Beaches of Málaga

The beautiful beaches of Málaga are one of the main attractions in this ancient City in southern Spain. The popular Costa del Sol has just over 160 km of coastline littered with glorious beaches and those found here in Málaga do not disappoint.
Beaches of Málaga

The Golden Sand Beaches of Málaga

Málaga is not only a city but also the provincial capital belonging to the autonomous community of Andalucia. This article focuses more on the beaches of Málaga city as opposed to the entire province. The beaches here are predominantly golden sand but there are some which are slightly darker in composition. Many of the beaches found in Málaga are man made but this does not detract from their beauty.

The Best Beaches in Málaga

Málaga is a coastal city and as a result you will never be far away from some beach action. This city is not like most of the tourist towns and suburbs along the Costa del Sol, you will have plenty of opportunities to brush up on your Spanish speaking skills here. There are 15 beaches in total within the city limits and districts to choose from, below we provide a few to look out for.

Playa de la Malagueta
Malaga beaches, playa la malagueta
Located next to la Caleta, this is one of the longer man made beaches in the area. La Malagueta is the most popular of all the beaches of Málaga and can be accessed easily via the Pablo Picasso promenade that runs alongside. This beautiful beach has disabled facilities and wheelchair access making it one of the most accessible in the city. The beach itself contains a first aid centre, a children’s play area and several chiringuitos (beach bars) serving a combination of beverages and tasty tapas. Interestingly, la Malagueta was the first beach in the world to adopt the “Punto Naranja” or “Orange Point” lifesaving devices. The Orange Point is a safety harness with 400 metres of rope operated by a motor system. In the event that someone is in danger of drowning, the Orange Point can be used to safely pull the endangered swimmer back to the beach. Other facilities on this super clean beach includes toilets, showers, parking and equipment hire of sunbeds and parasols.

Playa de la Caleta
Playa de La Caleta, Malaga
This is one of the busier beaches in the area which is located in the eastern district of the city between Playa de la Malagueta and Baños del Carmen. This popular beach has a length of around 1000 metres and an average width of just over 20 metres. La Caleta is known as one of the cleanest of all the beaches in the area and includes decent wheelchair access, a first aid centre, toilets and showers. Palm tress line the edge of the beach which add to the beauty and tranquility. The Pablo Picasso promenade allows for easy access for everyone along with spectacular views out to Sea and of downtown Málaga City. Visitors here have the options of hiring parasols and sunbeds for an enjoyable relaxing day.

Playa de Pedregalejo – Las Acacias
Playa de Pedregalejo
One of the best beaches in the area which is also located in one of the coolest parts of the City. Pedregalejo beach is 1.2 km in length with an average width of 20 metres and is equipped with a children’s park and plenty of services. The beach itself is located to the east of the city between Baños del Carmen and El Palo beaches. The beaches are protected by several stone breakwaters that separate the main beach into 6 smaller coves. The area of Pedregalejo is also popular for nightlife with Monday nights being particularly lively with revelers. There are several excellent restaurants close to the beach area which include Restaurante Las Acacias and several others.

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