The history of this magnificent port commenced in the 60s when D. Enrique Bolín, mayor of Benalmádena, suggested to carry out an infrastructure that would allow Benalmádena to offer quality tourist attractions at the same time that it would impulse a history relationship of this municipality with the sea.
Initially the idea of building this port was surrounded with disbelief due to its innovative and magnificent idea although the municipal propulsion managed to conquer all the obstacles that were coming out and little by little, and without not few vicissitudes, one of the most attractive environments regarding sport, leisure and recreational of the Mediterranean coast was built.
Puerto Deportivo de Benalmádena was born as an administrative authorization granted by the Ministry for Public Works and Urbanization to the Town of Benalmádena, by an agreement on behalf of the Council of Ministers for the construction and development of a home pleasure harbour in the beach Fuente de la Salud.
The works began on November, 12th 1972 and ended the same day of the opening, October, 9th 1972 after many phases of construction. The port has been managed from its beginning by Benalmádena Town Hall and in July 1996 in order to improve its management and by an agreement of its plenary session it became a municipal company.
The European Union through the ADEAC has awarded Puerto Deportivo de Benalmádena the European Blue Flag for Clean Seas thanks to the quality of its services and of its waters. This international award has been granted every year since 1987.
Best marina in the world
Puerto Deportivo de Benalmádena has been distinguished in two occasions (1995 and 1997) as “The best marina in the world”, award that is given by international specialized magazines.
Puerto Deportivo de Benalmádena has more than 1000 berths for boats between 6 and 35 m of length.
Apart from quays, docks…..40.000m2 is all its commercial and residential area.
Close to the entrance of the port and towards west we can find a shallow area called Laja Bermeja, that is sea marked with the East, that shows us that to enter the port we need to go between Laja Bermeja and the seawall.
|Surface of protected water
|Quays – Pontoons
|Access, parkings and gardens
|WIDTH PORT ENTRANCE
|5 to 6 metres
|2 to 5 metres
LATITUDE: 36º 36′ N
LONGITUDE: 4º 31′ W
Puerto Deportivo de Benalmádena is placed in the full heart of the Costa del Sol, in a prime location; the international airport in Málaga, Pablo Ruiz Picasso is only 8km from the port, that means that in 15 minutes you can be here from any Spanish and European city with our modern highways. That means that any European citizen can be sailing in three hours from their house.
Thanks to its climate with 320 days of sun throughout the year and with an annual temperature of 22 degrees all type of sports and tourist activities can be carried out.
In the city
In the surroundings of the port and in Benalmádena you can find many tourist attractions
Not to forget the lovely and beautiful beaches of 8 km that surround the marina from east to west and that is another tourist attraction.