While many people come to Málaga for its culture, museums and nightlife, one of my favourite things to do in the city is sit back and relax on one of its many beautiful beaches. |
With 14 kilometres of beach running along the city’s coastline, dived into 16 separate beaches and bays, there’s plenty to choose from whether you’re looking for bustling crowds and watersports or a bit of quiet seclusion.
My Favourite Málaga Beaches
• Baños del Carmen Beach First opened as a private beach and spa in 1918, this 15 meter long beach has beautiful views of Málaga Bay. • Campo de Golf San Julián Beach Located to the west of the city, this is Málaga’s largest beach, and, thanks to its location on the outskirts of the city, also one of its quietest. A popular beach for kitesurfers, this is a great place to come to get away from the crowds. • El Candado Beach Close to the El Candado Marina, this short beach is popular with visitors to the marina and El Candado Sailing Club. • El Dedo Beach Also known as Chanquete Beach, this 550 meters stretch of coastline is popular with families and can get busy. Visitors are recommended to stop off at the famous El Tintero restaurant where fish dishes are sold by auction. • El Palo Beach A great place to experience the ‘authentic’ Malagueño way of life, El Palo is still a working fishing village with the fishing boats dragged up on to the beach when they’re not in use. There are also great restaurants and bars along the promenade selling traditional food. • La Caleta Beach Very popular thanks to its location close to Málaga’s historic centre, La Caleta is a beautiful 1,000-meter-long stretch of sand lined by vibrant local cafes, beach bars and restaurants. • La Malagueta Beach Located next to the Port, La Malaguetra Beach is probably the most popular beach with the local Malagueños. Easy access to the city centre and the range of activities from watersports and local bars to shopping at the nearby Muelle Uno shopping centre, make this a vibrant, lively beach to visit. • La Misericordia Beach Another lively, city beach, La Misericordia has floating platforms for swimmers, watersports and even an outdoor cinema during the summer months. Accessible from the city centre by bus, it’s a great place to spend the day with plenty of restaurants, cafés and bars to hang out in. • Pedregalejo Las Acacias Beach For a more subdued option visit the Pedregalejo Las Acacias Beach. Set in one of the oldest fishing communities in Málaga, the promenade is the city’s oldest and famous for its numerous traditional seafood restaurants. A great place to visit in the evening.
How to get to Málaga
On the south coast of Spain, Málaga is a very accessible city which can be reached by a range of different transport options.
• Flights – Probably the easiest, and cheapest, way to get to Málaga is to fly. There are a huge range of flights, both chartered and scheduled, which fly into the city from airports across the UK. Málaga airport is 8 kilometres from the city centre with both airport transfers and taxis from Málaga airport easily available • Trains – High speed trains are available to Málaga, although not directly. Travel on high speed trains from the UK to Paris, Paris to Barcelona and then Barcelona to Málaga • Boat – Cruise liners from the Mediterranean dock in Málaga Port which is in the centre of town
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