Many Thanks Costachick and Juan C.
Yes I had a look at this train schedule yesterday evening. Seems like the track extension into Marbella etc seems a long way away unfortunately.
Beach Buddy has given me great ideas of towns to the East , would anyone be able to give me some advice to some of these towns to the west - Torremolinos , benalmadena , Fuengirola , that would best suit what I am looking for.
Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated.