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Beach question Playa de Bil Bil/Playa de Santa Ana

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Beach question Playa de Bil Bil/Playa de Santa Ana

Hello all, hoping for some advice about beaches.

The nearest beach to our apartment is Santa Ana. I was watching a beach guide on youtube and that beach looked really busy. Playa de Bil Bil doesn't seem that much further (a 6 minute walk from Playa de Santa Ana to Playa de Bil Bil according to google maps). Bil Bil looked a little quieter.

Am i mad to think any beach will be quieter in late July/first week august? Will they all be heaving?

There seemed to be sunbeds and umberellas at Sana Ana. Anyone know how much they are per day?

At Bil Bil there didn't seem to be sunbeds and umberellas, is that the case? If there are sunbeds etc how much? If we bought our own umberella from a local shop any idea how much we would pay? Anyone else done this?

If anyone has any other advice i would be grateful. We are two pale (easily burnt!!) adults and a five year old.

Thanks :)

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1. Re: Beach question Playa de Bil Bil/Playa de Santa Ana

In July and August you have, of course, the usual holiday makers from the UK etc, but also many of the Spanish who live inland take to the coasts for their break so it's extra busy.

Also, in 40 + degree heat you definitely want to ensure the little one is OVER protected, it's scorching!

Bank on around €4.50 a day for sunbed, maybe a bit more with parasol... but prices are around that mark.

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2. Re: Beach question Playa de Bil Bil/Playa de Santa Ana

There are sunbeds to the right of Castilo BilBil by Maracas beach bar and more heading towards Snset Beach Hotel Prices are the same 9€ for 2 inc shade.

Local shops have parasols around 10 to 15€ from the beach goods shop at the end of Palm Tree Ave. Chinese bazaars will have them cheaper.

Santa Ana looks busy as its a relatively narrow strip of beach, plenty of bars close by though. Las Gaviotas is a large beach with sunbeds and loads of space in between for sitting on the beach.

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3. Re: Beach question Playa de Bil Bil/Playa de Santa Ana

The sand seems to get coarser if you head in that direction and more shingle by the waters edge so we always go to Las Gaviotas. Sunbeds and parasol are a must even at 9 euros because you need the shade and the sand can be very hot. There are toilets on this beach as well and a first aid station hopefully you won't need it. Close to shops and bars same as the others.

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4. Re: Beach question Playa de Bil Bil/Playa de Santa Ana

Thats great thanks for that :) x

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