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Playa de Santa Ana

Benalmadena Costa, Costa del Sol

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Playa de Santa Ana has lots to offer beach holidaymakers - fine sand, crystal clear water, a good infrastructure with numerous loungers and beach umbrellas for hire, showers, play areas and opportunities for sport. On the beach promenade there are numerous shops and restaurants. Since Benalmádena is a popular holiday resort and Santa Ana is a really beautiful beach, it gets very crowded here in summer. If you're looking for pure peace, this is not the place. But if you like to relax among other people and enjoy a vibrant beach atmosphere with lots to see and do, you'll be delighted with Playa de Santa Ana.

Playa de Santa Ana - beautiful sandy beach with a full range of amenities


Playa de Santa Ana beach is situated in Andalusia on the Costa del Sol close to Benalmádena-Costa, the district of Benalmádena where most of the large hotels are located. To the north-east it borders Playa Malapesquera beach and to the south-west, Playa Bil-Bil. A section of the beach on the border with Playa Malapesquera is also called Las Gaviotas.

Like all the beaches in the area, Playa de Santa Ana consists of fine, brownish-grey sand. A beach promenade runs along the back of a large part of the beach and on it you will find lots of restaurants and a few shops. Fresh fish and other seafood is grilled at grill stations right on the promenade and in the shops there are copious souvenirs as well as products that you might need on the beach.

The beach itself has lots of visitors, especially in the height of summer. In large parts the loungers and sun umbrellas for hire are tightly packed in, and in the space around them, the beach towels lie close to one another. However at the edges there are always places where you can spread out a little more. At the side and in the background there are also small patches of green with palm trees that provide additional shade.

Not only is there plenty of good food on offer here, there are also plenty of sports. You can hire out pedal boats, and the conditions are good for windsurfing and surfing too. As well as a football pitch there is also a volleyball court and fitness equipment. The infrastructure is good - large parts of the beach are wheelchair accessible and there is an extensive network of showers and public toilets. Families with children will be delighted with the good bathing conditions and the children's play areas.

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Playa de Santa Ana is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 5/10 points
Place 55 of 85
Although it can get a little busy, you will find a nice spot here where you can relax.
Family: 9/10 points
Place 15 of 85
At this beach you will find everything you need to spend an enjoyable day with the family.
Water sports: 2/10 points
Place 17 of 85
Without wind and reasonable waves it is difficult to do any water-sports at this beach.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 34 of 85
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

Atmosphere at the beach
5/10
Ease
4/10
Beauty
4/10
Romance
5/10
Exclusivity
2/10
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Restaurante El Capricho

Offer: Food, Drinks, Snacks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Normal

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  • Restaurante El Capricho
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    Offer: Food, Drinks, Snacks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Normal

Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 36.592488, -4.522491
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