The coastal walkway along the Marbella Golden Mile is one of the greatest pleasures of living in Marbella, especially in the winter months.
The Paseo Maritmo
This beautiful beach side walk is called the ‘Paseo Maritimo’. It links the beautiful old town centre of Marbella with the glamorous yachting marina of Puerto Banus. A great place to enjoy warm sunny winter walks, rollerblading, cycling, dining, etc.
A delight which anyone living in the more Northern parts of Europe would relish. Us locals even look forward to the winter to enjoy this great facility! Remember also the earliest it gets dark here in Marbella is around 6 pm in the midst of winter.
Starting in Marbella Old Town
A great place to start or end your walk is the charming old town centre of Marbella. A stunning place with its narrow white washed streets, boutique shops, historic buildings, pretty little squares and tapas bars.
From here you can walk through the Alameda Park with its lush gardens and palm trees. Then down the Avenida del Mar with its many superb sculptures to the Mediterranean. This is the eastern end of the Marbella Paseo Maritimo. Here you start your walk with the glistening sea to your left and a plethora of great restaurants, bars and shops to your right.
A great place to stroll, stopping as and when desired to enjoy beach side food and drinks. After a few kilometres the shops stop and they are replaced by the fine Marbella Golden Mile properties to your right. The Marbella Golden mile is possibly the most sought after location for luxury homes in the area.
The famous 5 star resort hotels of the Marbella Club and Puente Romano, with its short pier, are to the right at about the half way point of the walk.
Several famous beach side restaurants such as El Trocadero and Victor’s Beach, one of the longest established restaurants in Marbella, are great places to stop and eat.
Finishing in Puerto Banus
At the other end of the walk you reach the glamorous Puerto Banus marina. Famous for its many boutique designer brand shops, fine dining restaurants, super cars and super yachts. A superb place to sit and observe the world going by!
Fly Blue provide a regular ferry service, which runs most of the year, linking Puerto Banus and the Sports Marina of Marbella. A great way of getting back to your start point. It costs about €8.50 one way at the time of writing.
How long is the Marbella Golden Mile Walk?
According to Google Maps the distance from the Sports Port in the centre of Marbella to Puerto Banus is 7.1km (4.4 miles) and takes 1 hour and 26 minutes.
Enjoy the walk and then find you dream Spanish property on the Marbella Golden Mile!
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