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Sasha Obama enjoys her time at the club Villa Padierna during her vacation to Estepona, Spain.

ESTEPONA, Spain — Spanish police cleared off a stretch of beach for U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha to relax by the Mediterranean on Friday after a busy day of sightseeing.

Police used palm trees to mark off the boundaries of a 100-meter expanse for the American delegation. On either side, onlookers gawked.

As the first lady rested inside a canvas hut by the shore, her 9-year-old daughter splashed around in the sea and a security guard swam with her.

The Obamas arrived Wednesday for a five-day stay in southern Spain that is being described as private, although Michelle Obama is to meet with King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia on Sunday at their summer residence on the island of Mallorca.