Playa de La Malagueta, Malaga

(3.4/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
Just beside the main port, Playa de La Malagueta offers you a great place for sunning and swimming. While the water here isn’t the clearest, this is a low-key beach that isn’t typically crowded. The waves here are moderate, so you can enjoy some water sports as well. Beach chairs and parasols are available for rent, and a long walkway runs along the sand. Palm trees, some of which house parakeets, provide shady spots to cool off. Use our Malaga vacation planner to visit Playa de La Malagueta on your trip to Malaga, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We went to walk and the beach is enormous. Very well conditioned and filled with bars. It has apartments near the beach that have destroyed it environmentally.
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  • What a pleasure to stay in the old town, close to all amenities and end up at the beach in a quarter of an hour's walk
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  • A 2 nights stay in Malaga led us on this beach. Rental of 2 sunbeds zt a parasol for 10 euros from 10 h to 20 h. The coast is shared between the port (ships SNCM) and a most charming part. Toilet very dirty. The kids had fun in the sand. Lots of cigarette butts. L "summer it must be packed in the light of the world in April (well it's Holy week, but precisely the Spaniards are in processions)." In short nothing unpleasant, but nothing fantastic.
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  • Good beach with very nice warm water and usually enough free space. The restaurants at the beginning of the beach are usually there for the tourists. If you want better quality fish just walk a little further from Malaga and the restaurants start getting better and cheaper
  • . Pleasant beach deservedly popular so can get crowded A city centre beach. And they don't get much closer to the city than this one! Chiringuitos (beach bars), the odd palm tree, lovely sand, and waves rolling in when the Levante wind is up. Lifeguards too, in season. And just round the corner you have the long strip of bars and restaurants in the Muelle Uno, if you fancy something more sophisticated than grilled sardines or fried squid. In summer it can get crowded, but earlier and later in the year, the Malagueños aren't going to the beach so you have only the Guiris (foreigners) to fight with over your 2 square metres of sand! Certainly well worth a visit when the weather is right - lucky Malaga to have a beach right in the centre! Except when the Melillero ferry comes in every day at 19.30 and causes a sort of mini tsunami on the beach! Non-locals get caught. Just watch the time . . . ..
  • A centrally located beach within walking distance from the city center. Restaurants and bars are a little higher priced than farther away from downtown, but still affordable.
  • Very easygoing, relaxed, nice simple service of 4 euro per sun-bed/person. Massage and drinks are offered by street venders. Nicest in September or October. The beach local restaurants have very nice grill and sangria.
  • Great beach, many local people and the people from other provinces come here to spend their weekend. This beach is much bigger and longer than the beach in Barcelona , and less crowded.