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Playa de Cortijo Blanco

San Pedro Alcántara, Costa del Sol

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors
Playa de Cortijo Blanco is one of the beaches on the Costa del Sol that lies along the western suburbs of Marbella. The ambience here is idyllic and charming. Numerous palm trees provide shade and enhance the visual appearance along the well-kept promenade, on a strip of green behind it and directly on the sand. Lavishly furnished chiringuitos offer sophisticated drinks and dishes, lots of outdoor space and, in some places, sun beds by their own pool. Even in the height of summer it never gets ultra-crowded on the large area of fine sand. In the evenings a well-known beach club in the western section of the beach, which is also known as San Pedro, transforms Playa de Cortijo Blanco into a party hotspot.

Playa de Cortijo Blanco - well-kept sandy beach with lots of palms and beach clubs

Playa de Cortijo Blanco lies in one of the western suburbs of Marbella, near the well-known marina, Puerto Banús. It is situated in the Spanish region of Andalusia on the Mediterranean coast, the Costa del Sol. Playa de Cortijo Blanco is around 1.5 kilometres long and up to 60 metres wide. The surface consists of fine, grey-brown sand, which is typical of the region and is mixed with strips of pebble stones near the water.

The beach is visually attractive, very clean and well-kept. It has public toilets and showers, and lifeguards ensure safety in the water. Water sports don't play a large role here so you can swim and paddle in peace. However, it does have fitness equipment on shore for adults and play areas right on the sand for children. Loungers and sun umbrellas are spread out at quite large distances in various zones and are available to hire. Even in the height of summer it's never very crowded on the large area of sand.

Lots of palm trees grow right in the sand on Playa de Cortijo Blanco beach, forming small oases with natural shade in places. More palms grow along the long, well-kept promenade, which runs along the back of the beach, and on the strip of green that lies behind it. This is interspersed with several chiringuitos, whose seats spread to the promenade, and with beach clubs that have a lounge-like atmosphere, sun beds and their own pools. There is a chiringuito right by the beach as well, which is set out with a great deal of care and attention to detail. In the western section of the beach, also known as San Pedro, you will find Bora Bora, a particularly well-known and popular beach club, which also functions as a beach restaurant and is a party hotspot in the evenings.

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Playa de Cortijo Blanco 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: 9/10 points
Place 1 of 85
Just switch off - this beach has everything you need to relax and unwind.
Family: 8/10 points
Place 54 of 85
The beach is well-equipped, is easy to get to and is safe - an ideal beach for families.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 70 of 85
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 4/10 points
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Only moderate party action here, as not many come to this beach to party.

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Ease
7/10
Beauty
6/10
Romance
6/10
Exclusivity
4/10
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Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
El Nini Restaurante Map icon
El Nini Restaurante

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Normal

Kala Kalua Map icon
Kala Kalua

Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

www.kalakalua.com
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Bora Bora

Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Music, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

Alabardero Beach Club Marbella Map icon
Alabardero Beach Club Marbella

Offer: Sun-loungers, Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: High

Clientel: Normal

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Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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  • El Nini Restaurante
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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Normal

  • Kala Kalua
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    Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

    www.kalakalua.com
  • Bora Bora
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    Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Music, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Upscale

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

  • Alabardero Beach Club Marbella
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    Offer: Sun-loungers, Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Upscale

    Exclusivity: High

    Clientel: Normal

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Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 36.477036, -4.979915
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  • Sharp stones
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