Playa de La Malagueta, Malaga

3.4
#2 of 26 in Beaches in Costa del Sol
Beach Nature / Park
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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3.9
  • Roughly a 20 minute walk from central Malaga but worth it. Great beach life with a lot of food choices that will give you another reason to fall in love with Malaga.  more »
  • Good beach, several amenities close by. Get there early and 2 chairs with an umbrella was 10 euros. Arrive early beach gets crowded  more »
  • Good value sun beds - 4 euro each with free umbrella - very clean sand. The only down fall are the boats that seem to be hoovering up 'debris' from the sea!! - not overly pleasant thought but as the s...  more »
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  • I have been Traveling in the last 7 years, and I would like to say that this Place is extremely Beautiful! Even more when you are here! Full of Colours, its people and weather...AMAZING! Would you like to see more about all the places that I have been? CHECK MY PROFILE!
  • Very beautiful beach, very clean and close to the restaurants, bars and cafés. The sand's type seemed a lot different to me than other beaches I've been to, it's kind of dusty, so I didn't like it.
  • Pretty good beach with too many people around during the summer season.
  • The best and nicest beach in Málaga yet not overcrowded. This beach is perfect!
  • 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

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Where to stay in Malaga

For a chance to experience the heart of the city center, you will want to stay in the area surrounding Calle Larios and Alameda Principal. This constitutes the commercial shopping district of the city and is a convenient walk to the city's main attractions and beaches. Another option is the historical city center, where an array of lively tapas bars and shops intermix with the dramatic Gothic architecture. For a true beach vacation, choose to stay in one of the hotels lining the city beach where you can soak up views of the beautiful Costa Dorada away from the hustle and bustle of the city center.
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