One of the many great benefits of living on the Costa del Sol are the long stretches of beautiful beaches and being able to enjoy the Mediterranean whenever you want. The Costa del Sol has 161 kilometres of glorious coastline and a stroll along one of the beachfront promenades, lunch in one of the great beach restaurants and a day at the beach with the family is an essential element of life on the Costa del Sol.
To fully appreciate the diversity of the coastal areas here, we particularly recommend exploring the wide sandy beaches around Elviria, the lovely sandy bay in Cabopino and the stunning coves with crystal clear water around Nerja.
It’s getting easier each year to explore the coastal areas on foot or by bike with the extension of the coastal path. Recent additions include new stretches in Benalmadena, Marbella and Estepona, which have really improved access. The plan is to ultimately link Nerja to Manilva, a network of boardwalks, paths, bridges and cycle oaths which will stretch 190 kilometres.
We love enjoying the coastal paths and beaches along the Costa del Sol, where the sands are normally well looked after and regularly cleaned. However, you can notice that there is a huge amount of rubbish in the planet’s seas, which wash up on the beaches and are a serious threat to the ocean wildlife. This is something we want to reduce and help the area’s beaches and sea to be even better.
To help combat the problem and support important research into the amount of rubbish and plastic in our oceans, there is a global event called the International Coastal Cleanup taking place on Saturday 6th May. Our partner Novasol is organising events across many different countries and HomeRentalontheWeb are helping them to get as many people as possible to support the campaign.
If you love the Costa del Sol and are as passionate as we are about protecting the oceans and wildlife and cleaning up our beaches, please come and join us at Playa del la Malagueta, by the Paseo de Matias Prats in Malaga from 10.30am on Saturday 6th May. Volunteers will be provided with gloves, bags and a notepad to list and identify the type of waste found on the beach and it will be a great way to protect our seas and raise awareness about the growing problem of rubbish and waste polluting our beaches and the sea.
We hope to see you there, please come and say hello!