Beaches

Vamos a la paya!

La Malagueta

This is a very large man made beach in Malaga and it is accessed via the Pablo Picasso promenade whose bars and restaurants are busy day and night. It has a view of the fishing area where you can see the fisherman untangling their nets. There are a number of Chiringuitos offering a selection of drinks and Tapas. Facilities include: disabled access, warning advice, hire of sunbeds and parasols, parking, showers, W.C and a children´s play area. This beach is the closest to the city centre located to the east of the port.

 

Los Alamos Beach

Swimming areas are well marked here and the sandy strip has a place for beaching small boats. In September, in addition to some concerts and promotional events, “Tourist Day” is celebrated here with an Andalusian horse-taming exhibition.

It features street furniture, trees, bushes, public parking lots, as well as sanitation and transportation systems.

Playa del Cuervo

Playa El Peñón del Cuervo, located in the city of Malaga, capital of the Costa del Sol, takes its name from the rock formation that, as an isthmus, divides the beach into two areas. The Peñón del Cuervo is a protected biological enclave, since the discovery of the Malaga houseleek (Limonium malacitanum), an endangered plant species. It is located between Candado Marina and the Fábrica de Cemento.

Concerts and traditional parties called moragas are commonly held on this beach, and it enjoys a barbecue area which has tables and benches. Nearby La Araña also houses a recreational area for sun and beach. It also has a children’s area with games for younger visitors to enjoy.

Torre del Mar

In the summer the beach is ideal with children, because the sea has a long shallow entrance. During the summer there are stalls and attractions for children on the boulevard in the evening. On Thursday morning there is a busy and lively market in the center. At the end of the boulevard towards Vélez-Málaga, you can find several chiringuitos where you can have lunch with good music and a tasty summer cocktails. Bahia de Tanit, is our tip!
During the summer, DJs and live performances are often organized, usually on Sunday afternoons.

Beach of Calahonda (Nerja)

The short beach of Calahonda finds itself in the small city of Nerja, under the Balcone of Europe. This only-120-metres long beach is characterised by dark-grey sand and limpid waters, which are appealing to many tourists. Moreover, the position close to the city centre and the facilities provided (showers, hammocks, bins, cleaning and Rescue Service) make it an unmissable spot if you’re visiting the province of Malaga.

This beach is also disability-friendly, thanks to an easy access to the beach itself. All you have to do is go down the Boquete de Calahonda, which will lead you directly to the blue waters. Last but not least, you can go for a stroll along the Paseo de los Carabineros and find yourself on the nearby beach of Burriana.

If you are near Nerja, we highly recommend you ‘Balcon de Europa’.

In the old town of Nerja is ‘Balcon de Europa’, a viewpoint on a high cliff into the sea (23 meters above sea level). Especially when the weather is clear you have a magnificent view of the coast and mountains behind Nerja. The adjacent picturesque beach Playa Calahonda is therefore become the most photographed beach in Spain, but you can also see Playa Burriana.

Both evening and daytime’s this unique spot attracts many tourists and in the summer there are many artists who make their living as a painter, musician or living statue. Balcon de Europa don’t miss it during your holiday!

El Faro beach Marbella

El Faro Beach is one of the most crowded on the Marbella coast due to its location right in front of the city centre. The great lighthouse presiding over it, lends the beach its name: Faro (“faro” means lighthouse in Spanish).

A complete list of beaches you can find on visitcostadelsol.com.