Five beaches in Marbella and Puerto Deportivo Virgen del Carmen have achieved this year raising the Blue Flag, so the city leads the Andalusian ranking of these awards another year.
The effort of the City Council in the maintenance and improvement of the entire coastline has resulted this year five blue flags on the beaches of Artola (Cabopino), Guadalmina (San Pedro de Alcantara), El Cable, El Faro and Casablanca, and also one for the Marina.
So Marbella is again ahead of other towns of Málaga like Benalmádena, Mijas, Fuengirola and Estepona, which have three flags, and placed in the highest part of the Andalusian ranking with Rota (Cádiz), which also has six of these blue flags. We have more details on the beaches of Marbella with Blue Flag:
Playa Artola (Cabopino)
Nestled in the Artola dunes, a protected area for its natural interest, this is a spacious golden beach close to the marina of Cabopino sand. In some sections nudism it is common, although a nudist beach as such is not considered.
Playa Guadalmina (San Pedro de Alcantara)
It is divided between San Pedro Alcantara (Marbella) and Estepona. Its privileged environment has Roman ruins of the third century A.D., known as Las Bóvedas, which are part of a protected archaeological site. The Blue Flag flutters on this beach since 1992.
Playa El Cable
Between the port and the mouth of the Real River, Cable Beach has services and beach bars in the port area, where usually concentrate most swimmers.
Playa El Faro
It is one of the busiest beaches on the coast of Marbella, as it is located right in front of the city centre. Its name is the result of the lighthouse presiding over the place.
It is one of the longest and widest beaches in Marbella. The water is clear here and the views are magnificent. There is a more relaxed atmosphere at this beach and has numerous beach bars.