Beachfront living in Marbella

Louise Swan, December 2015 | Local News and Information

For most, even those who have never visited Spain, Marbella is synonymous with the elegant beach lifestyle: strolling along the promenade, breakfast on the terrace with a soft sea breeze in your hair, champagne beach club parties or simply sipping a cocktail while watching the sun set over the glistening Mediterranean Sea – the opportunities are endless.

It’s no surprise then that many aspire to owning a beachfront property in Marbella, especially within the area known as The Golden Mile, where the most prestigious and sought after properties are located.

The Golden Mile stretches from Puerto Banús towards the centre of Marbella, passing the iconic Marbella Club and Puente Romano hotels as well as the palace of Saudi Arabia’s late King Fahd. Along this six-kilometre stretch are some of the most expensive beachfront mansion properties interspersed with a selection of luxury apartment complexes.

Whether you’re residing in a frontline beach apartment or a villa, the location is second to none. There is nothing better than strolling out of your home straight onto the sand or beach promenade, having a walk in the Mediterranean sunshine, splashing through the water or enjoying a fantastic sea view. You don’t even have to walk far to find a popular chiringuito beach bar or beachside restaurant, where you can pause to sample fresh fish dishes or refreshing cocktails.

Alternatively you can use the beach route to find your way into the town centre of Marbella, with its range of shops, offices, banks, restaurants and all the other amenities you would expect to find in a modern urban centre. The Old Town of Marbella holds its own particular charm and is delightful to visit with a quirky street layout and interesting shops and hidden squares (plazas). Head west if the bright lights, nightlife, fast cars, yachts and designer boutiques of Puerto Banús are more your style.

The Marbella lifestyle is very much focused on outdoor living, making the most of the superb climate and maximising quality of life and family time. There’s no easier way to achieve this than by choosing a property on the beach, or within easy walking distance of the outstanding network of beachfront promenades.

To find out how you could upgrade your lifestyle, visit our selection of beachside properties available to buy in Marbella.

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Callum Swan, Marbella luxury estate agent +34 952 81 06 08