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El Padrón

Diputación de Málaga
Playa de El Padrón, Estepona 2

El Padrón

Blue Flag - No
Length 1000
Width 25
Occupation - Medio
Urbanization - Semiurbana
Under Surveillance - Yes

El Padron beach, just 2 kilometres from Estepona, is a favourite destination, together with La Rada beach, among visitors to the town.

El Padron beach is in an area with natural vegetation next to the mouth of the river Padron. Covered in dark sand, fishing enthusiasts will recognise the area as octopuses, a staple ingredient in the region, are found in abundance on these coasts. Thanks to its features and the services offered, the beach has repeatedly been awarded the Blue Flag, an important distinction for the beaches and guarantee of quality. 30 metres wide, it is a busy beach.

A shopping centre, containing restaurants and a variety of shops, has recently been built close to the beach.

If looking for leisure activities, the Costa del Sol Fantastic Film Festival is held in Estepona in August and September every year.



  • Suitable for disabled persons
  • Parking
  • Rental of hammocks, sun loungers and sun shades
  • Surveillance Team
  • Public showers and toilets



90 kilometres from Malaga city centre, to get to this beach take the A-7 motorway towards Marbella, crossing it and other towns including Torremolinos. Leave the A-7 at junction 153 and continue to Estepona, through which the road passes.

Once in Estepona, you are just a 12-minute drive away from a walk on the sands of El Padrón. Take the AP-7 and Mediterranean Highway (A-7) until you reach your destination.

How to get there

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