The coastal towns of Malaga are well known for their alluring beaches. In fact, many tourists come all the way to this southern part of Spain just to enjoy the hot Mediterranean sun right in front of the Mediterranean Sea itself. San Pedro de Alcantara and its surrounding areas are home to a good number of these fantastic beaches. Here are some of them.
Playa San Pedro de Alcantara - This 1,400-meter long x 35-meter wide beach that borders the coastal part of town is one of the most frequently visited beaches in the region. It is mainly composed of a mixture of dark gravel and sand. You’ll find it easily accessible from the promenade and even has provisions for visitors with disabilities.
On the sea itself, you’ll see a number of jet skis zigzagging over the water. Some portions of the beach are lined with large exotic umbrellas topped with thatched tops. Further inland, you’ll find tall palm trees jutting skyward like sentinels on the scenic promenade.
Playa Linda Vista - Located less than a kilometer from Playa San Pedro de Alcantara, this relatively short beach spans only 650 meters. There are fewer visitors here compared to the first one we mentioned. Like the previous one, Linda Vista (if you haven’t figured out yet, “playa” is the Spanish term for “beach”) is composed mainly of dark gravel and sand.
This beach isn’t accessible from a promenade and doesn’t have provisions for disabled visitors. However, there are lots of water sport activities like windsurfing, waterbiking, and jet skiing, to name a few.
Playa Nueva Andulacia / El Duque - This 1-km long beach (it actually stretches up to 1050 km) is already situated in the highly commercialized area of Marabella. Unlike the two other places with mentioned earlier, this one is mainly composed of dark arena. Like the Playa de San Pedro de Alcantara, this place has a high visitor population.
Other beaches near the town of San Pedro de Alcantara are Casasola Beach in Estepona, Rio Verde Playa in Marbella, and Estepona Playa El Saladillo. You might also want to check out Funny Beach, a popular theme park in Marbella that’s great for family bonding.