Stretching along the Benalmádena Costa for near on 10km are beaches that range from peaceful small coves to broad stretches favoured by families and creating a busy and fun ambience with lots of things to do; there is even a nudist beach: Benalnatura.
Several carry the Blue Flag and the beaches have a reputation for cleanliness and facilities; most have showers, sun beds, water sports and nearby places to eat and drink.
People who come to Benalmádena are attracted by the variety and quality of the municipality’s beaches.
Arroyo de la Miel – 900m long x 60m wide with fine sand. Sun beds and umbrellas to rent. Water sports.
Arroyo Hondo – alongside the main road. The beach is named for the river that runs through it.
Benalnatura – a small cove and beach for naturists reached by a steep path, with a nudist-only beach bar.
Bil Bil – 400m long x 60m wide. Families enjoy this prom side beach with its sandy nature, calm, shallow water and full amenities.
Carvajal – 700m long x 25-60m wide. A family favourite that ends, or starts if you prefer, at Fuengirola.
Fuente de la Salud – 150m long x 80m wide. Central Beach, adjacent to Benalmadena Marina, with lots of facilities.
La Morera – Spanish families enjoy the day here cooking meals and having a fine time, creating a fun and lively vibe.
Las Yucas – 120m long x 4m wide with one part used by naturists. Shingle and sand, and with a rocky shoreline attracting those who wish to snorkel or fish.
Malapesquera at over 700m x 20-200m wide is a large beach which is also right by the Marina. Good facilities. In July, it is the scene of an effigy carrying procession into the sea, as part of the Virgen del Carmen festival.
Montemar – sloping sandy beach with sun beds and jet ski hire.
Santa Ana – 500m long x 50m wide with facilities, beach bars and restaurants. Very popular in peak season.
Tajo de Soga – Ideal for those in search of a more tranquil atmosphere.
Torre Bermeja – lively atmosphere and has a beach football pitch, water sports, sailing and fishing opportunities, and all amenities and facilities.
Torremuelle – grey sand, not the best beach but one that has a reputation for its popular beach bar.
Torrevieja – Torrequebrada – located close by Benalmádena’s Casino, this is a compact beach, renovated in the 1990s and with many facilities. Very popular with families in high season.
Viborillas – benefits from a greener environment around it and attracts the crowds.