Malaga Beaches

The beaches in Malaga are situated in the capital city. These beaches have all the equipment and services that a visitor could possibly desire. Along its 14 kms of coast, Malaga offers its holidaymakers a total of 16 beaches, of which, the most popular are: La Malagueta, La Misericordia, El Palo or Pedregalejo.

Along the Costa del Sol you will also find many more top-quality beaches, highlighting specially the ones in Nerja and its natural coves, or the popular beaches in Torremolinos and Fuengirola, amongst others.

Malaga beaches - children having fun

Every year the beaches in Malaga receive the blue flag distinction, which is a European guarantee of high quality, for their clean waters and for the services they offer...restaurants right on the beach, shops, hotels, etc..

Malaga beaches - family holidays

The average temperature and the amount of hours of sun per day, make the Costa del Sol the ideal destination to enjoy with the whole family. The beaches in Malaga are the perfect place to enjoy our holidays almost all year round, being the most popular months between May and September.

Malaga beaches views

These beaches are great for all kinds of sports and water activities, like surfing, windsurfing, sailing, water-skiing, fishing, parachuting above the sea or even just hiring a pedalo and taking it out to sea to enjoy a relaxing moment further away from the hectic beaches.

Malaga beaches - surfing and watersports

Malaga, and specially Marbella beaches, count with several fancy clubs that open during the day to relax and at night to have plenty of fun right on the seafront.

Most popular Malaga city beaches

Below some of the most popular beaches near city centre or the surroundings:

San Julian beach

This long beach of about 3.500 metres long, extends from Los Alamos to the Guadalhorce river. If you go by car you’re bound to find a parking space without any problems and you’ll find all the necessary services for a beach. Around this area we’ll still come across areas with natural beaches with no promenade.

To reach the San Julian beach, you must head towards Torremolinos on the N-340 and turn off at San Julian on the kilometre 232. This beach offers parking, first aid, bus stop nearby for those who prefer to go by bus and beach bars where they serve specially delicious seafood.

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Guadalmar beach & Nudist beach

Situated right next to the San Julian beach, opposite the urbanisation with the same name. This beach has a seafront promenade and a nearby bus stop for those who prefer to get there by bus.

There is a nudist beach in the area.

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Misericordia beach

Misericordia beach

This beach begins on the eastern side of the Guadalhorce river. It has been improved over the last few years, its promenade is known to be one of the longest in Malaga and is used by many people for walking, jogging, cycling or rollerblading.

It’s quite a wide beach, so we shouldn’t have any problems to place our towel and enjoy a fantastic day under the sun.

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Huelin beach

It’s situated opposite the park under the same name and is accessible from the Antonio Machado seafront promenade.

It’s a very popular beach amongst the locals during the summer months. It has a playground for the kids, restaurants, sunbeds to hire, rubbish bins and grass areas.

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La Caleta beach

This beach is situated along the Pablo Picasso seafront promenade and in the area under the same name. It’s a recommended beach for the whole family and offers all kinds of water sports. A perfect place to go for a walk and enjoy a great day on the beach.

La Caleta beach has rubbish bins, showers, easy access from the motorway, sunbeds to hire and beach bars.

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Los Baños del Carmen

Baños del Carmen

Los Baños del Carmen, once a prestigious bathing spot for the elite, now stands as a vibrant beach favoured by the youth. Despite the challenge of parking, its accessibility remains a draw for many visitors.

Strategically positioned between the Pablo Picasso seafront and Pedregalejo, this beach is not only steeped in history but also equipped with modern amenities such as parking, waste disposal facilities, and local police presence, ensuring a safe and enjoyable visit.

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Malagueta beach

Malagueta beach

Malagueta Beach is one of the most popular and convenient beaches in Malaga. It is located near the city center, next to the port and the park. It has a length of 1200 metres and a width of 45 metres, and offers a variety of services and facilities for visitors.

How to get there by car and where to park

If you are driving to Malagueta Beach, you can take the A-7 motorway and exit at 246A towards Centro/Alameda. Then follow the signs for Paseo Marítimo/Puerto until you reach Plaza de la Marina. From there, you can turn right onto Paseo de Reding and then left onto Paseo de la Farola, where you will find the entrance to Malagueta Beach.

There are several parking options near Malagueta Beach. You can park your car at Muelle Uno, a shopping center next to the port that has an underground parking lot with more than 1000 spaces. The price is 2.20 euros per hour or 18 euros per day. You can also park at Plaza de la Marina, which has another underground parking lot with 600 spaces. The price is 2.50 euros per hour or 23 euros per day.

La Misericordia Beach

Misericordia beach in Malaga

La Misericordia Beach is one of the longest and most popular beaches in Malaga. It is located in the west of the city, along the Paseo Marítimo Antonio Banderas. It has a length of 2000 metres and a width of 30 metres, and offers a variety of services and facilities for visitors.

How to get there by car and where to park

If you are driving to La Misericordia Beach, you can take the A-7 motorway and exit at 241A towards Centro/Avda Andalucía. Then follow the signs for Paseo Marítimo/Aeropuerto until you reach Avenida de Velázquez. From there, you can turn right onto Calle Ayala and then left onto Paseo Marítimo Antonio Banderas, where you will find La Misericordia Beach.

There are several parking options near La Misericordia Beach. You can park your car at Plaza de Toros de la Malagueta, which has an underground parking lot with 500 spaces. The price is 1.80 euros per hour or 15 euros per day. You can also park at Plaza Mayor, which has another underground parking lot with 3000 spaces. The price is 1 euro per hour or 10 euros per day.

