Playa Berengueles
La Herradura

Scuba From Playa Berengueles

Playa Berengueles

Located between the Marina del Este and the Punta de la Mona is Playa Berengueles. This is the most convenient beach for those staying around the Marina del Este area or at the Best Alcázar Hotel.

It's just a 3-4 minute walk for anyone staying inside the marina and a quick shuttle ride down from the hotel.

Playa Berengueles is a Beautiful Protected Cove!

This gorgeous 100-meter cove is flanked on one side by a large rock jutting out of the sea and on the other by the tip of the Punta de la Mona point. This allows for much needed protection from the strong winds coming out of Malaga. As a result the waves are small and the surf is calm and inviting.

Beautiful sailboats and yachts can usually be seen resting within its waters in June and August.

Playa Berengueles

Playa Berengueles is a TOP Scuba Diving Beach in Spain!

Playa Berengueles is a sandy, family-oriented beach with many sports activities available. It’s especially an extremely popular meeting point for scuba divers during the summer months.

Just around the corner in the Marina you can find several scuba companies that will provide you with equipment and training.


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There are also small boat rentals right on the beach for exploring around the points and larger boat rentals located in the marina.

Check out: There are several other scuba diving / boating options in the Marina del Este...

Playa Berengueles - Where to Eat?

If you are feeling hungry or thirsty a restaurant / open beach bar can be found on the eastern end of the beach.


Marina Playa Beach Club
Marina Playa Beach Club - Sitting right on Playa Berengueles with beautiful views of Almunecar in the distance. This is a very simple beach hut serving typical Andalucian dishes.

- Reservations are recommended during the summer. Phone: +34 958 82 75 25

Check out: There are several other good restaurants in the Marina del Este itself...

Playa Berengueles - Recommended Beach Hotels

Hotel Best Alcazar (shuttle that runs to and from the beach -- also runs to the Playa La Herradura beach).

Check out: There are also villas available for rental in the Marina del Este...

Playa Berengueles

For fun: Take a walk on the stone path over to the Marina del Este for lunch; eat outside along the open patios, walk through the art galleries and take a peek at some of the high-end yachts. Take some bread with you; the children will enjoy feeding the fish.

Playa Berengueles Info

Type: Water Sports Beach
Length: 100 Meters
Surface Area: 2,100 m2
Max Capacity: 420 users
Sand Type: Coarse sand and pebbles
Facilities: Parking, Restaurant and Bars
Access: Via the road to the Marina del Este through the Punta de la Mona

Getting There

The easiest way to find Playa Berengueles (and the marina itself) is off of the old N-340 going towards Almunecar.

Just before the tunnel there is a small curvy road on your right. Follow this road until you see the iron statue of the black and red flower (representing the Punta de la Mona Urbanization) and go just to the right of it.

Follow this pine-tree lined road (with beautiful views of the bay below) until it stops, take a left. You will reach an area that opens up with a tree filled island in the middle and the Best Alcazar Hotel on your left, contiune going straight and up to your right.

Follow this road all the way down to the bottom and you will find the beach to the right and the marina further up on the left.

Playa Berengueles
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