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The 5 Best Beaches in Malaga

5 Best Beaches in Malaga

The cosmopolitan city of Malaga has so much to offer; not just the wide range of cultural activities and gastronomical offers, but the extensive kilometers of sandy beaches among the coast. There are beaches for everyone. Solaga has prepared our top 5 beaches in Malaga:

1- Malagueta: This much photographed beach is famous for its sand sculpture name “Malagueta” which has become an icon of Malaga! It is the closest to the center (10-15 minute walk and therefore the most visited by people staying in Malaga city). It is 2.35kms in length and there are numerous Chiringuitos (beach restaurants), playgrounds, outdoor gyms and showers along the beach front.

2- Baños del Carmen: A small but magical beach that includes the legendary Baños del Carmen restaurant and bar (an absolute must see). It is made up of two small beaches (one of them, behind an abandoned campsite, where it will be “normal” to see nudists) and the other right next to the restaurant El Balneario, a site visited by locals during the evening. In total the beaches are 430mts long (inc. El balneario).

Baños del Carmen

3- Pedregalejo: This former fishing village has a beach that is made up of small coves separated by breakwater stones, which means the water is perfectly calm and great for a dip; it is very popular with local families and international students (there are several Spanish schools in the area). The length is approximately 1.10kms and offer lots of fresh fish restaurants and bars that come alive after dusk.

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4- Los Alamos (El Cañuelo), Torremolinos: This beach is better known as Los Alamos. It is a wide beach, about 1.5kms long and is visited by young people and foreigners (there are several resorts near the beach). Its restaurants and beach clubs are always lively and make for a “chic” atmosphere among visitors. At night the beach clubs offer some of the best parties during the summer. There are all kinds of services at this beach.

Los Alamos

5- Cabopino, Marbella: This beach is definitely an excellent choice for those who prefer virgin beaches, as most of the beach area has no restaurants or services nearby. Maybe that is the reason why it is so popular among nudists; it is also quite popular with the gay community. Its crystal-clear waters and long sandy beach of 1.5kms, makes Cabopino one of the best beaches in Marbella.

Cabopino

6- Burriana, Nerja: Burriana beach is perfect for everyone. It is a wide beach of about 800mts long with white sand and clear waters. There you can also find the well-known Chiringuito Ayo, with its famous paellas, hammocks, kayaks rental, boats for children … in short, everything you need to keep everyone in family entertained!

Burriana

7- Calahonda, Nerja: Despite being a small beach just 120mts long, is the most iconic and photographed in Nerja. The beach can be seen from the famous viewing platform “Balcony de Europe”. Its crystal clear waters are perfect for a dip after a walk through the pretty town of Nerja.

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