Are you planning a summer trip to Marbella?
If you’re wondering what to wear in Marbella in June, what to pack, and how people dress in the summer, this article will answer all the questions you might have.
I’ve been living next to Marbella since 2020, so I’m pretty familiar with what the summer on Costa del Sol looks like, what weather you can expect, and what’s best to pack in your luggage.
Let’s dive right in!
Weather in Marbella in June
June in Marbella is pretty much the start of summer, so expect some lovely warm days.
The temperatures usually hover around 20-28°C (68-82°F). It’s sunny and pleasant, but not too hot like in the peak summer months. Evenings can be a bit cooler, especially near the beach, so a light jacket or sweater might come in handy.
Rain is pretty much unheard of at this time of the year, and you won’t encounter strong winds either. The only issue might be humidity which could be high on some days.
Your main worry should be sun protection, and we will cover that below.
What to Wear in Marbella in June
Think summer chic. Light, breathable fabrics like cotton or linen are perfect.
For ladies, flowy dresses, skirts, and shorts paired with cute tops are great for exploring the town or having a leisurely lunch. Guys can go for shorts, lightweight chinos, polo shirts or casual t-shirts. Sandals or comfortable sneakers are ideal for walking around.
What about shoes?
Comfortable walking shoes for daytime exploring, sandals or flip-flops for the beach, and something a bit nicer for evenings.
Marbella has a chic, upscale vibe, especially at night. Ladies, a nice dress or elegant separates will fit right in. Guys think smart-casual – a pair of nice trousers with a polo or a light shirt. Some restaurants and clubs have dress codes, so it’s good to be a bit dressier in the evenings.
Swimsuits are a must, obviously! A stylish cover-up or a sarong for the ladies and a pair of swim shorts for the gents. Don’t forget your sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat for that extra protection and flair.
Packing Tips for June in Marbella
The sun in Marbella can be quite strong, especially in June. Here are some sun safety tips:
- Sunscreen: An absolute must. Go for SPF 30 or higher and reapply every two hours, or more if you’re swimming or sweating.
- Hats and Sunglasses: A wide-brimmed hat and UV-protected sunglasses will keep you stylish and safe.
- Stay Hydrated: Keep a water bottle with you and drink regularly.
- Seek Shade: Especially during the midday hours when the sun is strongest.
In addition to the above, you might want to also pack:
- Lighter Jacket for cooler nights, especially if you’re visiting at the beginning of the month
- Power adaptor – Spain uses the standard European socket (F), so an adaptor will be handy
- Charging bank for your phone, so you don’t run out of battery when you’re exploring outside of the city
Navigating Marbella in June
Now that your bags are packed, here are some ways you can make the most out of your time in Marbella in the summer!
- Discover the Old Town: Don’t miss the beautiful streets of Marbella’s Old Town. Wander through its quaint, cobbled lanes and picturesque, flower-decorated squares. Best explored in the early morning hours when there are fewer crowds and the temperatures are a bit lower.
- Relax on the Beaches: Enjoy Marbella’s coastline and remember to grab the best spot, head to the beach earlier in the morning.
- Al Fresco Dining: Enjoy outdoor dining – the weather in June is just perfect for enjoying your meals under the open sky.
- Exploring Marbella: The city is wonderfully walkable – you can even trek from Marbella to Puerto Banus! For guidance on local transport, check out my detailed guide covering airport transfers and options for exploring popular day-trip destinations like Ronda, Gibraltar, or Granada.
I hope this article covered everything you need to know about packing your bags for your summer trip to Marbella!
If you need more inspiration on what to do in the summer, check out my ultimate guide for best things to do in Marbella, the best things to do in Puerto Banus and my recommendations for the best restaurants in the city!
Thank you for reading!