You will all have heard about another one of the Costa’s famous beaches which is also featured on the popular TV show Benidorm, but do you really know your beaches in the Costa Del Sol? This Spanish Costa is located on the southernmost tip of Spain and has enjoys more than 320 days of sunshine, making this a great summer or winter holiday destination.  One of the main attractions in the Costa Del Sol is the variety of beaches, boasting a total of 161km of glorious sand stretching from Manilva to Nerja.  Here we’ve picked out 5 beaches suiting those who are craving a quiet stretch of sand to those looking for something a little livelier.


Los Alamos Beach – Torremolinos

Torremolinos was the Costa Del Sol’s first ever resorts and still has that 1970’s retro charm about it.  Los Alamos beach is  15,000 meters long and 60 meters wide and is just outside the busy resort making this an ideal choice for those wishing to avoid the crowds, Los Alamos is the place to be at sundown with music and lights. For those wanting a more livelier beach in Torremolinos then we suggest heading to Playmar where there is a great choice of watersports  and defiantly has that Brits-on-the-costas-experience, with plenty of bars, chill out areas, nightlife & fish & chip shops!

Burriana – Nerjca

One of Nerja’s famous bathing areas, this beach is 800 meters long and 40 meters wide and is famous for its clear waters and excellent facilities, lined with palm trees Playa Burriana had previously been awarded the Blue Flag of excellence awards.   However there is downfall, to get to Burriana beach you have to get down a winding hill known locally as “cardiac Hill” or down the 172 steps but we’ve heard the views are splendid, we’ve also been told you can grab an amazing paella here from around €6, not bad eh!

Beaches of Maro – Nerjca

Maro beach known as La Cala De Maro was nominated as the second best beach in the whole of Spain, so you can see why we had to add this beach to our list. This is due to its crystal clear waters and is located right next door to The Natural Park of Los Acantilados De Maro, this quiet yet popular beach is surrounded by mountains and has a small beach bar,

Nikki Beach – Marbella 

Act like an A-List celeb for the day at Nikki beach which  is a famous extension to the already famous brand known worldwide.  The beach itself has beautiful white sand and clear waters, chill out over one of the over sized sunbeds sipping champagne, and take in the amazing atmosphere, there is no entrance fee but make sure you pre-book beds!

Santa Ana Beach – Benalmadena 

This is a very central beach close to the Puerto Marina.  Due to its shallow waters and gentle sloping banks this is a perfect choice for families, you can rent everything you need here for a fun filled family day out,  This beach has also been awarded a Blue Flag award so what you waiting for get those bucket and spades and come give Santa Ana a visit!


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