Best beaches in Malaga

Deciding on the best beaches in Malaga and making a list is not easy. The province of Malaga has 123 beaches. The Costa del Sol is a tourist destination all year round, but in the summer months it becomes a place with thousands of people enjoying its services and coasts.

Today we want to make you a list of the best beaches in Malaga so that you can choose for yourself which ones to visit during the summer season. There are so many beautiful beaches in Malaga that you will be amazed by this part of Andalusia.

Maro Beach – Nerja

This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Malaga. I’m sure you’ve already seen some pictures of its impressive turquoise waters. Maro’s beach is hidden among cliffs that give it that wild touch. One of the best beaches in Malaga bathed by the Mediterranean Sea. Both here and in its surroundings marine life abounds and you can visit the famous Balcony of Europe.

You can also discover the great nightlife of the area during the summer season. You will find a great variety of restaurants with gastronomic specialities.

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Carvajal Beach – Fuengirola

This beautiful beach in Malaga, Carvajal beach, is perfect for enjoying your holidays. Fine golden sand, calm sea and a promenade for a good walk. Besides, you can find bars and restaurants. Do you go with children? A perfect place because the water does not cover too much. It is one of the best known beaches on the Costa del Sol.

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Playa de Artola – Marbella

Do you want to practice nudism in one of the best beaches of Malaga? This part of the coast has a piece where nudists usually go. In this place you can also find the Artola dunes, one of the most beautiful beaches of Malaga, which is also protected. Here you can read a book or listen to some music in total tranquillity. This part of the coast is also known as Cabopino beach.

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El Faro Beach – Marbella

Last summer, Marbella received 7 blue flags, making it the most distinctive municipality in Malaga and Andalusia. One of the awarded beaches was El Faro beach. It is in the heart of the city and during the summer season it has a great atmosphere. It is located near the marina and has a promenade for a good walk.

From El Faro beach you can go to the centre of Marbella and walk along its beautiful streets, you can have a delicious coffee on Los Naranjos beach, for example. It is considered one of the best beaches in Malaga.

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Sabinillas Beach – Manilva

Between the Puerto de la Duquesa and the Manilva River is the Sabinillas beach, a part of the coast with dark sand and 1700 meters long. One of the best beaches in Malaga that during the summer season becomes one of the preferred destinations for tourists in the area. Accessible from the promenade and with many services.

Do you travel with children? This part of the coast is perfect because its waters are usually calm.

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La Rada Beach – Estepona

A journey of almost 3 kilometers, being one of the longest local beaches. La Rada beach has a beautiful promenade where activities take place during the summer.

Its perfect location allows you to visit the beach, but also the center of the city of Estepona. Very close to here is the Plaza de las Flores, very famous in the municipality of Estepona.  Moreover, you can rent if you want some hydro-pedals to enjoy the water in one of the best beaches of Malaga.

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Cable Beach – Marbella

Cable Beach, also known as Bounty Beach, is one of the most popular beaches for young people. Here you can find DJ’s playing music, beach bars where you can have a drink and a golden sand perfect for relaxing.

This beach of Malaga has 1300 meters and during the summer nights in its most famous chiringuito, the Bounty Beach, parties are held. If you like water sports you can practice almost all of them here.

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El Castillo Beach – Fuengirola

Would you like to take a bath with a spectacular view? It is one of the best beaches in Malaga, and owes its name to the Sohail Castle located nearby.

800 meters to walk, do you have a pet? In the beach of the Castle dogs are allowed. The beach has restaurants, showers, and the possibility of renting deckchairs and umbrellas. It also has access for people with reduced mobility so it is a perfect beach in Malaga to enjoy your holidays.

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Playa de Pedregalejo – Málaga

Have you heard of the Pedregalejo area? With 1200 meters it is one of the beautiful beaches of Málaga. Besides, if you are looking for good food you should know that here you can find some of the best “espetos” in Malaga. It is full of beach bars, and on its promenade you can discover bars with all kinds of services. Are you going to miss it?

We warn you that the worst thing about the area is the parking lot, it is in a very busy area during the summer season so you must go with time or you can take a bus.

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La Malagueta Beach – Malagueta

We could not finish our list of the best beaches in Malaga without talking about one of the most beautiful beaches in the capital, the Malagueta.

A length of 1200 meters and an average width of 45 meters. It is located in the centre of the city so it will be very easy for you to get there. From here you can move to almost any point in the city. We recommend that you do not come in your own car, in the summer it is almost impossible to get a parking in this area.

The Malagueta beach offers the possibility of renting deckchairs and parasols. Are you already imagining yourself on the Costa del Sol? Which is the best beach in Málaga? For us any of the above mentioned could be the first one.

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From Malaga Beaches we wish you to enjoy your holidays and to choose one of the beautiful beaches of Málaga.