Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol is famous for its 5 km stretch of sandy, well-kept beaches, running from the Sohail Castle all the way through to Torreblanca.
Relatively empty out of season but packed in summer, the beaches curve along the coastline with many restaurants, bars and chiringuitos (beach cafes) to choose from.
A beach promenade (Paseo Maritimo Rey de España) runs the full length, giving opportunities for strolling, jogging, power walking or just for simply walking the dogs in the fresh sea air.
Starting at the Sohail Castle end of the beach, the Beatriz Palace Hotel and Spa sits in splendour with its own little private stretch of beach. While this hotel is luxurious and thus a tad expensive, there are several hotels along the beachfront to choose from that are suitable for all budgets. A couple of blocks inland from the beach, you will also find affordable and clean hostels.
Along the way, you will pass the port of Fuengirola, which is a combined traditional fishing port and leisure marina, offering boat cruises, fishing expeditions and many restaurants and bars. The port will be covered in more detail in a future report.
When thinking of the Mediterranean, most people think of sunshine, blue skies and calm waters, but the weather does vary. Sometimes a heavy sea mist rolls in - which doesn't deter people from visiting the beach!
With beaches for all seasons, Fuengirola is a modern seaside town worth visiting. Around a 30-minute drive or train ride from Malaga and the airport, the town is conveniently placed for a seaside vacation or holiday.
See you on the beach!
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