Beaches – Playa Nueva Andalucía  

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Lazy summer days in Andalucia © Michelle Chaplow
Lazy summer days in Andalucia © Michelle Chaplow
Playa Nueva Andalucia near Mistral Beach Bar
Playa Nueva Andalucia near Mistral Beach Bar.

Playa de Cortijo Blanco lies to the west.


Playa Nueva Andalucia is the name of the length of a number of diverse small connected beaches facing the area known as Nueva Andalucia,  and just west of popular celebrity hauntPuerto Banus and up to the Guadaiza river.

At the west is a small quiet beach infront of the Ventura de Mar urbanisation.  This is where the Marbella seafront promenade ends. You can continue to walk along the beach and cross the Guadaiza river in the summer  to reach the seafront promenade of San Pedro.   Ventura del Mar beach is accessed by a wooden board walk in front of Malibu Urbanisation built on the site of the famous “Casa Malibu” where the Marbella Jet Set held parties in the 60’s and later became the home of Sean Connery.

The main section of beach is known as ‘Los Espigones’ or breakwaters due to the several breakwaters that have made somoe pleasant coves. It is very busy here in summer, parking is almost imposible. This beach is very popular with younger people as it is where you will find La Sala Beach Club (previously Buddha Beach Club) favourite of celebrities including TOWIE´s Ellie Redman.

This beach attracts glitz and glamour and you might to spot a celebrity or two in the summer months.

Playa Neuva Andalcia in Summer.
Playa Neuva Andalcia in Summer.

Access by road is from the A7 is a road called ‘Urb EL Rodeo’ but parking near the beach is very dificult. The road connects to the Urbanisations to the west where there will be parking. The construction of the sea fron promenade for pedestrians only has denied vehicle access to this section of beach.

At the end of ‘Urb El Rodeo’ is the popular “Mistral Beach” beach bar. This was the first beach bar in Marbella to have a web camera in 1999 but it was removed after a season as the guests complained. Next door and within in the urbanisation was the popular “Babaloo Beach Club” which is now closed. More traditional beach bars located on the beach here here are called Los Espigones (established 1982 )and the slightly tropical Pedro’s Beach.

On the land side of the promenade the facilities of Hotel Guadalpin Banus can be enjoyed and these include a Champagne bar further along  and also the very white Blue Ray Beach Club.

Hollywood watersports is found here here and the yellow buoys indicate the section of shore dedicated to access for motor sports.

Playa Nueva Andalucia is often awarded the Blue Flag award for its high standards of cleanliness and great facilities.

The east end of Playa Nueva Andalucia is the most crowded at it runs right up to the Puerto Banus harbour. Near here you can see the large public swimming pool which was abandoned for many years before becoming the successful Ocean Beach Club.

Playa Puerto Banus is the beach to the east, on the other side of Puerto Banus Marina.