Fuengirola boast more than seven kms of well-kept golden sand, which is equipped with showers, sun-beds and shades, many sporting activities, hotels and shops. There are chiringuitos and a wealth of fish restaurants with local dishes freshly prepared using the catch of the day. Most sporting activities take place from the Marina; from here you can go sailing, windsurfing, jet skiing and even charter a fishing boat for the day. From the 1st of July to 12th Sept there is a Red Cross lifeguard team on duty with a rescue launch. There are watchtowers, flags and signposts that are located along the beaches.
La Cala de Mijas
La Cala de Mijas lies on the coast between Fuengirola and Marbella. Its beach is about 35 meters wide and almost 2,000 meters long, ideal for children and families. This is a lovely semi-urban beach in summer and winter alike, with a very nice promenade and plenty of good chiringitos and restaurants serving mouth-watering snacks and seafood. There are sun-beds and parasols for hire, public toilets and changing facilities available and showers at various points along the beach, as well as numerous public telephones. In the summer months there are many water sports activities from pedalos to jet skis. During summer there is a lifeguard service and the beach is accessible to the disabled. There is plenty of parking, but it can sometimes become difficult to park and congested at the peak of the high season in July and especially August.
This is an attractive wide sandy, beach with a relaxed atmosphere and a pleasant marina. This beach is well sheltered and has lifeguards on duty in the high season, as well as a gentle slope into the sea making this a perfect beach for young children and families. Also, this beach can be a quieter choice in the busy summer. There are many chiringitos, bars and restaurants serving a variety of fresh food. Parking is easy and close to the beach. An old fortified watchtower still stands proudly by the sand dunes alongside the beach, where it is possible to see all along the coast to Marbella and Gibraltar, even Africa on a clear day. Cabopino marina is a pleasant place to stroll around and admire the yachts.More things to do »