Fuengirola is one of the top destinations among tourists on the Costa del Sol, so if you are planning your next holiday here maybe you find useful a guide of the best Fuengirola beaches. Continue reading to find the perfect beach for you; do you prefer it quiet, with parking for getting there by car or are you looking for a natural beach?
Fuengirola as a coastal municipality has a wide coastline where you can enjoy the clean Mediterranean on its fine sandy beaches. Those who like to stroll will find the well-known promenade Rey de España; an ideal place, especially at sunset.
Best Fuengirola beaches
The best beaches in Fuengirola are quiet and uncrowded, although there are a few popular ones that are worth mentioning for their water sports. Some people meet online to practice yoga in the sunset in some of the beaches below, like the one in Torreblanca.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the beaches starting from the eastern end:
This is a beach for young people; they usually choose this beach, which is also known as the beach of Cordoba, as it is where many people from Cordoba choose to spend their summer holidays.
It is a beach especially suitable for families and young people. Among its services you will find a beach volleyball court and a children’s play area. It also has access for the disabled, restaurants on the beach, sun loungers and water activities.
Visitors highlight its crystal clear waters, its fine sand and the number of shops to be found in the area. From supermarkets to ice cream parlours and beach bars. It can be difficult to park in the area in high season, so we recommend to go by train to this beach.
Near this beach you will also find: La Cubana beach and La Torre beach. Also for those who enjoy hiking, there is a path heading to Benalmadena.
A wide urban beach and quite popular in summer. It has fine golden sand, access for the disabled and all services. Its attractions include a beach volleyball area, pedal boats, deck chairs and restaurants on the beach.
If you want good views from which to take a photo, we recommend to walk to the Torreblanca breakwater that cuts the beach in two. If walking is more your thing, you can head to the Las Presas trail, which runs along the edge of the town.
Fuengirola beach & Las Gaviotas
Maybe the most popular beaches in Fuengirola in summer; both are divided by a river. There are many restaurants, cafes and shops along the promenade. In the beach you will find water activities, including water attractions like slides, hydropedals and a volleyball zone.
The promenade is particularly recommended at sunset, where you will find the remains of Roman columns and more monuments; there is also a Roman archaeological site nearby.
Los Boliches and San Francisto beach
Clean urban beaches ideal for everyone, with many water activities . The beach is about 2 kilometres long and is connected to San Francisco beach by a breakwater in the shape of the letter T. Locals often refer to this area as the T beach and it is quite popular in the summer.
Activities on these beaches include paddle-surfing, jet ski, boat rental and pedal boating, and at the eastern end of the beach is Sould Park, a great place for children.
If you’re driving, you’ll find somewhere to park in one of the private car parks, as it’s quite difficult to find a free parking space in the area in summer.
If you enjoy walking or finding a place for eating or spoting yatches, next to this area is the Fuengirola Marina
Santa Amalia & El Ejido beaches
Divided by the Fuengirola river are Santa Amalia and El Ejido beaches, both recommended for either families and young people. There are umbrellas and sun-beds for rental as well as many other water activities. Opposite the beach of El Ejido is the Sohail Castle; this castle has been gaining more and more fame every year because of the open-air concerts with international artists. If you want to know more visit the Marenostrum Fuengirola.
El Ejido beach: https://goo.gl/maps/6qHZE2YKHuXRsRQu6
The river park in front of Santa Amalia beach is another place we recommend you to visit. You will find a large space with activities for the whole family, from zip lines to pingpong tables, playground, walking trails, zipline and much more.
Santa Amalia beach: https://goo.gl/maps/K6fsSFDWkep2ezcy7
About Fuengirola beaches
Fuengirola beaches have all the services: toilets, showers, sunbeds, water sports areas, playgrounds, sports facilities, etc. There is also available free fitness equipment along the sea promenade and the river promenade. There are parking spaces along the promenade for the disabled and furthermore the first beach completely adapted for the disabled in Andalusia, dating from 2000.
Other factors adding to the excellence of Fuengirola´s coast are the collection of garbage on the beaches; there is also fortnightly analytics to check the good water status, maintenance of beaches during the 12 months of the year and special services in the summer such as lifeguards.
If you are coming, do not forget to read our article about top things to do in Fuengirola; you might find it useful.