Beaches in Malaga - Costa del Sol tourist guide

Malaga beaches, Costa del Sol

Malaga beach

Coming to the Costa del Sol is not just spending your holidays on a beach in Spain, it means travelling to Andalucia, a historic and exotic region with great cultural heritage, which inspired many European tourists over the last century. With more than 300 sunny days a year!

Among the hundreds of beaches of the Costa del Sol you surely will find the perfect one for you. The average water temperature is around 18º C ;  at the end of July and the first days of August it can rise up to 25º C for some days, but most of the time the water is quite refreshing, which means a delight with temperatures reaching 45º C under the hot sun of August.

During the summer season millions of tourists choose the Costa del Sol as their favorite destination, but also the rest of the year, even in winter the visitors keep arriving, as the temperatures of this province never reach the low levels of the adjacent ones, which is due to its microclimate. The distance between Malaga and Manilva is about 70 km and includes almost the same number of beaches. Some are of very good quality with fine golden sand, and some others are not in that good shape. But mostly they are quite nice beaches.

For those tourists looking for luxury and comfort, we have included a review of the main beach clubs in Malaga.

Malaga, Fuengirola, Estepona, Marbella, Manilva… all are municipalities with many kilometers of coast and many kilometers of beaches, if you are looking for Malaga beaches pictures or naturist beaches you will find more by following the links.

Most of those beaches are totally equipped with toilets, lifeguards, water sport possibilities and offer long boardwalks for evening strolls and to enjoy great views.

In our photo gallery we offer a complete selection of beach pictures, showing some of the beaches of the Costa del Sol.

Malaga's beaches are privileged to be located in the capital of the Costa del Sol, with all the amenities and services they represent. With a length of nine miles, they are only surpassed by other destinations like Estepona or Marbella; they are very well served by private and public transport, and isolated from the city traffic with wonderful promenades, becoming true havens of tranquillity.

The city boosts the great advantage of combining excellent infrastructure with a wealth of museums, monuments, gastronomy and culture, along with the option of walking along the beach, taking a sunbath or going for a swim. In Malaga you can appreciate the work of the city´s most famous resident, Pablo Picasso; visit the Moorish Alcazaba and the Roman theatre and enjoy at the same time beaches to relax and unwind.

The urban coast of the city of Malaga has a total of 16 beaches, among which the most popular are La Misericordia, La Malagueta, El Palo, Pedregalejo or San Andres, with facilities that make the beaches safe, accessible and comfortable.

You can choose from popular city beaches, like San Andres, La Malagueta or Pedregalejo; or other more remote ones as Campo de Golf (with an area for nude bathing) or Guadalmar, and even you can choose a charming corner as the Peña del Cuervo or the Baños del Carmen.

In addition, there are plenty of restaurants and bars along the promenades, where to taste the exquisite cuisine of Malaga, where the undisputed kings are the famous grilled sardines and fried fish.

Best beaches in Malaga

  • Malaga city center beaches
    Among the beaches of Malaga the La Malaguetabeach stands out. A town beach located in the center of Malaga and very popular with its citizens. It’s 1.5 km long and consists of dark fine sand.
  • Mijas beaches
    The beach of La Cala (Las Doradas) boasts the Blue Flag of the C. E. E. and offers all kind of services and activities.
  • Marbella beaches
    In Marbella, there is a contrast in its beaches. From golden sand beaches to beaches located within sand dunes in the Cabopino area, as well as some nudists beaches. Feel free to explore Marbella beaches and enjoy your visit.
  • Puerto Banus beaches
    A crowded beach with beachside cafes, showers and possibilities to rent jetskis, kayaks, pedal boats and other things, depending on the respective temporary fashion. The beach of Puerto Banus consists of dark sand and lacks almost any type of stones which makes bathing there an even bigger pleasure.
  • San Pedro de Alcantara beaches
    San Pedro is located in Marbella, and you will be able to explore San Pedro beaches by going past Marbella and Puerto Banus.
  • Estepona beaches
    Playa del Cristo: Semi-urban beach with dark sand. All kind of services and lifeguard
    Costa Natura: The only listed nude beach in Estepona. It’s the second of three almost identical beaches.
    Costa Natura is located between the beaches of Guadalobón and Arroyo Vaquero.
  • Manilva beaches
    Punta Chullera beach: A beach of beautiful bays, surrounded by rocks and low cliffs. In some of the bays you can find nudists. Remarkable are the beach’s landscape and views as well as its ecological richness with clean and transparent waters especially suitable for underwater fishing.

Come to Malaga's beaches for walking or sporting activities; sunbathe or sit in a beach bar, there are many ways to enjoy. Most importantly, Malaga beaches are great to visit year round and are another attraction of the city of Malaga.

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The Costa del Sol offers 300 sunny days a year, average temperatures of 20º C, Hotel developments, all year long apartments for rent, all kind of beaches – urban and isolated ones, a varied offer of leisure, restaurants… What are you waiting for?