There are many reasons that drag thoushands of tourists to Malaga province every year, but the main one is, undoubtedly, its beaches. From Nerja in the East to Estepona in the West, the Costa del Sol stretches over 300 kilometers where you will find a total of 126 beaches: secluded and busy, sandy and rocky, big and small… There is something to cater everybody’s taste.
If you are thinking of visiting Malaga province next summer, you can’t miss our selection of the best Malaga beaches, from East to West.
Located under the Balcón de Europa in the municipality of Nerja, this small beach of 120 meters is characterized by its dark gray sand and turquoise waters.
Its location near the city center and the quality of the services provided in it, such as showers, hammocks, accesses for people with reduced mobility, as well as cleaning and rescue services, make it an essential visit if you want to enjoy an unforgettable day at the beach during your stay on the Costa del Sol.
Within the same municipality, Maro beach, whose cliffs and rock formations amaze everyone who visits it, is really spectacular. Bathed by the Mediterranean waters, it is a place full of romanticism that you cannot miss in your next visit the Costa del Sol. An authentic dreamy corner, surrounded by charming Andalusian villages among the picturesque and beautiful Andalusian white town of Frigiliana stands out. Undoubtley, one of the best Malaga beaches.
The beach of Torre del Mar, which has been awarded the blue flag, stands out for the quality of its waters and its cleanliness. With a family friendly atmosphere, it is perfect if you plan to travel with children. Enjoy some rest while the children play with the sand or take a good dip. In addition, in the area you can find numerous beach bars where you can cool off with a beer.
Urban beach La Malagueta is probably the most famous one in the capital of the Costa del Sol. Located just ten minutes distance from the city center, it is accessible to anyone staying in Malaga. It offers 1,200 meters of dark sands beach with an average of 45 meters of width. Its waters are calm and crystalline. Its always lively promenade offers a variety of beach bars known as ‘chiringuitos you where you can enjoy a cold drink with a dish of pescaito frito (‘fried fish ’).
This beach in La Cala de Mijas is located a corner barely explored by tourists. This part of the coast is mainly visited by residents of the municipality who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of umbrellas and towels that are generated on other beaches. Here you can rest in fresh waters enjoying a panoramic view of the Costa del Sol. The perfect place if you are looking for relaxation.
This fine sand bach is one of the most renowned beaches in the Costa del Sol. Located in a protected natural area in the dunes of Artola, it provides a perfect opportunity to read a good book in the sun in the middle of this unique natural landscape. In addition, it has an area where you can practice nudism. Do not hesitate to visit this part of the coast of Costa del Sol if you want to experience total disconnection.
Another prominent beach in Marbella area, one of the seven that has been awarded with the Blue Flag distinction within this municipality. Small but with great atmosphere in summer, because of its proximity to the Marina, it enjoys a large number of restaurants on its promenade where you can try different varieties of fried fish and Andalusian tapas. This privileged location also offers the visitor the opportunity to walk to the town center to have a coffee after a refreshing swim. For all these reasons, El Faro is one of the main beaches of Marbella that you should not miss.
Further west, already bordering Cádiz, you will find the municipality of Estepona, whose popularity is booming to the point of starting to shade the neighboring Marbella. Among all its beaches, La Rada is our favourite. Its fine gray sand makes this coastal place an ideal place to rest in the sun.
The lively promenade extends along its three kilometers, where all kinds of activities are carried out during the summer months. One of its biggest advantages is that it is just one step away from the main streets of the municipality, being very convenient for those who wish to visit the center after a beach day.