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Playa del Alicate

Marbella, Costa del Sol

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Playa del Alicate is situated around two kilometres east of Marbella in the resort of Alicate, which is mainly made up of villas and hotels. The beach is reached through the dunes, which ensure that you will hardly notice the many houses in the background. You almost feel as though you are on a natural, unspoiled beach. The many restaurants and beach bars serve delicious, typical regional and international cuisine, which you can enjoy on one of their sun loungers or sun beds. For the sports enthusiasts among you, they also hire out boards for stand-up paddle boarding and canoes.

Playa del Alicate - narrow beach that can do more than you'd think

Playa del Alicate is an almost two kilometre long sand and pebble beach in front of the gates of Marbella on the Costa del Sol. It is situated in the settlement of Alicate, which can most definitely be described as exclusive. A few celebrities live here - one of them is Antonio Banderas, who has a villa right by the beach. Not least for this reason, Playa del Alicate is very touristy.

The beach borders a dune landscape, thanks to which you will hardly notice the large number of villas and hotels on the other side, and the surrounding area appears almost unspoiled if you don't lift your gaze. You also have to walk through the dunes to get to the sea from the car park. Most of the restaurants are situated here, somewhat hidden unless you're standing right in front of them.

At just 25 metres the beach is quite narrow, which means that especially in peak season, you have to lie towel to towel. There's little space for privacy here.

The numerous restaurants and beach bars serve traditional Spanish and international cuisine and hire out boards for stand-up paddle boarding (SuP for short) as well as loungers and beach beds. If you don't want to leave your shady spot under the beach umbrella you can buy food from the beach vendors, who come round with tasty little treats at regular intervals.

Playa del Alicate is more suitable for calmer types of water sports that the whole family can enjoy, like pedal boat rides, canoeing or stand-up paddle boarding, because there are hardly any big waves and the wind isn't very strong.

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Playa del Alicate 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
Place 39 of 85
At this well-equipped beach you can switch off and forget your day-to-day stress.
Family: 9/10 points
Place 37 of 85
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: 1/10 points
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There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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5/10
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5/10
Beauty
5/10
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5/10
Exclusivity
2/10
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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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< 14 Years
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South Beach Marbella

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks, Sun-loungers

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: High

Clientel: Normal

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Hipopotamos Beach

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: Normal

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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks, Sun-loungers

    Price level: Upscale

    Exclusivity: High

    Clientel: Normal

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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Upscale

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

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geo coordinates: 36.49964, -4.820256
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