Playa de la Fontanilla - extensive sandy beach with a real "Marbella feel"
The long, but narrow urban beach, Playa de la Fontanilla, is situated in the heart of the Andalusian city of the rich and beautiful, Marbella. A broad promenade lined with palm trees runs along the whole of its length, which is around one kilometre. You'll want to bury your feet in the inviting pale brown sand.
As well as the first, slightly higher promenade, there is a second at beach level, on which you will find numerous restaurants and beach bars serving delicious regional specialities like espetos - sardines grilled on skewers - and international dishes. There's no shortage of cocktail bars either, so you can enjoy the sea view with a refreshing drink in your hand.
Although there are no special programmes for children, the beach is very popular with families with small children, mainly because of the gentle slope into the water. If little ones do want to let off steam, we recommend a short detour to the neighbouring beach to the east, Playa del Faro, which is equipped with a fantastic children's play area.
However, if you want to experience a real taste of Marbella, this is just the place for you. As you stroll and shop along the promenade, with its fantastic view out over the cool water, you'll feel part of this sophisticated, glamorous world of high society.