La Fontanilla Beach

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Avenida del Duque Ahumada, Marbella, Costa del Sol, 29600

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La Fontanilla
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By George Prior, your Marbella expert

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#5 of 5
expert-rated things to do in Marbella
Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Sporty types, No fuss, People watching, Shopping

Expert review of La Fontanilla Beach

A diverse cross section of people make this town centre beach a dynamic day out.

I love the fact that La Fontanilla is pleasantly raucous and buzzing with people of all ages and nationalities thanks to being just a minute’s walk from the main shopping street, business centre, the town’s pleasure port and countless residential buildings. Probably due to its central location, and the fact that it’s backed by a promenade lined with cafés and bars, it’s equally as popular with locals as it is with holidaymakers. It’s not unusual to see a group of lawyers who’ve just finished work and slipped into their beach attire sunbathing next to a holidaying northern European family having a go at jet-skiing.

Price advice: 

The sunbeds are five euros each and include a parasol, but of course, lying on the sand is free. The bars and restaurants vary as much in price as they do in choice.

Expert tips: 
If you’re driving, park in the underground car park, 100 metres from the beach, on Avenida del Mar - right next to the Alameda Park.
You’ll need to get there early if you want to sit on the edge of the water.

More information on La Fontanilla Beach:

Price guide:
Avenida del Duque Ahumada, Marbella, Costa del Sol, 29600
Months open:
All year round

Have you been to La Fontanilla Beach? Would you recommended it?