(Torremolinos, Costa del Sol, Spain)
Standing along the Costa del Sol, Torremolinos offers an exceptional shoreline, which stretches for around 7 km / 4.5 miles. Torremolinos is home to a large selection of fine, sandy beaches, many of which offer a good amenities and facilities nearby, being lined by a long and scenic promenade. Alongside the Mediterranean Sea, Torremolinos is known for its warm, clear waters, which are suitable for scuba diving and snorkelling.
Some of the most popular beaches in the Torremolinos area include Playamar Beach, Bajondillo Beach, La Carihuela Beach, Montemar Beach, El Saltillo and Los Alamos Beach, with many hotels and restaurants nearby. Torremolinos is also known for its fine sunny weather and numerous water sports, which include sailing, windsurfing and fishing.
Bajondillo Beach (Playa de Bajondillo)
Bajondillo Beach is situated in the centre of the Torremolinos coastline, close to Bajondillo. Particularly popular with locals in the area, this clean grey sandy beach stretches for more than 1,050 metres / 3,444 feet and features a play area for children, beach sunshades and hammocks, nearby showers and sports facilities, including volleyball. Bajondillo Beach is also suitable for swimming, scuba diving, snorkelling and windsurfing.
La Carihuela Beach (Playa de La Carihuela)
The perfect family beach, ideal for sunbathing and swimming, La Carihuela Beach is around 2,000 metres / 6,560 feet in length, with fine grey sand and plenty of recreational activities on offer. Suitable for windsurfing, sailing and event fishing, La Carihuela Beach features a range of amenities, with equipment and sports hire, volleyball nets, beach sunshades, showers and a nearby car park.
Los Alamos Beach (Playa de Los Alamos)
Stretching for around 900 metres / 2,950 feet, Los Alamos Beach is a popular Torremolinos beach, close to the Guadalhorce River and San Julian Beach. Offering a medium-grade of grey sand, beach sunshades and hammocks, showers, parking and calm waters, Los Alamos Beach is suitable for bathing, swimming and also windsurfing.
Montemar Beach (Playa de Montemar)
Close to the Plaza del Remo, Montemar Beach stands on the western side of Torremolinos, nearby the Hotel Aloho Puerto. With soft, fine sands and clean, calm waters, the beach is known for its fun recreational activities, which include water bikes, pedaloes and sea canoes, with rental shops nearby. The beach is sheltered by the large walls which are part of the Puerto Deportivo.
El Saltillo Beach (Playa de El Saltillo)
Lying in the heart of Torremolinos, El Saltillo Beach is a lively and well-developed beach, offering extensive facilities and amenities. One of the best beaches in the area for surfing, El Saltillo Beach is extremely popular and offers sun beds, umbrella shades, showers, nets for volleyball, playground areas for children and showers. The beach regularly contains lifeguards, with a host of restaurants, tavernas, cafés and bars nearby, often with picturesque views of the coastline.
Playamar Beach (Playa de Playamar)
A major tourist hotspot, Playamar Beach offers superb facilities and plenty of beach equipment hire. Many shops and eateries can be found close to the beachfront, together with hotels, bars and night clubs. Measuring around 1,000 metres / 3,280 feet, Playamar Beach offers fine grey sand, calm waters suitable for windsurfing, and nearby parking.
San Julian Beach (Playa de San Julian)
Situated on the outskirts of Torremolinos, alongside the Guadalhorca River, San Julian Beach is close to both the airport and a notable golf course. Although not one of the resort's best beaches, San Julian Beach is wide, long and rarely crowded, measuring around 3,500 metres / 11,480 feet. The sand here is a medium to fine grey grade.