Estepona boasts some of the finest beaches in the area with crystal clear waters and views of the rock of Gibraltar – and even the coastline of Africa on a good day.
Along 20 km of coastline there are 15 beaches from small, romantic coves to well-developed beaches - and even a nudist area. All are easy to access, most have a lifeguard, and there are usually a number of restaurants and bars close by. The most popular for families is La Rada beach, located on the east side of the marina.
LA RADA BEACH IN ESTEPONA
Located in the town centre, this beach is almost 3km long with a 25 metre-wide promenade stretching the entire length. This is really the city beach - one of the few with golden sands, it’s safe and pleasant with children’s play areas along the whole stretch.
Traditional beach shack bars (known as Chiringuitos) are dotted along the beach, together with a host of restaurants offering a wide and varied selection of traditional seafood and international dishes. Why not try an authentic lunchtime Paella?
EL CRISTO BEACH IN ESTEPONA
A little further from the centre of Estepona is El Cristo Beach. Located to the west of the marina, this charming cove is smaller stretching approx. 600m, and is a mix of sand and stone. As well as a number of beach bars serving food and drinks, it also has shaded car parking spaces. A popular beach with the locals, it is generally less crowded except on weekends. Again, it is ideal for families with children, so just lie back and take in some of the live music often played here.
EL PADRON BEACH IN ESTEPONA
This beach is located to the east of Estepona, a stone's throw from the Kempinski Reosort Hotel. At about 1 km long, it’s a great place to sunbathe but get here early to guarantee a good spot. It gets quite busy - especially during the summer months.
Other recommended beaches are the Playa de la Bajadilla and the Playa de Fontanilla.