Playa de la Fontanilla
The urban beach of Playa de la Fontanilla provides a very special insight into the world of high society. You'll get a real "Marbella feel" here. Never mind action and bathing - it's all about seeing and being seen. There are two promenades to stroll along. One is at beach level, is covered and has restaurants and beach bars. The second is a little higher and is a long palm-lined promenade on which more restaurants await, as well as places to shop.

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.


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Our rating
  • Relaxation
    6/10
  • Family
    9/10
  • Water sport
    1/10
  • Party
    3/10
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Playa de la Fontanilla 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: 6/10 points
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At this well-equipped beach you can switch off and forget your day-to-day stress.
Family: 9/10 points
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At this beach you will find everything you need to spend an enjoyable day with the family.
Water sports: 1/10 points
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No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 3/10 points
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You will not find much partying or any good party locations at this beach.

Atmosphere at the beach
6/10
Ease
6/10
Beauty
5/10
Romance
5/10
Exclusivity
4/10
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Age and nations
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Age groups
< 14 Years
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14-21 Years
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22-35 Years
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Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
El Sombrero Map icon
El Sombrero

Offer: Food, Drinks

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

Restaurante Playa Europa Marbella Map icon
Restaurante Playa Europa Marbella

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

Gastronomy at the beach
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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  • El Sombrero
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    Offer: Food, Drinks

    Price level: Upscale

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

  • Restaurante Playa Europa Marbella
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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Upscale

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

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Risks
  • Jellyfish