Handpicked by a Marbella Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Venues to Lounge in the Sunshine'.

When the sun is at its peak in high season not all of us enjoy sitting on a sunbed and soaking up the rays.  Comfy sofa areas and plenty of shade is often a blissful way to enjoy a Marbella Summer afternoon, especially if you have a cocktail in hand or maybe just a good book to read.

All of the venues we mention here allow just that and most will also allow you to order food and drinks in those areas so it is a super happy medium for those that want to feel utlra relaxed in the sunshine but avoid a more formal restaurant environment.


Dune Beach

Dune Beach is located in El Rosario, to the East of Marbella, and is open for lunch and drinks every day of the week in peak season. Formerly known as El Arenal and nestled into the picturesque dunes this is THE hidden gem for the summer season.  Brought to you by the team that also owns the iconic Ocean Club in Puerto Banus, Dune Beach has luxury lifestyle and 5-star hospitality at its core....


Ocean Club Marbella

Ocean Club Marbella will open for their 2024 summer season on 3rd May 2024 with a spectacular party and a 'dress-to-impress' dress code! Find details of all of their events on our calendar and also linked to this page. Hailed as one of Europe's largest beach-side venues, Ocean Club is set in 9000m2 of luxurious surroundings located front-line beach in the heart of Puerto Banus. T...

El Chiringuito

Boasting a winning combination of on-trend, healthy food and positive vibes, Chiringuito Puente Romano is the place to be. Mornings at this little beachfront haven are all about nourishing & health-conscious breakfasts: think of vitamin charged pure fresh juices, organic eggs, wellness lattes, nutritious breakfasts smoothies and a whole range of vegan options to suit all tastes. For alfresco ...


Ammo is a pool club located centrally on the paseo in San Pedro Alcantara so just 10 mins from Puerto Banús heading west.  The decor is modern but by using all natural materials it has a rustic, shabby chic vibe.   There is a swimming pool at the centre of the venue that has it's own little man-made beach surrounding it! Serving drinks and a selection of cold healthy snacks, ...


Barbillon lands this summer in Marbella with a new beach & pool restaurant concept.  The Madrid concept launches in Marbella in July 2023. Located just 10 mins from the Golden Mile with a space of 4000 square meters this beachfront location will enjoy stunning views and delicious gastronomy.  Barbillon has adopted an on-trend boho style decor and will be offering a varied Medit...

Playa Padre

Playa Padre opened in May 2017 in true Marbella style with guest celebrities Pamela Anderson with it's concept of Beach & Party, located in one of the most beautiful beaches in Marbella just a minute from the famous Marbella Arch!  We at My Guide Marbella are so pleased to see a beach club in this location as it has always been one of our favourite spots! We recommend booking a ta...

Nido Estepona

Stunning natural environment, located just outside the town of Estepona in Southern Spain between Marbella and Sotogrande. NIDO encompasses multiple areas, pool spaces, a beach area, a restaurant and ample open-air terraces on beautiful privileged coastline. The brand new menu honors the Mediterranean sea food, fresh plates with an original concept of KMO cuisine. NIDO merges in a gourm...

La Plage Casanis Marbella

La Plage by Casanis is part of the Casanis chain of restaurants, however, this time they venture to the beach with their fine Belgian Cuisine, funky decor and attentive service.  You can book a table in the restaurant or enjoy a beach bed and sip on a drink and have food brought to you.  We must give special mention to the cocktails here also because they really are fantastic! This mo...

Trocadero Playa

Trocadero Playa was the first in the Trocadero chain and offers a trendy chill out setting with modern twists on Spanish gastronomy directly on the beach and in the heart of Marbella.  It has a tropical vibe and the chef, Francisco Mateo's creations are held in high acclaim with locals as well as visitors.  We love it for a relaxed lunch followed by a good few cocktails! Trocadero Pla...

Trocadero Sotogrande

Traditional Mediterranean cuisine with a blend of Thai and Japanese cooking, making for a perfect combination in a luxurious setting by the sea. Trocadero has been designed to amaze you! Ideal for an unforgettable dining experience or private events. Enjoy the Spanish summer climate amongst friends and relax in a beautiful atmosphere with pools and hammocks at your disposal. The outdoor...


Bono Beach

Set in a stunning location on one of Marbella's most beautiful beaches in El Rosario with views across to Africa and Gibraltar, Bono Beach is a chilled out beach club that serves sumptuous cuisine and has a wonderfully relaxed but elegant atmosphere. Opened in 2007, Bono Beach has made a name for itself as somewhere you can go and relax with good food, chilled out tunes and well-price...

Sonora Beach

Sonora Beach is an amazingly refreshing addition to Marbella with its chilled out, laid back and funky set-up. The owners have embellished the deep wooden bohemian-style structure of the beach club with vibrant yellows, reds and purples and lush green exotic plants. The music is cool and if you've ever been to Ibiza or Tarifa then you'll know exactly what Sonora is all about. The food meets the...

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