Estepona Marina and Port

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Estepona’s Marina and fishing port lies around 1.5 kilometers east of the historic centre, between the town’s two best-known beaches, Playa de la Rada and Playa de Cristo.

Spread out on both sides of the Avenida del Carmen, reaching from the Plaza Marqués de Valterra in the east to the Seghers development in the west, the land rises away from the main entrance to the port, giving numerous properties in the neighbourhood good views out over the Mediterranean Sea.

With 447 berths for vessels up to 35m in length, the marina has shower and toilet facilities for those coming ashore, while electricity, water and WiFi Internet connections are available for boats in all areas of the port.

The marina and port area is not only frequented by boat owners, but boasts a varied offer of bars, cafés, international restaurants, and clubs that really bring the place to life at night, especially in the summer months.

Residents also enjoy easy access to local services, with a Supercor Express supermarket, pharmacy, and a business and Internet centre. Every Sunday morning throughout the year, the marina also plays host to a market that is popular with both locals and tourists alike.

Estepona’s town hall is located within the port area, with other local attractions, such as the bullring (Plaza de Toros), the palentology museum, and the main tourist office all just across the Avenida del Carmen.

There are also facilities for a wide range of watersports, including the Estepona Yacht Club (Real Club Naútico de Estepona), boat chartering services, and a diving centre.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Estepona’s Marina and fishing port lies 1.5 kilometres east of the historic centre, between the town’s two best-known beaches, Playa de la Rada and Playa de Cristo.The properties located there enjoy beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea and easy access to a variety of bars, cafés, restaurants and clubs.

What is Estepona Marina and Port?

The port area of Estepona is centred around the town’s bustling marina. With 447 berths for vessels up to 35m in length, the marina has the third largest capacity in the province. It has shower and toilet facilities for those coming ashore. Electricity, water, and Wi-Fi Internet connections are available for boats in all areas of the port. The marina and port boast a varied array of bars, cafés, international restaurants, and clubs that really bring the area to life at night, especially during the summer months.

What is the history of Estepona Marina and Port?

The Estepona Bay has been a major feature of life since the region’s first inhabitation during medieval times. The Romans arrived in the area a little before 200 BC. There is a theory that their fishing and agricultural centre, Silniana, may have been located in today’s Estepona. However, a seaquake knocked out the Roman town in the fourth century.
In 1342 the naval Battle of Estepona took place in the Bay of Estepona. The fleet of the Kingdom of Aragon clashed with the fleet of the Marinid Dynasty. Although the Aragonese fleet won that battle, they were later destroyed near Gibraltar. Ultimately, Henry IV of Castile captured the town from the Moors in 1457, and the San Luis castle was built for coastal defence against Berber pirates. Fishing was an important part of the life of the town. Today, the port of Estepona continues to be a working port,where fishing boats sell their catch to market.

Where is the Estepona Marina and Port area located?

The Estepona Marina and Port area is located a few minutes away from the old town centre.The town is located in the province of Malaga and is part of the autonomous community of Andalusia. Estepona boasts beautiful beaches stretching over 21 kilometres of coastline. Because of its microclimate, it enjoys more than 325 days of sunshine per year. The Estepona Marina and Port area spreads out on both sides of the Avenida del Carmen, Estepona’s main street. It reaches from the Plaza Virgen del Carmen in the east to the Seghers development in the west. From the shore, the land rises above the port, giving neighbourhood properties excellent views over the glittering Mediterranean Sea.

Is Estepona Marina and Port a good place to live?

Because most of the properties surrounding the Marina and Port are perched on the hill overlooking the Mediterranean, residents can enjoy panoramic views of the sea, beaches, and marina with its colourful boats. The marina and port boast a varied offering of bars, cafés, international restaurants, and clubs that really bring the place to life at night, especially during the summer months. Residents also enjoy easy access to local services, with a Supercor Express supermarket, pharmacy, and a business and Internet centre. Every Sunday morning throughout the year, the marina also plays host to a market that is popular with both locals and tourists alike.
Estepona’s Town Hall is currently located within the port area (although it will soon move to the town centre), with other attractions, such as the bullring, its museums, and the main tourist office all just across Avenida del Carmen.

What sports can you play in Estepona Marina and Port?

There are facilities for a wide range of water sports at the Estepona Marina and Port. These include the Estepona Yacht Club, boat chartering services, and a diving centre. Other maritime adventures include kite surfing, sailing,and scuba diving.

The town of Estepona offers many other activities and sports opportunities. See more details in our Guide to Estepona. A quick summary includes:

• Seven golf courses with clubhouse facilities, driving ranges, proshops,and golf schools to teach players of all ages. See our Guide to Estepona’s Golf Courses
• A wide range of horseback riding choices in Estepona. For starters, theCosta del Sol School of Equestrian Art is one of Spain’s biggest and best-known.
• Tennis and paddle clubs or academies.
• You can find courses in sailing,diving,and kitesurfing.

