There are probably few things that we associate with a holiday by the sea as much as the sea promenades in Malaga. To enjoy at any time of the day and any season of the year.
Where during the summer culinary aromas are mingling with the gentle breeze of the sea. From morning until late at night you can see people enjoying jogging, rollerblading, cycling or strolling.
And during the winter months enjoying long walks and spectacular skies and sunsets and then having a coffee in one of the terraces is priceless!
A privilege and a delight, the sea promenades in Malaga, come and enjoy them with us!
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The promenade of Nerja
The Antonio Mercero promenade is located in the easternmost part of Nerja along the Burriana beach with a length of approximately 650 metres.
Besides the famous Balcón de Europa there is also another beautiful viewpoint overlooking the beautiful landscape of sea and mountains, which is the characteristic charm of Nerja. This is the Mirador del Benito.
A short but beautiful piece of promenade has recently reopened. The so-called Paseo de los Carabineros, situated between the Balcón de Europa and Burriana Beach, with a wilder look.
Malaga’s sea promenade
The sections of the promenade known as Ruíz de Picasso and La Malagueta are located in the eastern part of the city, with a length of about 2.7 km.
This promenade, located just a few metres from the historic centre of Malaga, gives access to the most popular urban beaches of the city: La Malagueta, La Caleta and Pedregalejo.
The promenade leads eastwards to Baños del Carmen at Pedregalejo Beach.
Our tip: There is nothing better than after cycling or a nice walk to stop in this area. Pedregalejo is very popular with the locals for the best bars and chiringuitos (beach bars) to eat the typical Malaga fish.
It is also one of the best areas in Malaga to enjoy spectacular sunsets all year round.
Fancy strolling next to the historic centre, in a diaphanous environment open to the sea?
Discover this urban stroll through Palmeral de las Sorpresas (Palmgarden of Surprises) and Muelle Uno (Pier One) in the port of Malaga, up to the famous Farola (Lighttower).
The promenade of Torremolinos is more than 6 km long and is partly equipped with a cycle path, as well as bio-healthy machines for outdoor exercise.
The easternmost part of the promenade is the Los Alamos promenade, while the westernmost part is called Paseo Marítimo de la Carihuela, named after the old fishermen’s quarter located there.
This promenade leads directly into the promenade belonging to Benalmádena, just before reaching Puerto Marina.
As Torremolinos was the birthplace of tourism on the Costa del Sol, this municipality has a high building density along its coastline. If you want to get away from the crowds, we recommend the section in the direction of Malaga. There you find fewer buildings and a wide promenade with a cycle path.
The promenade of Benalmádena has a length of about 2 km, starting from Puerto Marina. In fact, you can join the promenade of Torremolinos with the promenade of Benalmadena, except for the section that passes through Puerto Marina.
One of the peculiarities of this promenade are the Mosaics on the ground. They are made by various artists in different materials (ceramic, metal, wood or natural stone), as well as high eroded rocks next to the beach of Santa Ana.
At the end of this short walk, we reach the Bil-Bil castle, a beautiful Neomudejar palace. It is currently used as a cultural centre for exhibitions and events.
Promenade of Fuengirola
With almost 7 kilometres lenght, this promenade is one of the longest on the coast and with a partial cycle lane. Along the promenade are the typical chiringuitos (beach bars), which in this town tend to be more family orientated with the traditional offer of fish and seafood.
Due to the fact that this municipality is the smallest of the whole coast, massive building has taken its toll on a large part of the beach. In summer, the promenade is very busy and crowded.
If you want a less crowded promenade, we recommend the easternmost part of Fuengirola, Carvajal.
As a special mention: At the beginning of the promenade in the west of Fuengirola you can visit the old Moorish castle Sohail on a hill next to the river. There, in Marenostrum, take place a large number of open-air concerts every summer.
A long promenade that starts in the very centre of the city, just a few metres from Marbella’s marina, full of bars, beach bars and shops.
Along the route a series of bio-healthy areas have been installed for outdoor fitness.
As you move eastwards, the promenade becomes increasingly lush and paradisiacal, with large gardens. It is one of the best areas of the city whith some of Marbella’s best hotels and excellent beach bars.
The promenade of Estepona is located along the beach of La Rada. It is the longest and busiest beach, next to the town centre with a total of almost 2.5 kilometres.
This is a wide and fabulous promenade just a few metres from the old town.
The promenade leads to the beautiful Marina del Este, with many cafes, bars and a lively nightlife. During the weekends there are flea markets.
You want to walk on quieter paths? Then we recommend to continue after the harbour in the direction of the popular Playa del Cristo beach in the westernmost part of Estepona. This is where part of the coastal path begins.
The Coastal Path of the Costa del Sol
If walking is your thing, you’re going to love the Senda Litoral (Castal Path)!
It is a magnificent project linking the 14 municipalities along 160 km of the Malaga coastline: From Manilva to Nerja, along Estepona, Marbella, Mijas, Fuengirola, Benalmadena, Torremolinos, Malaga, Rincon de la Victoria, Torre del Mar, Algarrobo and Torrox.
The path is a combination of the promenades mentioned above and wooden walkways. The coastal path passes through some of the most beautiful natural areas, cliffs, rivers and beaches of the Malaga coast.
It has information panels at the points with outstanding underwater flora and fauna. In addition, we can discover more than 40 watchtowers from the XIV century.
There are a total of 11 marinas along the coastal path.
Everything you need to know and more details in our edition dedicated to the Costa del Sol Coastal Path.