Fairly obviously this is La Malagueta beach, Malaga’s most popular strip of – as usual – grey sand. Photo by elfeffe.
Are Malaga beaches worthwhile?
The gray sand beaches and reasonably calm waters along the bay of Malaga are all well-maintained and well-provided with facilities, ideal for families.
The favourite is Playa de la Malagueta, a man-made, Blue Flag urban beach only 10 minutes from the Malaga city centre but parking is difficult, mostly along the roadside opposite, so a bike or bus would be a better way to get here.
Malaga city is seen by many foreign tourists as a transit point to other more interesting Andalusian cities such as Seville, Ronda, Cordoba and Granada but actually it’s not a bad place to hang out for two or three days, with some excellent museums, friendly local people, terrific dining and a lively nightlife, though a bit short in the interesting architecture department. It also has a colourful Semana Santa (Holy Week to you) before Easter with processions and varied happenings, though Seville’s Semana Santa is far more extreme and set in a gorgeous city.
Another view of Malagueta beach just out of season, bordered by Paseo Maritimo. Photo by Bogdan Migulski.