Beaches in Malaga

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At the heart of Spain’s beautiful Andalucia region, on the sun-drenched Costa del Sol, the city of Malaga is blessed with mile after mile of sandy beaches, making it a prime destination for European holidaymakers looking for a break in the sun. While the city of Malaga is a busy resort famous for its high rise hotels and lively nightlife, the surrounding region is awash with wonderfully deserted beaches and tiny fishing villages, all of which attract holidaymakers looking for a tranquil escape rather than a party break.

Family Favorites
Familes flock to Malaga each year, and this buzzing city is certainly very well equipped to meet their needs. One of the best spots for families is La Caleta beach, which certainly gets the popularity votes among locals. There are lots of seafood cafes lining this 1,400 meter stretch of sand, and there are other good facilities such as showers, beach umbrellas and sun loungers for hire, and the opportunity to try windsurfing, snorkeling and other water-based activities. Another good family beach is Banos Del Carmen, where the sands stretch for around 300 meters. There’s a pleasant wooded area close to the beach that makes a prime picnic spot, and this beach is also a good place for an afternoon’s fishing.

City Beaches
Although the beaches on the outskirts of Malaga city are often more scenic and unspoiled than their urban counterparts, for sheer convenience you can’t beat the sands to be found within the city itself. Here is where you will find large concentrations of tourists, so it’s a good bet for non-Spanish speaking holiday makers looking to make new friends. One of the best beaches close to the center of the city is La Malagueta, among the most famous of Malaga’s beaches. The man-made beach stretches for nearly 1.5 kilometers and is lined with more seafood restaurants than you could shake a stick at. Well-equipped with showers, sun loungers and the like, this is another good place to try your hand at water sports, with equipment hire available on-site.

Back to Nature
Sunseekers who like their beaches a little more natural will be delighted with what they find at Guadalmar. This fine-sand beach on the outskirts of the city boasts 3,500 meters of untouched shore, with a nudist area for sunseekers who aren’t shy of exposing themselves to the elements in search of a top to toe tan.

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