Estepona’s many municipal sports centres and members-only health clubs present a wide range of sports for experts and beginners alike. Hikers,cyclists,and horse riders will find numerous trails that ascend into the foothills and mountains of the Sierra Bermeja range. If you prefer a more exhilarating way to experience the mountains, tryrentingan open-air buggy from Buggy Tours. And no discussion of sports and outdoor activities is complete without mentioning the incredible selection of beaches. Right next to the Marina you will find the popular La Rada beach. You can read about some of the features of the 17 beaches in Estepona by checking out our Estepona Beach Guide.

Are there any good restaurants around Estepona Marina and Port?

The Marina and Port is a popular area with a lot of foot traffic and people relaxing on their boats all day – or coming in hungry from a day on the water. As a result, you can find plenty of good restaurants around the Marina. For a full sense of some of variety of great restaurants in Estepona, check out our Estepona Restaurant Guide.

What shopping is available in and around Estepona Marina and Port?

There is a Sunday morning farmer’s market in Estepona. Early every morning (6:00am) there is a wholesale fish market at the port. A wide variety of fresh fish is displayed there. The general public cannot purchase the fish on display. However,the fresh fish can later be found in local markets and restaurants. There is also a flea market in the bullring on Sunday that sells souvenirs, bags, sunglasses, clothes and shoes. The town has several specialised boutiques including a health food shop and at least two good charity shops. Art exhibitions are often held at the Casa de la Cultura.

Estepona’s up-market Mercado Gourmet de San Luis offers fine foods. The building has been transformed into a gourmet space. It features restaurants, cocktail and craft-beer bars, a café, a winery, and a relaxing terrace. You can find fresh, local produce at the Wednesday market, as well as a variety of nuts,olives,and dried fruits. There are also basic items such as cheap socks and shoes.

What is there to see and do in and around Estepona Marina and Port?

Estepona’s town hall is located within the port area, with other local attractions. These include the bullring (Plaza de Toros), the palaeontology museum, the bullfighting museum, the Museum of Image and Sound, and the main tourist office. They all lie just across the Avenida del Carmen from the marina and port. In addition, there are many wonderful activities nearby, in and around Estepona. For starters, take a tour of Estepona’s legendary Old Town. The Town Council has created thematic itineraries to help you explore it on foot. There is a sculpture route, a mural route, and a poetry route. In and around the Old Town, you will find the beautiful Plaza de las Flores and the Casa de Cultura. There are also other interesting museums such as MAD (Museo de Arte de la Diputación de Estepona). The Orchidarium is a must-see for flower lovers. For music and visual arts, don’t miss El Patio Flamenco’s concerts and classes. As well, there isthe summer open-air cinema, and the performances at the Filipe VI Auditorium. For more details, please see our Guide to Culture in Estepona.

What kind of properties can I buy in Estepona Marina and Port?

There are a variety of properties located in the Estepona Marina and Port area. Here, you will find mostly apartments, varying from the modest to the luxurious. For villas the area of Seghers offers a well-established residential area, made up of private villas and townhouses. Bordered by green space, Seghers starts at Avenida del Carmen, a short walk away from the Blue Flag Playa del Cristo beach. It then stretches up the hill to Calle del Olivo and east to Calle del Peral. The area is also home to the Babylon sports and social club and Estepona’s municipal police station. The private gated development of Belgravia Club is a frontline development in Estepona Port. It boasts panoramic views of the Mediterranean coastline and the Strait of Gibraltar. It is a short walk from the development to the popular Playa del Cristo beach. Also in the port are the four towers of Puerto Paraiso with apartments facing the sea and the complex of El Faro just to the east of the port.

To the east of the port, close to the popular Playa del Cristo are the following developments, Marina Bay which is front line overlooking the beach, El Coral and Bermeja Beach both complexes looking over the bay of Playa del Cristo, Doncella Beach and Les Rivages both gated luxury complexes situated front line beach just to the east of Playa del Cristo and finally Riviera Andaluza, a combination of townhouses and apartments overlooking the sea next to the H10 hotel. A new development, Ikkil Bay is under construction in the port on the beachfront. Facilities include 24/7 security and underground parking. There is also an indoor heated pool, fully equipped gymnasium and an infinity pool overlooking the beach. Prices in this development range from 2 million to 4 million euros.

Many factors will add value to your Estepona property, as real estate prices in Estepona consistently outpace the rest of Spain. Values held steady during the Covid pandemic that undermined prices elsewhere. Land and property taxes are reasonable, too. For more information on the property check out our Estepona Marina and Port Listings. In addition to those that we have listed, we also can show you properties listed privately, unlisted properties and those with other agents.

Is Estepona Old Town a Good Place to Retire?

Estepona offers the best of Costa del Sol living. One is never far from every kind of leisure. Connect to Spain, Europe and the world by road, rail, and air with ease.
Access EU-level medical care, including general care in town and specialist care and hospitals in nearby Marbella and Málaga. Pharmacies provide late hours and service in English. For more information see our Healthcare in Estepona Guide. Estepona enjoys excellent air quality in addition to fine views. Crime rates are low, and most properties offer state-of-the art security. The cost of living in southern Spain remains low, while the standard of living remains on par with other developed countries.
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