All around the area there are a stunning selection of beaches to enjoy!
Named after a small river nearby, Playa Guadalquiton is a 5km stretch of secluded beach, located in front of a private estate between Sotogrande and Alcaidesa. This untouched isolated spot has been labelled one of the quietest in Andalucía. Foot access to this beach can be found from Playa Torrecarbonera to the west and Playa Sotogrande to the east. If you like to kick back and enjoy the Mediterranean sun and sea in privacy, then this is the spot for you.
Previously named Borondo, this 2km beach is one of the most unique in the area. Located in front of the Sotogrande estate, this expanse of naturalness is particularly special because of its 360 panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Guadiaro river estuary, a natural protected area with an abundance of wildlife. Vehicle access can be found on the road that runs through Paseo del Parque to the west of the urbanization (36.27284, - 5.283608). Parking can be difficult during summer, especially on the weekend, so make sure you plan to get there early on those days. The Sotogrande Beach Club fronts this beach (daily, weekly and monthly memberships available). Foot access to this beach can be found through the urbanisation and on the path from the road.
PLAYA PASEO DEL MAR
If you want a beach with a great atmosphere and great facilities, Playa Paseo del Mar is the place to be. This 1km stretch can be found between the mouth of the Sotogrande Marina and the Guadiaro River. With 2 chiringuitos (beach bars), including Gigi’s beach, this beach is the perfect summer hotspot. The beach fronts the Paseo del Mar section of the urbanizations and the Octogono beach club (daily memberships available). Parking can be difficult here during the summer, especially in the early afternoons. Facilities include a shower, public toilets, lifeguard huts and a water sports centre (36.288235, - 5.274146). During the summer there is a free water taxi that takes visitors to the beach from the Ke Bar in the Port and vice versa (accepts donations).
This water taxi operates between 11:30 to 15:00 and 16:00 to 19:00 Mondays to Saturdays.
Also known as Playa de Conchas, Torreguadiaro Beach lies between the village of Torreguadiaro and Sotogrande port. It is a relatively small beach, approximately 1.3 km long, but it is very popular with both visitors and locals. Generally considered the main beach in Sotogrande, the multiple chiringuitos including Chambao and Bahia Limon, are prime attractions both in the day and at night, making it a perfect spot for all ages. Parking via the Marina is often limited, and the best vehicle access can be found from the old N30a west of the village at km 134, with a tarmac car park (36.297712, - 5.271978) near the 16th-century watchtower (Torre Vigias). The chiringuitos, sunbeds, showers and lifeguard posts are in the east towards the village end of the beach. However, access from the west Sotogrande Marina can be found with steps over the retaining wall.
Considered the most untouched beach in Sotogrande, the Small Cove to the east of Torreguadiaro, near the Milla de Plata hotel, is the perfect secret spot for anyone searching for a quiet haven. Surrounded by rock formations ideal for snorkelling, this blissful small beach is very stripped back with only trees behind the beach to offer shade. Some parking is available via the hotel (36.306013, - 5.262344) and a steep path leads down to the Cove. This beach is surprisingly quiet even in the summer, likely due to its lack of facilities. However, it’s the perfect location for someone looking for a pure all-natural trip to the beach. While you visit this beach be sure to check out the old Guardia Civil barracks ruins on the headland above (East side).