Pedregalejo

Pedregalejo beach

Playa de Pedregalejo is an urban beach of dark sand located in one of the oldest and traditional fishing districts of Malaga, between Baños del Carmen beach and El Palo beach. It measures 1200 metres long and 20 metres wide. It is a busy beach with many restaurants and bars along the promenade, where you can taste fried fish, seafood paella, soups and sardine skewers. The beach also offers showers, sunbeds, umbrellas, parking and gardens. It is a nice place to relax, sunbathe and swim in the Mediterranean Sea.

How to get there by car and where to park

To get there by car, you can take the A-7 motorway and exit at 246A towards El Palo. There are some parking areas near the beach, but they can be crowded in summer. You can also use public transport, such as bus lines 3 or 11

Playa El Palo

Playa El Palo is an urban beach of dark sand located in the eastern coast of Malaga, between Pedregalejo beach and Chanquete beach, in the old fishing district of El Palo. It has a length of 1200 metres and a width of 25 metres. It is a popular beach among locals and tourists, who can enjoy its calm waters, its good services and its traditional cuisine. You can find many restaurants and bars along the promenade, where you can taste fried fish, seafood paella, soups and the typical sardine skewers. The beach also has showers, sunbeds, umbrellas and parking areas.

How to get there by car and where to park

To get there by car, you can take the A-7 motorway and exit at 246A towards El Palo. There are some parking areas near the beach, but they can be crowded in summer. You can also use public transport, such as bus lines 3 or 11.

Malaga beaches have so much to offer, all you have to do is enjoy every minute of them during your stay!

Other popular beaches in eastern Malaga

Peñón del Cuervo Beach

Peñón del Cuervo Beach, situated to the west of Torre Paloma, is renowned for its dark sands and the monumental central rock that stands as the beach's namesake. This natural feature divides the shoreline into two distinct areas, offering a unique and striking landscape.

The beach stretches 450 meters in length and 25 meters in width, providing ample space for sunbathing and seaside activities. It is well-facilitated with a large parking area, children's play zones, picnic spots, and a bicycle lane, making it an ideal location for a day at the beach or a leisurely coastal walk.

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La Araña Beach

La Araña Beach, a coastal delight within Málaga's easternmost district, is effortlessly reached by following the coastal road eastward. This semi-urban beach, known for its golden sands and moderate swell, lies adjacent to a cement factory, marking a unique juxtaposition of industry and natural beauty.

La Araña Beach

The beach spans 500 meters in length and 25 meters in width, offering ample space for sunbathing and seaside relaxation. It boasts a high occupancy rate, especially during the summer months when it transforms into a bustling hub of activity. Visitors can enjoy the convenience of a parking area, beach bars, sun loungers for rent, waste bins, and public showers, ensuring a comfortable beach experience.

Stretching from Torre Paloma to Cala del Moral, La Araña Beach is also recognized for its dog-friendly section, welcoming pet owners to revel in the sun with their furry companions. The beach's proximity to the La Araña Archaeological Site adds a touch of historical intrigue, inviting beachgoers to explore one of Andalusia's most significant archaeological sites, inhabited for over 300,000 years.

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La Cala del Moral Beach

La Cala del Moral Beach is a coastal treasure situated in the eponymous village within the municipality of Rincón de la Victoria. This beach is easily accessible from the city centre, with a well-connected route that invites visitors to a seamless journey by car.

Stretching over 1300 meters, the beach is a haven for families and individuals alike, offering a relaxed atmosphere with various playgrounds and a floating water park that promises fun in the Mediterranean waters. The beach is equipped with amenities such as restaurants, cafeterias, and facilities for the disabled, including toilets and showers. Additionally, there is a designated dog area, and sun loungers and parasols are available for hire, ensuring a comfortable and inclusive beach experience for all.

With its dark sand and moderate waves, La Cala del Moral provides a perfect setting for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. Water sports enthusiasts can indulge in paddle surfing, kayaking, and windsurfing, making the most of the beach's versatile offerings.

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Rincon de la Victoria Beach

Rincon de la Victoria

Accessing Rincon de la Victoria is straightforward: travel from Malaga towards Velez-Malaga, and upon sighting the entrance sign for Rincon de la Victoria, descend towards the coastline.

The beach is well-appointed with amenities including public showers, lifeguard services, children's play areas, and ample parking. A scenic promenade stretches along the beachfront, lined with inviting cafes and restaurants, making it an excellent choice for a delightful day out with family and friends.

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Torre de Benagalbon Beach

Accessible via the N-340 road towards Almeria, Torre de Benagalbon Beach is a tranquil spot in Rincon de la Victoria. This natural beach stretches with grey sands and offers a quiet day by the sea, complemented by a charming beach bar known for local flavors.

Torre de Benagalbón Beach

The beach's low-key atmosphere is perfect for families or anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle. While services are few, the simplicity adds to the beach's appeal, providing a genuine coastal experience.

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Chilches Beach

Chilches Beach, located in Vélez-Málaga, is an urban beach known for its dark sand and moderate waves. Spanning 1,750 metres in length and averaging ten metres in width, this beach is situated along the N-340 road, close to numerous housing developments. Despite its accessibility, it maintains a relatively low occupancy rate, making it an ideal spot for those seeking a quieter beach experience.

The beach is divided into three distinct zones: Estación, Puerta de Hierro, and El Cañuelo. It is also home to the historical Torre de Chilches, a Moorish-era watchtower that was remodelled between 1492 and 1497. Now nestled within a private housing development, the tower accompanies a lookout point offering picturesque views of the Mediterranean.

Chilches Beach is recommended for families and provides a calm, friendly atmosphere with various amenities to ensure a comfortable visit.

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