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El Castillo Beach
Holiday Travel Guide

Give yourself lots of time to explore this gorgeous strand, which connects with the longest beach in the Fuengirola area and is overlooked by a 10th-century castle.

With its pale sand and bright blue waters, El Castillo Beach is as beautiful as any of the stunning stretches of sand that run around the coast in the Fuengirola region. Come here to enjoy the ocean in an area with excellent facilities. You will be close to many other things to do if you need to take a break from the sun in the middle of the day.

As its name suggests, El Castillo Beach is located close to a castle. The stunning Castillo de Sohail is perched in a scenic location on a hill at the opening of the Fuengirola River, less than 10 minutes’ walk from the beach. Take in beautiful views across the sand and the sea from this 10th-century relic, which has been restored to an excellent condition. Find out if any events are happening at the castle, such as the popular Beer Festival or the Medieval Market.

On the beach itself, set up for the day beneath one of the thatched sun shades available for rent. Pay for access to one of the brightly colored boats that make this beach look so pretty and you can hold a lunchtime barbecue within it. Note that these boats are not for sailing; they are designed for cooking only. If you want to take to the water, simply swimming is the best way to do it. The waves are fairly gentle, and are usually safe for people of all ages.

El Castillo Beach connects to Santa Amalia Beach. Together these form part of Fuengirola’s longest ribbon of sandy coast. Arrive early in the morning to go for a peaceful walk along this beautiful stretch of sand.

The beach features excellent facilities, including showers and a wide selection of eating and drinking options within easy walking distance. Nearby attractions include the Parque de Poniente playground. Choose from many different accommodations, too.

Walk to El Castillo Beach from downtown Fuengirola in around 20 minutes. Alternatively, drive and leave your car in the parking lot next to the castle.

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Occidental Fuengirola
Occidental Fuengirola
4 out of 5
Calle Miguel Marquez, 43, Fuengirola, Malaga
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The price is €70 per night from 4 Apr to 5 Apr

Located in the heart of Fuengirola, this beach hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of El Castillo Beach, Bioparc Fuengirola and Fuengirola Beach. Los Boliches Beach ...

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Reviewed on 12 Mar 2020

Occidental Fuengirola
Nice apartment, in front of the beach.
Nice apartment, in front of the beach.
Calle Europa n9 3D (Edificio Blanco, Azul), Fuengirola, Andalusia
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Nestled on the beach, this Fuengirola apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of El Castillo Beach, Bioparc Fuengirola and Fuengirola Beach. Los Boliches Beach ...

4.2/5Very Good! (6 reviews)
Good lounge, open aspect.

"Balcony is south facing with sea to the left. Large Occidental Hotel pool below ensures it is not overlooked from nearby. Parakeets and other birds roost in nearby palms,etc. Lounge and bedrooms well equipped and of good proportions. Good sized, well equipped shower room. Separate toilet is a little ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020

Nice apartment, in front of the beach.
Hotel IPV Palace & Spa
Hotel IPV Palace & Spa
4 out of 5
Autovia A7, km 207, Fuengirola, Malaga
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Located in Fuengirola, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk and within 1 mi (2 km) of El Castillo Beach and Centro Comercial Miramar. Bioparc Fuengirola ...

4.4/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

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Reviewed on 26 Jul 2020

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Occidental Fuengirola
Occidental Fuengirola
4 out of 5
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The price is €70 per night from 4 Apr to 5 Apr
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Nice apartment, in front of the beach.
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