Marina del este
Popped into Marina del Este for breakfast on our recent visit. It's kind of classy, a quiet place, with alot of villas and apartments and nice boats bobbing about in a pretty port. There's small beach 'Playa de los Berengueles' which boasts a chiriguito, interesting rocks and a laid back atmosphere. There is also a diving and watersports center and I believe you can also hire boats and I guess, park your own! Apparently very busy in summer, but we found it rather quiet when we visited in August.
Had a lovely cafe brunch on a nice linen tablecloth, fresh orange juice, sweet melon, great Fench omeletts and friendly service. A little pricier than Almunecar, but a very pleasant spot . I'm not sure I'd want to spend 2 weeks there though, unless I owned one of the lovely boats in the port! I think the kids may get a little bored there too, but great for a short visit or if you are a boat fanatic.
5 min drive from Almunecar towards La Herradura, easy turn off down a winding road from the main 340.