Fuengirola Marina, S Spain, 36°32.464N 4°37.007W (July 2011)

To the NE of the entrance to the marina, which itself is open to the NE, is an espigón, a semi submerged jetty, marked at the end by a pole beacon, but there is plenty of room before that. There are some red and green buoys in the entrance. Entering probably difficult in a strong E'ly. The fuel pontoon is immediately to the right and the one beyond that is the reception pontoon. In the Mediterranean pilot no mention was made of a VHF channel, so we didn't call ahead, but we saw the marineros equipped with VHFs, on channel 9. The office is on the first floor in the tower at the end of first pontoon, where they will tell you which berth to go. English spoken. A marinero will assist you to the bow/stern-to moorings on concrete quays with mooring lines. Some tide is noticeable. Not a great deal of space to manoeuvre between the pontoons.


Free wifi, the office will give you the code.

There is one washing machine in the shower block, don't know the price.

For shopping you best go out at the left exit of the marina and once on the road that goes along the seafront you go into the street straight across. At the second crossing is the bus station and at the next one, which is a roundabout, is the train station (underground), an indoor fresh food market, a Super Sol and behind that a Mercadona.

There are some chandlers in the marina area, but we have not used them.

Neither do we know anything about the shipyard, except that we have seen a travellift.


The marina could possibly be used for overwintering. We saw some big satellite dishes fixed to the quay so there might be liveaboards. We experienced some swell with E winds, but the real winterstorms come from the SW. It is situated rather near the Strait of Gibraltar, so the weather will not be as nice as further E along the Costa del Sol.

Security okay with locked gates to the pontoon. The last pontoon is also used by the ferry to Benalmadena, but then there is always a marinero to guide the people along.

There are lots of bars and restaurants along the waterfront, but none noisy.

The town is very Spanish despite the enormous amount of tourists and it looks like it will be lively also in winter. Many opportunities for bus or train trips. For some kind of sailors it might be attractive that Fuengirola is near to the Málaga airfield.


Prices rather high, also for wintering because their winter rates are only for 6 months. The previous time we were there they charged us for a 12x4m berth, but this time for a 15x4.5m berth. This is one of the marinas where they let you pay the G5 tax separately, about € 0,05 per square metre, and IVA on top of that. (Tax on tax, but try to explain that in Spanish).

http://www.fuengirola.org/ click Puerto Deportivo (bottom left) and then Tarifa Puerto Deportivo (bottom middle of page).


Good anchorage for shallow draught boats just outside the marina entrance.