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La Reserva de Marbella Beach

Updated: Sep 1, 2019

Okay, got to be clear here: there is no beach located at La Reserva de Marbella and it does not have a beach to call its own. However, the Las Chapas district beaches are within a 5 minute drive away, walking distance for many, and they really are some of the best sands in all of Marbella.


Cabopino Beach.

The nearest beach to La Reserva de Marbella is at Cabopino, just a 4 minute drive eastwards from the VIME hotel and urbanisations of Amatista and Jade. Even from the furthest point of Urb. La Reserva de Marbella Fase II at Manzana 5 and Manzana 6 communities, Cabopino beach can be reached within a 9 minute car ride, according to Google maps.


Cabopino Beach is the closest beach to La Reserva de Marbella

Cabopino beach, or Playa de Cabopino, offers something for everyone, has plenty of manned car parking and is regularly regarded as one of Marbella's best beaches. With exceptionally clean and shallow waters, fine golden sands and plenty of amenities to keep the whole family entertained, it's a big attraction to residents of La Reserva de Marbella and beyond. At 1500m long and 25m wide, the beach is large and incorporates Playa Artola, a protected zone of sandy dunes to the west, so it is always possible to find a nice space even in the peak weeks of summer.


The sand dunes at Playa Artola have recently benefited from the completion of 'the boardwalk', a wooden walkway that meanders through the dunes from the car parks to the sea to enable an ease of access to all. Part of Playa Artola is a designated 'clothing optional' zone, which can bring an element of surprise to unknowing visitors!


Cabopino also has a picturesque marina Puerto de Cabopino. With a wealth of bars and restaurants at the water's edge, the exclusive yachts and boats in the marina make for a perfect backdrop for breakfast, lunch or dinner.


Cabopino Marina with restaurants in the background

The beach has a number of beach bars, or chiringuitos, dotted along the shore, the most popular being Andy's Beach. With its relaxed atmosphere and good food menu of local and international dishes at great prices, this child-friendly beach bar is a big attraction and a great setting for wiling away the hours on sunny days throughout the year. Andy's Beach is genuinely one of the main reasons for many La Reserva de Marbella property owners when it comes to choosing to buy a holiday home here.


Elviria Beach.

To the west of La Reserva de Marbella is the district of Elviria. We will be blogging about the shops, bars and restaurants of Elviria in future posts, but for this post we will be focusing on the beaches.


Like Cabopino in the opposite direction, Elviria beaches are also within a 5 minute drive of lower La Reserva and are of the same fine and golden sands. Despite many of the original natural dunes having long been lost to residential developments and hotels, the beach remains lengthy and wide to offer sunbathers plenty of space.


Elviria beach at Las Chapas, just minutes from La Reserva de Marbella.

Perfect for sunbathers in summer and walkers in winter, and with the shallow clear waters lapping at the shoreline, Golden beach at Elviria is very popular with locals and visitors all year round.


Elviria beach at Las Chapas, views west towards Gibraltar.


Nikki Beach.

As one of the most iconic beach clubs in Spain, Nikki Beach needs little introduction. Known around the world for its prestige, its champagne parties and its high-roller patrons, Nikki Beach is the beach club at the foot of the 5 star Don Carlos Hotel, Elviria.


Nikki Beach thrives on its exclusive reputation of being a beach venue for the rich and famous, plus those of us who wish we were! Exclusivity can come with a hefty price tag though, with sunbed rental at hundreds of euros per day and magnums of champagne costing thousands more, it's not a first choice destination for everyone. But, with first class qualities and service throughout, a spectacular setting on the golden sands overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the opportunity to spot a celebrity or two, it remains a summer crowd-puller and offers a very memorable day/night out for all that attend.



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