Costa's Honey Pot of Glamour and Wealth
Thanks to 16 miles (26 kms) of coastline, visitors have a choice of 24 sun-kissed sandy Marbella beaches to choose from within the municipality with those that are closest to the city centre offering the best facilities including lifeguards and toilets and watersport activities such as jet skiing, parasailing, pedalos and wind surfing.
Popular with local residents, Pinillo Beach (Playa El Pinillo) is one of the area's most quiet and undiscovered beaches in Marbella, and lies on the Elvina side of the city. For the more unusual beach, but still carrying premier status, Fontanilla Beach (Playa de la Fontanilla) attracts the crowds thanks to its very dark sand. Facilities are also good here, and include bars beach chairs and umbrellas. For a large selection of watersports, Guadalmina Beach (Playa de Guadalmina), closest to Marbella's historic San Pedro area, is the one to go to for windsurfing, or surfing with bars aplenty after a day on the water. With a long stretch of white sand Port Banus New Andalucia Beach (Playa de Puerto Banús Nueva Andalucia) is extremely popular with families thanks to child-friendly activities and gets more crowded than other Marbella beaches during the summer period.
Marbella is a great destination for beach holidays as the weather in Marbella stays the same throughout the entire year, making it a vacation spot to be enjoyed by visitors at any time. The average low temperature is sixty five degrees and the average high temperature is eighty degrees. Keep in mind however that if you are looking for purely a beach holiday, the rainy season in Marbella lasts from November through March.