Mistral Beach

Address: Carretera de Cádiz KM 174, Playa del Rodeo, Marbella, Spain

- Free


Cool, young families flock here for the beach bar and watersports.

This is my favourite beach in Marbella if I want a fun-filled afternoon without a hint of pretension. For me, it has it all: a large bamboo-framed restaurant and bar right on the sand, comfy sun loungers on the edge of the water and a watersports base if you fancy a bit of banana-boating or jet-skiing.

Value for money

Price advice

A sunbed and umbrella for the day will cost six euros. Lunch works out to be on average 20 euros a head.

Expert tips

Park up the lane from the beach on a piece of converted wasteland. For one euro, a man, authorised by the Town Hall, will look after your car until you come back.

It gets very busy in August so get there early if you’d like a sun lounger, or call the restaurant and book some. Alternatively, lay your towel out and have a picnic.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Sporty types
  • Relaxation
  • Trendiness
  • Chilling out