Fuengirola is the place to come for family fun on the beach. With seven kilometres of sandy beach there is plenty here to keep the whole family happy for hours. All along the promenade on the seafront you will find places where you can hire water sports equipment and buy buckets, spades, masks and snorkels. Hotels and apartments line the beachfront and are prime accommodation options for the holidaymaker looking to enjoy some serious fun in the sun.
As you walk along the beach, you will stumble upon plenty of chiringuitos, the Spanish beach bars, where you can sit and enjoy excellent fresh fish for a reasonable price. You can find British, Chinese and Italian restaurants too if more international cuisine is what you are after. In the high season, you can hire sunbeds and parasols for around 8 euros (2 beds and 1 parasol) and of course, if you want to have a go at water skiing, hire a pedal boat or take a jet ski out, there are plenty of opportunities too.
Here is our lowdown on the sections of beach in Fuengirola.
Right at the far end of Fuengirola is the stunning Beatriz Palace Spa Hotel with its own private beach bar located on the beach of El Ejido. As you approach this beach, a favourite with locals, you get a great view of the suspension bridge spanning the river. Because the beach is the furthest from the main town it is usually less crowded than the others, and because of its famous castle and fortifications there has been restricted building in the area, meaning no high-rise blocks towering over you. There are some charming little beach bars and restaurants and of course you could always treat yourself to lunch at the Beatriz Palace Spa Hotel.
One of the area’s most popular beaches, this one can get busy in summer. The beach facilities are well set up for crowds though and there are plenty of showers, beach beds, children’s areas and water sports. Awarded a blue flag status, this beach has clean water, soft sand and is very carefully maintained. Los Boliches has one of the widest areas of beach and there is good access to the water on strips of wooden decking that take you right to the edge. This is especially useful when the sand is boiling hot! A great beach for families, Los Boliches also has a Red Cross Lifesaving point. A word of advice though – get here early if you are driving, as the car park gets very busy.
Nestled between San Francisco and Los Boliches beach the Fuengirola Port is buzzing with local fishermen going about their daily business. It is also a haven for sailing enthusiasts who mill about with their boats at the modern part of the marina. There are plenty of fabulous restaurants here as well as upmarket bars and clubs, making it a fun place for a night out.
How to Get There
We at Shuttle Direct want to help you get your holiday in Fuengirola off to a great start so book Malaga airport transfers with us and you will not be disappointed. Only 25km from Malaga airport we will whisk you off on either private or shared Malaga airport transfers and have you out on the beach in no time. Malaga airport has direct flights arriving from most major European destinations including Birmingham, Madrid and Paris.
Where to Stay
Vegasol-Playa – For a budget beachfront option, Vegasol-Playa is the ideal place. Only 2.5 km from the centre of town, it provides modern simple apartments with free Wi-Fi and private terrace. Most apartments have sea views and all have a combined lounge and dining area, a sofa, kitchen area and washing machine. Air conditioning and satellite TV come as standard. Close to several shops and amenities, the apartments are also only 500m from the train and bus stations.
Myramar Fuengirola – If you are looking for a mid priced accommodation option in Fuengirola, the Myramar Fuengirola is a great choice. 5 minutes walk from the beach it has a gym, sauna and hot tub available for a small additional charge. There is a heated pool indoors and an outdoor pool too. Studios and apartments have Wi-Fi, safes and satellite TV. Kitchenettes have a hob, fridge and microwave. Well set up for children, this hotel has a pool for kids and a playground as well as daily activities such as mini golf on offer in the summer. Complete with a good restaurant serving Andalucían specialities, a pool bar and breakfast buffet, this hotel has all you need and more.
Casa Consistorial – If you want to splash out a bit when on holiday in Fuengirola, then Casa Consistorial with its rooftop terrace and pool is a lovely option. With Wi-Fi in every room, air-conditioning and heating too, this hotel is a beautiful 19th century building in the heart of the historic town centre. Flat screen TV, minibar and safe are available in all rooms as well as en suite facilities with complimentary toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. There is a beautiful restaurant with an open fireplace, as well as a sauna and massage service.