In the first two parts of this article we covered the coastal area east of Estepona town, extending along its municipal area up to Guadalmina, at the municipal boundaries with Marbella. This third article focuses on the beaches and beach clubs of Estepona proper.
On the Costa del Sol, famed for its coastal beauty, even the towns have lovely sandy beaches within a few hundred metres from the main shopping areas and historic centres. What’s more, they are accessible directly from the beachside boulevard, making it possible to shop and dine in the centre, and still have time to stroll on to the beach for sunny Mediterranean relaxation.
After the beach area around Bahía de la Plata, you enter the urban part of Estepona, almost immediately reaching the centre at what is called the Ensenada de Estepona – or main town beach. This sandy beach is not only long and gently curving to provide lovely daytime and evening views, but it’s also one of the best stretches of beach in the region.
Better still, shopping, dining and other amenities are on your doorstep here, as well as beach volleyball and other sports facilities laid on in the summer months. Estepona is no stranger to beach clubs and chiringuito beach bars either, with fish restaurants in close attendance all along the sandy strip.
The first of the beach club you come to is La Buena Vida, as laid-back as nearby Palm Beach, which has the added advantage of serving delicious international beach snacks and cocktails. A little further towards the town centre lays perhaps the prettiest of Estepona’s beach clubs, Bikini Beach is French run, stylish, relaxed and also offers excellent fresh white wine and delicious fish dishes.
From here on towards the marina, on the western side of Estepona, there is a good selection of more traditional chiringuitos and fish restaurants. The marina itself, situated just a few kilometres further west, is also home to a wide variety of Spanish, Northern European, American and Asian eateries and bars, with the beach proper continuing at the pretty little cove of Playa del Cristo, where Playa Estepona, Crystal Beach and Lolailo are popular spots in which to enjoy a sunny day with fantastic views along the sweep of the coast towards Gibraltar.
From here on, you enter a somewhat wilder coastal area within the municipality of Manilva, completing around 25 kilometres of Estepona shoreline filled with a wide range of water sports, beach bars, fish restaurants, sandy stretches and beach clubs. To find out more about this area and the villas, townhouses and apartments for sale in Estepona, please contact Inmo Andalucía. We are the local experts.