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Playa San Francisco

Málaga, Costa del Sol

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This is one of the town beaches at Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol in Andalusia. Playa San Francisco adjoins the harbour and, with its two bays, has enough space for several chiringuitos offering meals, drinks and sun loungers. At the same time, the beach is very compact. Anyone who enjoys a close-up view of the yachts coming and going, or who is staying in the holiday apartments and hotels along the promenade behind the beach, will appreciate the good bathing conditions and the fine sand.

Playa San Francisco - double bay with a surface of fine sand, right by the harbour

Playa San Francisco is a Spanish beach on the Andalusian coast of the Mediterranean, in the town of Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol, to be precise. It is bordered to the south-west by the harbour at Fuengirola, while to the north-east it is divided from the neighbouring beach of Playa Los Boliches by a stream which empties into the sea here. In the dry summer months, however, the two beaches are usually seamlessly linked.

It is backed by a road with a promenade running alongside the beach. The fine, brownish-grey sand is divided into two bays by a breakwater which you can walk along. The harbour wall provides further shelter from the waves. Playa San Francisco gets a good deal wider close to the harbour, but also to the north of the breakwater. Here there are several chiringuitos (beach restaurants) that provide meals, drinks and sun loungers with sun umbrellas. It’s mainly fish that is grilled at the stations set up outside them.

A small water sports operator rents out colourful pedal boats in a variety of shapes, as well as canoes. There are showers and public toilets, and lifeguards take care of safety in the water. There is also a small play area and a few items of fitness equipment.

It's the nearby harbour that has the biggest influence on the scenery at Playa de San Francisco. If you like lying on your beach towel watching the yachts coming and going, you'll be perfectly happy here. On the beach you'll encounter visitors from the hotels and holiday apartments in the large building complexes in the background. But this relatively compact beach is even more popular with the locals.

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Playa San Francisco 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 58 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 18 of 85
At this beach you will find everything you need to spend an enjoyable day with the family.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 34 of 85
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 40 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
4/10
Exclusivity
3/10
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Age and nations
We from Beach-Inspector were actually at the beach for you and have spoken personally with the locals to get the complete picture.
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Also available:
Stand-up paddling, Canoe, Paddleboat
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
Restaurante El Rancho Playa Map icon
Restaurante El Rancho Playa

Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Normal

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  • Restaurante El Rancho Playa
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    Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Normal

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geo coordinates: 36.545565, -4.617856
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  • Jellyfish
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