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“Nice sandy beach” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Puerto Cabopino beach & marina

Puerto Cabopino beach & marina
Cabopino | Sitio de Calahonda,, 29649 Sitio de Calahonda, Mijas, Spain
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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“Nice sandy beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Nice sandy beach and beach bar, a little spoiled by the many African sellers of handbags, sunglasses and similar goods who are there all day and half the evening!

Visited September 2013
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“Andy's Beach - What a hidden gem !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

What a great place for all the family to enjoy this fantastic beach !

If you want a clean, beautiful sheltered, sandy beach, then this is the place to go !
Plenty of parking is available for a donation to the conservation area protection.
It has something for all ages, weather it's making sand castles for the younger members, or sitting at Andy's bar, for the grown ups, there's never a dull moment ! There are plenty of sun beds and umbrellas available to rent at a reasonable cost, which were essential when we visited in August, as the sand was just too hot to walk on !
The bartenders were so friendly and entertaining, and love nothing more than making you your favourite cocktail .

There are also a professional massages available, bungee trampolines, a small shop, and some fresh water showers, and very well kept, clean toilets !

A short 10 minute stroll away is the Marina, with lovely restaurants and bars, all set along the side of the large selection of Yachts and Motor Cruisers. If you continue to the end of the sea wall along the concrete road, you will normally find some of the locals fishing, and this is also a great place to have a go yourself, but be prepared to climb across the uneven rocks (not for those who are a bit nervous, or wobbly on their feet!)

As with all Spanish beaches, be prepared to be offered a wide array of goods for sale by the traveling salesmen, but to be fair, once you say that your not interested, they do listen and leave you alone.

Protected by two sea walls, the beach is beautiful and stone free, and the gentle incline is perfect for the little ones. But be aware, in certain weather conditions you can get some big powerful sets of waves !

We couldn't fault it, and I hope you get a chance to enjoy it......

Visited August 2013
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“Lovely beach and picturesque marina”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is a beautiful long sandy beach where the sea slopes gently and is fairly safe for children, although at times it does get quite wavy. Plenty of local amenities including toilet facilities and some good quality inexpensive restaurants. Beach chairs and sun shades available for about 5 Euros per person per day. Close by is the marina where you can see the yachts moored and where there are more good restaurants. Lots of free car parking available but it does get busy with locals at weekends. Best beach area along that part of the coast.

Visited September 2013
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“Always a place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Always lively whatever the time of the year. A visit to the beach and the smart next door leisure marina is a must if you are in the area. 3 beach bars, plenty of umberellas and hammocks for hire. Watersports available. Safe beach. Clear waters behind the breakwater and harbour wall. This year we noticed trampolining available and a massage gazebo. Plenty of beach salesmen. Naturist beach next door. Large car park.

Visited August 2013
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Bexley, United Kingdom
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“Nice beach (but shame about Andy's Bar)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Cabopino Beach is definitely the best one in the area, clean and good for children with gently shelving sand and fairly shallow waters with nice size waves. The harbour side restaurants all had appealing menus and we enjoyed a lovely lunch and good service at Albert's restaurant. Agree that the parking can be difficult, but worth the effort. The location and beach had a good atmosphere about it, and we returned on many days during our holiday in the area.

However, two separate visits to Andy's Beach Bar (which was recommended on this forum) were both spoilt by dreadful service. On both occasions (mid-afternoon, for late lunches), we found the eating area to be extremely busy. A lengthy wait to order drinks, and then to order food was followed on one occasion by almost an hour's wait for our food to appear, despite chasing it up several times. The waiting staff were all pre-occupied with delivering drinks and food to the tables, but seemed too busy to check on us, requiring us to flag them down as they sped past. It is both unusual and disappointing to have to beg waiting staff for service! No explanation or apology was offered for the delay in producing our food order. We also tried to access Andy's Beach WiFi several times using the password given to us, but were unable to get on it, despite rechecking the log in details with the bar staff.

We found the food at Andy's Bar to be overpriced and just average for a beach cafe, and we left both times feeling rather let down. Our experience was not enhanced by a steady steam of hawkers pestering us and other customers, and on passing the kitchen on the way to the toilets, to see a range of cooked dishes on the counter where flies were buzzing round, waiting for a waiter to deliver them to the waiting customers.

It's a shame about Andy's Bar, as this nice beach could do with a better standard of service than appears to be on offer here.

Visited August 2013
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