If you like the beach, but not walking on the sand, then the long stretches of wooden boardwalk in Marbella are a great attraction allowing you to appreciate the town’s beautiful Mediterranean beaches and benefit from the bracing sea air without having to get sand between your toes.

With some 27 kilometres of coastline, the beach is one of Marbella’s main attractions for residents and visitors alike, and soon it will be possible to walk this in one long stretch…

As part of a major initiative to add a new twist to enjoying life by the beach in Málaga province, the wooden boardwalk, coastal path or “senda litoral” will eventually link 14 coastal districts, over some 160 kilometres – that’s the whole of Malaga’s coastline stretching from Nerja, east of Málaga city to Manilva, at the western extreme of the province bordering neighbouring province Cádiz.

Connecting up existing stretches of promenade, bridges and walkways, the path offers the perfect way to appreciate this beautiful stretch of the Mediterranean, while walking, jogging, cycling (N.B. Do check signage for restrictions) or simply strolling along with friends and family and has opened up a whole new landscape and way of appreciating the coast’s beaches.

Breathing new life into lesser known parts of the coast, the coastal pathway is great for appreciating the local birdlife, is environmentally friendly, and gives you the chance to leave the car behind and get out walking to visit harbours, ports, beaches and watchtowers – as well as stopping off at bars, restaurants and “chiringuitos” along the way.

Marbella’s boardwalk connects Puerto Banús to the Golden Mile, and with work currently underway on the eastern boardwalk from Las Chapas to Río Real, the town’s wooden walkway will soon be complete, all the way from the port of Cabopino, taking in the beautiful beaches and beach clubs of Elviria and El Rosario, the popular beaches of Marbella town centre, the Puerto Deportivo leisure port, the smart beaches and beach clubs of the Golden Mile, world renowned luxury leisure port Puerto Banús, and onto the beaches of residential Guadalmina to the west.

With Spring around the corner, now is the time to get out there and join the strolling families, joggers, cyclists and amblers and hit that boardwalk! It’s literally a breath of fresh air!

Written by Louise Cook-Edwards

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