Marbella beach bars are legendary, and some of the top chiringuitos include: El Fuerte Beach Club, just in front of the grand hotel of the same name, La Pesquera, serving fantastic fresh fish and seafood, El Sombrero, Marbella, Nikki Beach, with its fabulous food and live music, Victor´s Beach Bar, between Puerto Banus and Marbella, serving legendary ribs and fish and Sardinales, to the west of Marbella in Urb. El Rosario, which is right next to Antonio Banderas´s beautiful villa on the beach.
But if you fancy a day out, and want to sample some of the beach bars just east of Marbella, take a look at the following:
The Triana Beach Bar Las Chapas Beach
Travelling from Marbella, exit the A7 at Las Chapas, just after Elviria sign, and head down to the beach. Turn left and the Triana is the last beach bar along this strip on the right hand side, and offers fantastic views of the Mediterranean. Sitting above the beach on the spacious terrace, visitors can enjoy one of the best locations in the Marbella area. If you enjoy a good paella, this is the place to order it. Plump, juicy prawns, enormous mussels and delicious fresh fish dishes are offered, along with excellent rice and egg dishes. If you want to mix and match, try the boquerones, fried squid and Spanish omelette. They also make an excellent jug of sangria, and it won´t cost you a fortune! The Triana is a family run business with friendly service, good prices and excellent food in a beautiful setting. The salads are good too, and there are plenty of vegetarian options.
Chiringuito La Lonja Puerto Cabopino
From Marbella, take the direction of Malaga, pass the signs for Elviria and Las Chapas and exit where you see the sign for Cabopino. At the roundabout head downhill and first right to the beach car park (on the dunes). You can stroll down to the right from here to Chiringuito La Lonja, located on the sand. Try the prawns pil-pil, the rosada or the squid, and enjoy one of the best beaches in southern Spain. Cabopino Beach is known throughout the region for its sheltered cove, nude sunbathing (200 metres from the main beach), and its sandy shoreline. La Lonja also offers great meals for the kids, including: pizzas, pasta and a range of snacks, burgers and sandwiches. Water sports are available in the marina, and there are plenty of things to see and do in the port area. It is worth taking stroll around the port, and relaxing in one of the waterside bars for a coffee after lunch.
Royal Beach Bar Calahonda
From Cabopino, head east in the direction of Malaga and exit the A7 at the first Calahonda sign (where you see a Mcdonalds Restaurant). At the roundabout head immediately right (first exit) and park in the car park on the seafront. Royal Beach is here, and the terraces and decking look directly over the sea. This interesting beach bar has several different levels to the terracing, and whether you want an intimate meal or a large table with friends, you will be impressed with the layout. Offering excellent prawns, seafood, fish, salads and paella, the Royal Beach Bar is one of the most popular places to eat in Calahonda, and whether you fancy a snack or a starter, such as avocado and prawns, goat´s cheese salad or mixed pepper salad, or you want to go the whole hog, there is something to suit all tastes and budgets at Royal Beach.