The beaches of Fuengirola are in one word: perfect! The soft sandy beaches are free to enter and run from north to south Fuengirola at a stretch. It is the longest beach promenade of Spain 8 km! When the temperatures rise to about 40 degrees, it is wise to put on slippers, the sand is very hot on the feet. A refreshing dip is also recommended!
Fuengirola has 8 beautiful beaches, all of which have the blue flag certificate. The Blue Flag is an international eco-label that is awarded annually to marinas and beaches that are safe and clean. It is not for nothing that the Spaniards have called the ‘El Paseo Marítimo Rey de España‘ boulevard, translated free: The King of Spain Beach promenade.
#1. Playa el Ejido (Playa del Castillo)
The southernmost stretch of beach is El Ejido. This piece of beach is named after Castillo de Sohail, the castle located on the adjacent hill to defend the city.
#2. Santa Amalia
The next beach is Santa Amalia. In case of prolonged precipitation, this beach is separated from Playa del Castillo by the Río de Fuengirola. A beautiful suspension bridge has therefore been built to connect the beaches. In summer, the mouth dry.
#3. Playa San Francisco
After Santa Amalia comes Playa San Francisco, a well-kept beach with many amenities. The beach is only 300 meters wide. In the summer it can be very busy.
#4. El Puerto de Fuengirola
The next beach is the port of Fuengirola: a place full of boats, shops, water sports facilities and a lot of restaurants and bars. From this central location, many activities and excursions are organized. For more information, visit the organizer’s website: The Port Ticket Office.
#5. Los Boliches
Los Boliches is one of the most popular beaches in Fuengirola and offers everything you could wish for a day by the sea. Beach beds, umbrellas, playgrounds and restaurants. The beach is 1,300 meters long, making it easy to find a place.
#6. Playa Las Gaviotas
Playa Las Gaviotas is 2km long and 60m wide. Although this beach is 5 km from the center, it is pretty busy this summer! There are beach tents and there is the possibility to rent a beach bed.
#7. Playa de Torreblanca
Playa de Torreblanca is easily accessible by train from Fuengirola or Malaga. You only need to get out of the Torreblanca stop. From there, it is a 400m walk downhill to the beach. On this sandy stretch of one kilometer there are playgrounds on which the children can entertain themselves.
#8. Playa Carvajal
This beach is the farthest road from the center of Fuengirola, but is easily accessible by train. It’s a quiet beach where you can really enjoy your vacation. The kids can enjoy themselves at the Costa Water Park in the sea.
Fuengirola offers fantastic opportunities to soak up the well-kept beaches! It is also worth a while to admire the sunset. This is especially true in the winter months. In the summer, the sun is in the north-west and is therefore not fully visible.