More about Fuengirola’s fantastic playa

Paseo Maritimo Rey de España.

In the last 10 years Fuengirola has grown at a steady pace and with it the beach life.

There are seven beaches: El Castillo, Santa Amalia, San Francisco, The harbor, Los Boliches, Las Gaviotas, Torreblanca from the castle to the east.

The promenade is about 8 km long, starting at Castillo Sohail (castle) in the west and ending at Torreblanca in the east. Fuengirola has one of the longest seafront promenades in Spain, perfect for a nice walk at sunset or a jog.

Playa del Castillo or El Ejido
The first beach is Playa del Castillo. This is the only beach where you can have a barbecue. There are eight boats in different colours filled with sand and if you want to use one of these for barbecuing, you have to book one of the boats.
The unique thing about this beach is that it is dog friendly. In addition to dogs, many families with children visit the beach as the water is perfect for children, calm and shallow, and the beach is wheelchair accessible with ramps.

Santa Amalia
The beach is located right by the suspension bridge after Playa del Castillo.

Playa San Francisco
After Santa Amalia you will find Playa San Francisco, an extremely well-maintained beach full of amenities. The beach is 300 metres long and in the summer it is very crowded, but apart from the high season it is a quiet beach. During the high season they build a “water park” in the sea, a fun activity for both children and adults.

El Puerto – The Harbour
After San Francisco comes the harbor of Fuengirola with shops for water activities as well as restaurants and bars. People come here not only for the wonderful food in the well-run restaurants but also for the various activities on offer such as fishing, jet skiing, scuba diving, sailing and lots of other fun.

Playa Los Boliches
Playa Los Boliches is one of the most popular beaches in Fuengirola. Like many other beaches, this beach has been awarded a Blue Flag award.

As well as sunbathing, enjoying the views and tranquility, there are many other things to do. You can hire a pedal boat, water skis or a jet ski. There are also volleyball courts and if you get hungry, the beach bars are excellent. If you want to taste a real “espeto de sardinas” in true Malaga style, it’s here, the fresh grilled sardines on skewers is an Andalusian tradition best enjoyed with a cold beer.

The Blue Flag (Bandera Azul) is awarded to those beaches that are well-managed, nature-friendly, good water quality and high safety standards. Los Boliches is one of the widest beaches but has easy access to the sea with rows of wooden decks that are easy to walk on – especially when the sand is scorching hot in the hottest parts of the summer. The beach is wheelchair accessible and the easiest way to get to the beach is on foot, avoid using a car because in high season it is impossible to find a parking space.

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Playa Las Gaviotas
This popular two-kilometre long and 60-metre-wide beach has all the amenities a tourist would want and it is also possible to find a parking space near the beach at times when all other fronts are busy.

There are public showers and toilets, a lookout points and lifeguards on hand, sunbeds and parasols for hire, and plenty of nearby shops selling cold drinks, snacks and other accessories. There are also many excellent bars and restaurants.

Playa de Torreblanca
This beach lies on the border between Fuengirola and the neighboring coastal town of Benalmádena.

There is a railway station at Torreblanca and if you are coming from Fuengirola or Malaga by train, you can easily walk down the hill to the beach.

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Paseo Maritimo Rey de España is the name of Fuengirola’s seafront promenade, which translates roughly as “The promenade of the King of Spain”. The promenade is decorated with palm trees and benches for those who want to sit down and rest, and if you go to the harbor you will find many good restaurants. Here you can sit and enjoy a cold drink after a nice walk. Along the long beach you will find everything for beach life and restaurants of different price range and quality.

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