is located just outside the town of Estepona, west of the marina, in a beautiful sheltered bay. This makes the beach ideal for children, there are also two chiringuitos. Because of this ideal location, the beach has longer sun hours. Which makes it a hot and favorite with serious sun lovers. This beach has become increasingly popular in recent years and tends to get quite crowded during the summer weekends. The beach has a good, relaxed atmosphere with music in two of the beach bars. The bay and the outer protective wall ensure that the sea is warmer than the surrounding water. It slopes very gently and is very safe for children. There is a lifeguard post and in summer there are showers. There are two good beach bars, the hip Havana Beach and the more traditional chiringuito Lolailo. Access for cars is via a narrow, steep road from the roundabout west of the marina or the town of Estepona. In summer, parking at the back of the beach is chaotic and crowded. The tip we can give you is to drive a little further from the open terrain, there is always plenty of parking space here and you can even camp wild. The car exit is in this direction via the marina of Estepona.

Playa La Rada

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In the centre of Estepona is the most popular beach in town, La Rada. It is a long beach and is supported by a modern promenade along its entire length (2.6 km). The chiringuitos along the entire coast serve traditional dishes such as paella and fresh sardines. But there is also a wide choice of dishes in international style. The lighthouse and the marina are located on the west side of the beach. The entire length of the beach runs parallel to the 'old coastal road'. For parking there are two large underground parking garages and otherwise there is parking in the city itself. For the disabled, access here is better than on the other beaches. The beach ends at the eastern end with a headland known as Punta de la Plata.

Playa Punta Del Plata

This is a narrow beach of low quality. It is 4 kilometres long and stretches across the headland of Punta del Plata. Which ends at La Rada beach in the west and El Padron beach in the east.

Playa Punta Pinillos

This is another name for the beach just east of Punta del Plata. It is a narrow, quiet sand and pebble beach.

Playa El Padron

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This popular beach is located just east of the Rio Padron near the Kempinski Resort Hotel. The beach has a large car park and two beach bars. This beach is particularly popular in the summer. Laguna Village is located here. This is a small shopping center in Balinese style with fashion and decoration shops.  It is open every day from 09:00 to around 23:00. A selection of restaurants include Terra Sana, Camuri Gril, Carmen (traditional Spanish) with a small roof terrace, La Pappardella (Italian). The restaurants are open from 10:00 to 24:00. Also included is hiere and Puro Beach restaurant and a beach club with a large swimming pool, white sun loungers and fusion music DJ. There is a parking space for the car. The El Padron beach has a high standard of cleanliness and facilities that are often recognized by the European Blue Flag award.

Playa Del Castor

This beach is named after the river that flows to the sea where the beach is located. This 2 km long, narrow and quite quiet beach is hidden behind a series of old houses and urbanisations.

Playa El Velerin

Named after the river that flows to the sea where the beach is located, here is the chiringuito Torre del Velerin near the old watchtower of the same name.

Playa Arroyo De Los Cañas

Sonora Beach is located near Urbanization Hacienda Beach at km 162; alternatively you can park at Urb Los Granados Playa, after the Selwo exit at Rio Velerin.

Playa Bella

A quieter, narrower and rocky beach. Playa Bella is located next to the chic beach of Health House Las Dunas and the TikiTano restaurant and lounge. With preserved old watchtower and ruins in a large beachfront area with lawn and promenade.

Playa Guadalamansa

- Guadalmansa Beach

West of Rio Guadalmansa is Playa Guadalmanse with the missed Playabelle Spa Gran Hotel. East of Rio Guadalmansa there is a popular and funny name Chiringuito Heaven with the nearby kite and other water sports school facilities.

Playa El Saladillo

- El Saladillo

Imperceptible semi-urban, narrow beaches in this part of Estepona. Close to El Saladillo and Costalita and other urbanisations. This beach is nominal 3 kilometers long but is broken into pieces with a few beach bars. Access is via the roads through the urbanisations. Torre de Saladillo is an old watchtower that is ´hidden´ here.

Playa Casasola

- Casasola Beach

Imperceptible semi-urban and narrow beaches in this part of Estepona. Nominally this beach is 2 kilometers long and is broken in many pieces.

Playa Atalaya

Atalaya Park Golf Hotel and Resort is located on the headland west of this beach. East of this headland lies Rio Guadalmina. The municipal boundary of Estepona with Marbella.

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