Malaga in July – Temperature, beach and sunbathing

Are you planning to visit Malaga in July and wondering what the weather is like and what the situation after covid? In this article I am going to explain you everything you need to know to enjoy your holidays with complete peace of mind.

The month of July usually has hot days, known as “terral” in Malaga. These are ideal days to spend in the swimming pool or on the beach.

Enjoying Malaga in July

There are many reasons to want to visit Malaga during the month of July, one of them is the weather and of course the beach.

Beach in Torremolinos in July
I went with my child to the beach in Torremolinos in July. The water has a perfect temperature and we both did enjoy it.

July is already starting to become a major tourist attraction, so there are more and more people on the beach. If you want to avoid the biggest crowds but you like summer, this is the perfect month. On the other hand, if you want to experience summer in all its splendour, visit Malaga in August.


Malaga weather in July

Malaga’s weather in July is characterised by rising temperatures; the sea water is already usually at a pleasant temperature for bathing and the sun can already cause burns if we are not careful; I can recommend you to take a look at our article on sunbathing tips.


Maximum temperatures no longer tend to fall below 30 degrees, while minimum temperatures reach 20 degrees, usually at night.

temperatura de Málaga en julio

During this month it is already possible to find especially high temperatures; in 2019 were reached a maximum of 39ºC in the middle of the month, although the normal temperature was around 30ºC. The minimum temperatures do not usually fall below 20 ºC or less during the night, so it is possible to take a nice walk on the beach shore at sunset.

More information about the weather and temperatures here:

Does it rain in Malaga in July?

It usually does not rain in Malaga in July. The average rainfall in recent years is 0, so we can expect that it will not rain any day and if it does, it will be in a very casual way.

You don’t need an umbrella or rain gear, it is not going to rain in July in Malaga.

Is it safe to swim at the beach?

Dean playing on the shore
My son had fun playing on the beach in July.

It is absolutely safe to swim at the beach, in fact the other day I went with my son and we had a great day at the beach in Malaga. The temperature was perfect and I could see my own feet, the water was crystal clear.

Sea temperature in July in Malaga

The sea has already reached a pleasant temperature of about 22 or 23 degrees, it will only be exceeded during the month of August in Malaga but not by much more. ¿How does it feel that temperature? For me it feels a little bit cold in the beginning, but very easy to acclimatize and in the end you end up not wanting to leave the water.

If you are thinking of enjoying the beach and a swim in the sea, this month is ideal to do so.

What clothes do you need to come to Malaga in July

July is the month with the highest level of ultraviolet rays. We recommend always being ready with protective cream and sunglasses.


Transfers from the airport

I will not recommend bringing towels, mats or any other utensils for the beach. You can buy everything at any shop next to the beach at a good price and save some space in your luggage.

  • More than one swimsuit; especially useful to use while another one dries.
  • Shorts.
  • T-shirts and short-sleeved shirts.
  • Summer pyjama.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sun cream with an appropriate protection factor. You can read our guide to sunbathing if you have doubts about which one you will need.

Recommended activities in July

Usually there are many events and activities in July. There may be limitations this year due to the situation with the coronavirus and to avoid crowding.

  • The Benalmadena cable car opens during the whole month.
  • It is also a perfect month to enjoy the natural pools in Malaga; although always respecting the safety distance from other people.
  • I did write some things to do in Marbella and also in Benalmadena; in case you want to read some ideas.
  • There are concerts in July 2022, if you are interested you can take a look at the artists visiting us during the month of July both in Marenostrum Fuengirola and Starlite Marbella.
  • The processions of the Virgen del Carmen on July 16th, you might want to see how it is one of the most spectacular traditions of Malaga. They are celebrated in a special way in the coastal districts.
  • The Antequera Light Festival 2024 takes place on the 12th and 13th of July, to commemorate the declaration of the Dolmens as World Heritage. It takes place in the auditorium of the Museum from 20.30 hours.
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Raúl G.T

Travel blogger, web developer and content editor. Author of many of the travel guides and tips available online about Andalucia, Malaga and Spain.

2 thoughts on “Malaga in July – Temperature, beach and sunbathing”

  1. Hi Raul. Thank you so much for the content. Great information. I was planning to fly to Malaga this summer but due to Covid we had to change plans. We live in America and planes are not allow to land anywhere in Europe. We are si disappointed. But we are watching the news and as soon as restrictions ease we’ll be there. Will contact you then. My email is: (edited) if you want to send me updates. Thank you and stay safe and healthy.

    1. Thanks to you Kathy for reading and commenting! I edited your email, as robots might use it for sending spam. I recommend you to subscribe to our blog (right column) and follow us in Facebook, so we can be in contact 🙂

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