The European Environmental Education Foundation awards an annual prize named the Blue Flag which represents the quality of the beaches and ports that meet all environmental regulations.

Whilst most people are aware that Blue Flag certification guarantees the quality of bathing water this is only part of the criteria. At this point it is worth stressing that a Blue Flag beach is not necessarily any better than other beaches. The Blue Flag award is ideally suited to resort beaches with plenty of facilities.

The 2020 Blue Flag certificates have been just released as Spain´s beaches reopen.  Andalusia gains more blue flags for its beaches than anywhere in Spain at 2020 awards.  A total of 28 beaches have been awarded the gold standard for cleanliness and quality of facilities.

The winner beaches across Marbella are Casablanca, El Cable, El Faro, Puerto Banus -Levante and Guadalmina and across Estepona are Arroyo Vaquero and El Cristo.

If you’re thinking about some days of sun and sand, choose Marbella or Estepona and stay in our holiday homes which are located next to these Blue Flag beaches where you can enjoy the sea with all its benefits.


Check out which are the nearest Blue Flag beaches from our holiday accommodations.


  1. Casablanca Beach  Undoubtedly one of the best beaches on Marbella’s prestigious Golden Mile.

We offer a selection of quality holiday 4- and 5-bedrooms houses with sea views in popular community Marbellamar only a step away from this lovely Casablanca beach.


  1. Puerto Banus – Levante Beach This beach is over 1km long with a width of 50m and boasts fine sand.

Our fabulous and newly reformed 2-bedroom apartment adjacent to the Benabola Hotel in Puerto Banus with stunning views over the harbour towards the Mediterranean and is in the very centre of the port is only 5 minutes away from this Blue Flag Award Beach.


  1. Estepona – El Cristo Beach This is a small bay with lovely sand just west of the marina and is very popular with families.

The four-bedroom property has been completely renovated reflecting a stylish and modern stile yet retaining the traditional Andalusian décor a short walk away is the famous Laguna Village, a stylish leisure centre on the sandy beach of Estepona with easy and direct road access. This country house is located only 5 minutes away by car from this fabulous beach.