Marbella’s 17-mile stretch along the Andalucía coastline is divided into 24 beaches. The best are to the east of town, between Nikki Beach and La Cabane clubs. Costa Bella and El Alicate are popular favourites for their languid golden sands and all the amenities you could hope for, with long walks, beach bars, clubs and restaurants dotted along the way. For a cool and laid-back vibe, try Bounty Beach where chilled-out music blends with the sound of the lapping waves and volleyball-playing locals add to the atmosphere. If you plan to plush things up for a day, then the aforementioned Nikki Beach and La Cabane clubs are not be overlooked, along with Ocean Club Marbella and Beach Club Estrella del Mar.