The 7 Best Beaches in Málaga and Costa del Sol

What attracts visitors the most to Malaga are its fantastic beaches. And I assure you that you will not lack of space, since Malaga is surrounded by about 160 kilometres of beach.

In Malaga you will find hidden corners, perfect for relaxing for a few hours under the sun. Moreover, the beaches of this Andalusian paradise are bathed by the Mediterranean Sea and the water has the perfect temperature. In this city, the sun shines almost every day of the year, so you can possibly take a bath in the middle of autumn…

Málaga is not only visited by people from other countries to enjoy the warm summer months; many Spaniards choose to go to Malaga for the summer. It is a very well-known city. It is the perfect place to sunbathe, play sports and enjoy typical Andalusian cuisine.

We present you some of the best beaches of Malaga and the Costa del Sol so you can de-stress and enjoy the summer. We will start with the beaches of the capital and then we will introduce you to some beaches in the town of Nerja and Marbella.

Malagueta Beach

This is one of the most famous and frequented beaches by both tourists and residents. It is in the capital, next to Muelle Uno, giving it a modern touch. Besides, we can assure you that you will not be bored on this beach; there are many leisure areas and you will be able to have fun in many ways. It has an atmosphere of young people and several beach bars, perfect for relaxing and leaving your worries behind. However, if you don’t feel like being on the beach, you can see it from the promenade. It has a very tropical look with all the palm trees around it.

Don’t forget to take the famous photo in front of the big letters with the name La Malagueta! Then, go to one of the chiringuitos and try the famous espeto; it’s finger-licking good. If you want to know the exact location, click here.

Malagueta Beach

Torre del Mar

This beach is in the municipality of Vélez, in Costa del Sol. Besides, if you go with children, you won’t have to worry because they will be able to play in the sand and you won’t have to worry. It is a very quiet beach, fantastic to spend a day with the family. In 2019 it was awarded the Blue Flag and has also been awarded the Q for quality by the Institute for Quality Tourism, as it provides excellent service to all visitors.

If your kids get bored playing in the sand, they can go to the children’s area right next to the aid station, where there are many attractions and they can play with other children. And if you get bored, you can choose a chiringuitos in Torre del Mar to drink a beer or a soft drink. Here you can see their exact location.

Torre del Mar

Calahonda Beach

In the town of Nerja in Málaga, under the Balcony of Europe, you will find the Calahonda beach. It is a small beach, but with a lot of charm. It is characterised by its grey sand and turquoise water, which create a contrast worth seeing. It is visited by hundreds of people every day, as it is very close to the city and provides many services. Something important is that it is an accessible beach for people with reduced mobility. In short, it is a wonderful place that you must visit.

Playa Calahonda

Maro Beach

It’s a small beach near Nerja, but the landscape it offers delights all the people who visit it. It is surrounded by a wonderful natural environment that contrasts with the crystalline water. It does not get very crowded and that is why it is one of the best places to relax. There is also a beach bar where you can try the local gastronomic specialities. Its location is fantastic.

Cabopino Beach

This beach is also known as Artola and is located near Marbella. It is surrounded by the Artola Dunes, considered today as a Natural Monument. Something very characteristic of this beach is that it is semi-nude and very popular in the gay community. It has an easy access, as you can go by car or bus, and there you can do many activities and swim in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea with a perfect temperature.

Cabopino Beach

Puerto Banús Beach

Puerto Banús beach is one of the most famous and renowned beaches in Marbella, Málaga. It offers many services and there are many shops right next to the beach. Besides, you can have a lot of fun in all the activities you can do in this beach. It is a beach with a lot of glamour and many celebrities prefer this area to spend their summer holidays. But if you really want to spend a day with your family, this beach is also the right one for you, as it is very quiet in and out of the water.

Puerto Banus

Bil-Bil Beach

Its curious name is due to the Castle of Bil Bil, right next to the beach. It was built in 1927 and attracts all the visitors because of its Arab style. Besides, if you enter you can see the whole interior decorated with tiles; it is impressive. This beach, located in Benalmádena, is well known for its views, but also for the tranquillity it offers. It is a place that will make you fall in love with Benalmádena and will make you want to spend your holidays there. We leave here its exact location; this way you don’t have to look for it.

600Bil-Bil Beach

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