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Beaches in Mijas

Calahonda Beach

This is one of the longest beaches of the Mijas Costa, over 4,500 meters long and 25 meters wide. Since it is directly at the foot of the enormous Sitio de Calahonda urbanization, it is a well-known beach, with ramp access, many beach bars and lots of activity, but it also has some quieter corners for those who prefer a bit of peace and quiet. This beach is ideal for the whole family and sunbathers, scuba divers and fishermen alike. It is a genuinely straight-line seashore with light sand and plenty of beach beds and parasols for rent and a good choice of lively beach bars for refreshment and entertainment.

El Cabo Rocoso

 Mijas (Málaga)
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This rocky beach is characterized by the ancient watchtower which marks the natural outskirt between Calahonda and La Cala. The beach is next to the Playa Marina urban complex and it is fairly calmer than the other Mijas Costa seashores, probably due to the rocks at the water's edge. This is a very charming beach for morning strolls all year round and is also frequented by those who like to snorkel or go underwater swimming and surfing. As well as the hire of such watersport’s equipment, there are beach beds for enlist and there is a stand selling bites and beverages.


Along from La Cala Beach is Butiplaya (sometimes referred to as Torrevieja Beach) at 35 meters wide and more than 1,500 meters in length. Its direction is southwest and, similar to La Cala, Butiplaya has lifeguards throughout the mid-year months. This is a safe beach and is in a semi-urban area, where there are usually holidaymakers or residents around during the entire year. This sea shore was granted the Blue Flag in 2012 (however not since), for its significant level of tidiness and great facilities. There are showers all along the beach, as well as public toilets and changing facilities. The beach is accessible to the disabled and there is a parking area reserved for beach goers. The usual beach beds and sunshades are available for rent, as well as lots of fun watersports from the humble 'pedalo' to the more exciting jet skis, water-skiing and all the latest in marine activities.

Playa La Cala de Mijas

 Mijas (Málaga)
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Playa La Cala is a 35-meter-wide and almost 2,000-meter-long beach, with south and south-west orientation. It is a lovely semi-urban beach in the summer and winter alike, with a wonderful promenade and a lot of good beach bars and restaurants. La Cala de Mijas has a village feel about it. The beach used to be called Cala de Moral. There is always parking somewhere. There are beach beds and parasols for hire, public toilets and changing facilities available, and showers at various points along the beach, as well as numerous public telephones.

In the summer period there is a lifeguard service and the beach are accessible to the disabled. There is plenty of parking, but it can sometimes become difficult and congested at the peak of the high season in July and especially August. The hire of watersports gear is in abundance in summer, but less evident in from the end of October to Easter, when the beach is quieter. Be that as it may, a warm December day sees numerous Christmas holidaymakers and occupants absorbing the wonderful daylight after a fine turkey lunch!

El Bombo

This 320-meter-long beach is wide and curves round slightly into a large bay. El Bombo beach ends in a small (130-metre) rocky cliff which is ideal for scuba, snorkeling and underwater swimming. You can hire sunbeds and there is a beach bar for bites and beverages.

Playa del Chaparral/ Playa Naturista de Playa Marina

 Mijas (Málaga)
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In the following sandy cove opposite of Urb. Playa Marina is Playa del Chaparral. It is about 300m long and hidden from the road, which is a good thing for as this beach was selected by Mijas town hall as their Playa Naturista (Nudist beach). A large blue sign by the road declares the nature of the beach. it is now called Playa Naturista de Playa Marina.  It is actually a nice spot and a good place for snorkeling. There is a friendly beach bar which serves nourishment and rents the sunbeds down on the beach. There is parking on the other side of the busy coast road and a footbridge to cross over.   

El Faro

At the Calaburra point, El Faro beach has two steep rock face areas and over 1,000 meters stretch of sandy seashore. You can see a large part of the beach from the main road. It is popular with underwater swimming enthusiasts. There is a beach bar and sun beds for hire. This is also a loved seashore for individuals who like to fish from the shore, and you will often see the long fishing rods set up late into the night and tents set up for an all-night vigil, ensuring a fresh fish breakfast. Like other beaches in along Mijas Costa, this one is kept as clean as possible with regular collection from the litter bins.

El Charcón / Playa de La Campana

This calm 940-meter stretch of seashore where you can hire a beach bed to enjoy a quiet corner of sun is simply towards the east of El Faro. There are litter containers, with customary assortment, yet it is valued on the off chance that you remove as a lot of garbage as you can to keep up the exclusive expectations of neatness. The beach is sandy and is south bound.

Playa Peñon del Cura / Playa Mare Nostrom

 Mijas (Málaga)
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This is a rugged, rocky part of the coastline and leads into the El Faro seashore towards the west. It is 195 meters in length and is a famous territory for scuba jumpers and submerged swimming. The conditions are amazing for this kind of sport, yet it is constantly prudent to avoid potential risk, utilizing the right contraption and not go swimming alone. The seashore is very much kept up and kept clean by customary trash assortment from the litter canisters accessible.

El Egido / Playa del Castillo

The beach which meets up with the mouth of the river Fuengirola (underneath the castle Sohail) is the Egido Beach. It is 300 meters in length, with safe swimming conditions, a beach bar and the hire of beach beds. There are litter bins and the beach are kept clean and tidy by the Mijas Town Hall authorities.

Playa La Luna

Playa La Luna is one of the quietest beaches in Mijas, it is in the most coastal point of the municipality of Mijas next to the Cabopino beach in Marbella, a place you should not miss if you want to get away from the usual uproar of other coastal areas. It can be difficult to access if the area is not known, but that is La Luna beach’s charm, which, like the treasures, is difficult to find. Access through a small tunnel can be difficult to find if the area is not known, but when you find it is worth it for the tranquility, the green areas and the fine sand of this beach.

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Beaches in Mijas

Mijas has eleven beaches that all have their own characteristics. From cozy quiet beaches, to more busy ones with various beach bars and good restaurants. Engel & Völkers Mijas offers several properties that are located close to the beach or first line.