Fuengirola Marina: What To See & Do in The Port

Fuengirola Marina: What To See & Do in The Port

Fuengirola Marina, known by its official name – Puerto Deportivo de Fuengirola, is sharing its premises and enclosure with the fishing port and the Oceanographic Institute.

Fuengirola used to be a small fishing village before it has been developed into one of the tourist hotspots on Costa del Sol, so the marina and fishing history is very important to the city.

The history of fishing and the local fishermen are also celebrated each year in July at the Carmen de la Virgen procession when they carry the statue of Virgin Carmen, the patron of the men of the sea, through the city and then eventually to the sea.

If you’re wondering whether it’s worth having a look at the marina, this article will answer all the questions you might have!

Where is Fuengirola Marina?

Fuengirola Marina is located at Calle del Puerto, s/n, between the beaches of Playa de San Francisco and Playa Fuengirola, close to the centre of the city.

Is Fuengirola Marina Worth Visiting?

While the marina is not as impressive as the port in Puerto Banus, if you’re looking for a boat trip or a nice place for lunch, it’s certainly worth a stroll.

Especially on Sunday lunchtime when the Paseo Maritimo gets super busy and crowded, the Fuengirola Marina is a nice escape from the crowds and allows you to enjoy a lunch with a pretty view.

June in Fuengirola
Fuengirola marina in the middle of summer.

What To Do in Fuengirola Marina?

There are a few activities available in the Marina area:

  • Rent a boat from the dock
  • Have some fun with kids at Sould Park near the Marina
  • Book a glass-bottom boat trip
  • Enjoy lunch by the sea with a view of the boats
  • Watch the fish in the marina
  • Book a parasailing trip from the marina
  • Enjoy coffee in the sun in one of the restaurants facing the parking lot
  • Rent a jet ski from one of the agencies in the marina
  • Boat trip to Benalmadena Marina and back (tickets and details linked below)
  • Book sailing lessons from the Nautical Club in Fuengirola

Fishing Port of Fuengirola Marina

Part of the marina is an old fishing port which is still used today by fishermen who venture out to the sea.

You can watch their boats return late in the afternoon with a huge swarm of seagulls hovering around them, trying to grab some free snacks.

Water Sports and Boat Trips from Fuengirola Marina

Restaurants in Fuengirola Marina

There are a number of different restaurants available in the marina, most of them are facing the seaside with boats, but there are a few on the other side facing the parking lot.

Unfortunately, the quality of the restaurant options here is rather poor, having tested almost all of them, I can only recommend Kudam Berlin Restaurant, which specializes in German meat dishes, but they have a selection of fish and vegetarian options too.

It is a very popular restaurant, so if you’re planning on coming over the weekend it’s best to give them a call and book a table. Check more on this from the post linked below, including photos of the premises and their dishes.

If you would like a better culinary experience, check out my article on the best Fuengirola restaurants, updated for the 2023 season.

READ MORE: Kudam Berlin Restaurant in Fuengirola Marina

June in Fuengirola
Fuengirola Marina

Technical Info for Fuengirola Marina

  • Latitude: 36* 32’6″N – Longitude: 4*37’8″W – VHF: CH9 & 16
  • Official address: Calle del Puerto, s/n, Torre de Control., 29640 Fuengirola, Málaga
  • Berths available: 225 berths
  • Harbour Entrance width: 70m depth: 4m
  • Dry dock with crane facility for ships up to 6 tonnes and a lift service for those up to 35 tonnes.

Sould Park Near Fuengirola Marina

As you turn from Paseo Maritimo towards the Fuengirola Marina, you will see a small amusement park on your left side.

Sould Park is very popular, especially in the summer months, and attracts kids small and big. As you enter the premises, you will see a ticket booth on the left side. From there you will get a plastic card where you can charge credit, which is then used for the rides and activities in the park.

For each win in a game, you get paper tokens that can be then exchanged for small prizes. The park has a decent selection of activities and games for small and big kids, including a section with trampolines at the back.

In the summer months, the park stays open till 9am (from 5pm), so you can enjoy the activities without being in the sun.

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