Beaches in Malaga
The beaches in and around Malaga offer a wealth of year-round activities – there are fabulous seafront restaurants, modern promenades, impromptu flamenco performers and every kind of water sport imaginable.
The beaches begin at the Morro de Levante, a pier marking the entrance to Malaga port. Towards the east of the pier you’ll find the Malagueta beaches, 2,500 metres in length and bordered by the Pablo Ruiz Picasso promenade.The promenade runs alongside one of the main beaches serving the city, Playa Caleta – it’s clean, well-maintained and equipped and within easy walking distance of the town centre. From here you can see the seawalls of the nearby port and the seemingly endless coastline of the Costa del Sol.
On the far side of the port, off Calle Larios, you’ll find another popular beach – Playa de la Malagueta which also has good facilities including showers. This is where the closing ceremonies of the city’s annual fiesta takes place. If you can, try to plan your holiday around this spectacular fair which takes place in the first two weeks of August. It’s one of the biggest fiestas in Andalucia, attracting some three million visitors with a noisy, chaotic and fun-filled street party which continues round-the-clock. One of the best ways to enjoy the city lights, garlands and fireworks at this time of year is from a boat in the port area.
The best beaches in Malaga (to see the location of each one see Map of Malaga’s best beaches. See small version below).
- Playa de la Malagueta: A town beach that has been awarded a blue flag, located 10 minutes from the centre in Paseo Pablo Picasso, 1200 metres long, busy, black sand, good facilities, life guards, accessible by bus, restaurants and beach bars.
- Playa Palo: Located next to El Candado marina (good for sailing, diving and swimming…) many little coves, quite busy, life guards, promenade, good atmosphere, facilities, restaurants, beach bars, car park.
- Playa Huellín:, A town beach, located in the promenade named after Antonio Banderas, good atmosphere, quite busy, beach bars, life guards, good facilities, accessible by bus.
- Playa Las Acacias: Very popular beach, so get there early. Grey, fine sand, excellent facilities, 1200m long and 20m wide it is divided into sheltered sandy coves by long rocky breakwaters. Very popular with young people. Lively promenade.