Málaga is a beautiful city and walking around its streets is a real pleasure for both, people visiting the city and for anyone that already lives here all year round. Living the experience of the city from the inside is fantastic, but if the heat and tired muscles get the best of you, why not have a great time on one of the numerous beaches in Málaga.
As Malaga is a full on costal city, we have a great diversity of beaches for all types of interests, also they’re all well connected with the center of the city, some being only 5 minutes away from Larios street. Also, you can get some really nice meals and drinks that display Málaga’s most authentic and traditional side in the vast amount of chiringuitos on the boardwalks.
Best beaches in Málaga
One of the best options among the multiples choice for beaches close to the center of Málaga would be La Malagueta as it’s only 10 minutes away from the center and has a lot of space as it’s 1200m long and 45m wide, so there’s enough space for everyone to find their perfect spot. If the heat and Sun get a bit too much, it also has a few areas with palm trees that provide a good amount of shade to cool down.
If you’re here at the end of June, the evening of the 23rd is a very special night as it’s San Juan. During San Juan you’re in for a really original and authentic experience as their will be a great atmosphere with many fires lit on the beach and live music all over the beach to create a night you won’t be forgetting.
This beach gets its name from an old provincial asylum from the beginning of the last century, the asylum was called Casa de La Misericordia, it’s one of the best beaches in Málaga and one of the biggest with a length of around 2000 meters. It’s one of the most famous beaches due to its increased space and the fact that it also has a few buildings and chimneys from the industrial era from the 19th century. It’s uniqueness comes from a rather original thing that happens here called ”La Ola del Melillero” which happens when the ferry that comes from Melilla into the port of Málaga goes past the beach and makes the tide get quite wild for a few minutes
You can also go to the Vehicle Museum as its right next to the beach. It’s one of the more accessible beaches for people with reduced mobility, for more information on this, have a look at the article we wrote about this.
This beach in Málaga has an extension of 1200 meter long and is in the middle of the old Pedregalejo fisher neighbourhood, it’s a great place to go to one of the chiringuitos and have some great food that’s fresh and full of flavour, we recommend trying the fish and seafood dishes as they’re a speciality in this area. To make the most of the views, it’s a really nice place to see when the sun is going down with a few friends and great drinks.
El Palo Beach
El Palo beach is right next to Pedregalejo and it’s one of the most attractive beaches in Málaga. It’s about 1200m long, has dark and smooth sand. It also has a few areas with grass and palm trees that make it a perfect place to relax from the Sun and have a nice calm moment with friends and maybe some card games. If you want to relax on the water, you can also get one of the pedal boats and have a great time in the sea. Another great thing to see is the Virgen del Carmen on the 16th of July, in which some of the fisher walk down the boardwalk with images of the Virgen del Carmen and it gives way to a week of festivities, concerts and numerous markets.
If, after a day on the best beaches of Málaga, you want to learn more about the culture of the city, we propose you to do our free tour around Málaga, with departures at 11:00 from the Plaza de La Constitución..