Playa El Ancón
Just a few kilometres from the town centre of Marbella on the Costa del Sol lies Playa El Ancón. For sports enthusiasts there's heaps to do. The palm-fringed promenade gives you the choice of jogging, cycling or using the outdoor fitness trail. If you like to take things a bit more quietly, however, that's perfectly in order here, as the beach is never really full, so you'll have plenty of space to relax.

Playa El Ancón - extensive but narrow sandy beach with a promenade, for relaxation and sports fans

Playa El Ancón on the Costa del Sol is situated in a development that goes by the same name, a few kilometres from the town centre of Marbella. It is slightly over a kilometre long and is quite narrow at most points.

The Paseo Maritime, a beach promenade well suited to sporting activities, runs the whole length of the beach. Here you'll encounter lots of joggers, cyclists and other people using various lightweight means of transport. There's a fitness trail here too, where you can flex your muscles in the fresh air.

But action is the order of the day in the water as well as on land. The water sports operator will rent you a small catamaran, a kayak or a stand up paddle board. If you fancy it, they'll even fetch the banana boat or sofa boat from the neighbouring beach, so that you can be towed across the water and test your strength like that. It looks quite straightforward, but it's actually really hard work holding on so that you don't get thrown off.

For everyone else the name of the game is: relax! As this beach is never really full, which may well have something to do with the less than ideal parking situation, you'll have plenty of space and can relax in peace and quiet. At the best-known beach bar in the area, Victor’s Beach, you can indulge in cooling drinks with a choice of delicious local cuisine or international dishes – it's up to you! During the daytime you can enjoy the view of the sea and the easy-going atmosphere, and when evening comes you can dance the night away at one of the regular parties.


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Our rating
  • Relaxation
    7/10
  • Family
    5/10
  • Water sport
    1/10
  • Party
    3/10
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Playa El Ancón 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: 7/10 points
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Here you can simply relax and enjoy the pleasures of life.
Family: 5/10 points
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Even though It is not ideal here, you will still see some families around.
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
7/10
Beauty
5/10
Romance
7/10
Exclusivity
5/10
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Age and nations
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< 14 Years
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Water sports
Also available:
Canoe, Stand-up paddling, Paddle boat
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
VICTOR'S BEACH Map icon
VICTOR'S BEACH

Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Drinks, Music

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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Kailua Adventure

Gastronomy at the beach
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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  • VICTOR'S BEACH
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    Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Drinks, Music

    Price level: Upscale

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

  • Kailua Adventure
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Risks
  • Jellyfish