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Playa Malapesquera

Benalmádena, Costa del Sol

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors
Benalmádena is one of the most popular holiday resorts on the Costa del Sol. Right next to the large marina is Playa Malapesquera, which provides a huge number of sunseekers and keen beachgoers with space for sunbathing and loungers to lie on. On its widest sections there is even enough space for several football pitches. In addition to the good bathing conditions, clear water and fine sand, together with an exemplary infrastructure, the beach promenade also has a wide range of restaurants and small shops.

Playa Malapesquera - huge stretch of sand in a popular holiday resort

Playa Malapesquera is right in the popular holiday resort of Benalmádena-Costa (a district of Benalmádena) on the Costa del Sol, approximately half an hour by car from Málaga. If you're not staying in one of the numerous hotels in the town, but are coming by car instead, it can be quite difficult to find a parking space in the height of summer. The beach gets lots of visitors and there are very few parking spaces nearby. Your best bet is to drive straight to one of the covered car parks.

At its eastern end Playa Malapesquera adjoins the large marina at Benalmádena, the Puerto Marina. This covers a huge area and, with over 1000 moorages and numerous restaurants, is an attraction in itself. In this section of the beach, which is also called Zona Torrebermeja, the fine grey sandy surface gets a good deal wider and has room for several beach soccer pitches. At this end you'll find a friendly water sports operator where you can hire equipment and book courses in surfing, windsurfing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. Further west there is also a pedal boat hire facility.

To the west the bay gets gradually narrower, but there is still plenty of room for setting up the loungers and sun umbrellas available for rent here. A restaurant right at the back of the sands even has cabins where you can get changed. There's another pleasant restaurant that becomes a party location in the evenings. To the back of Playa Malapesquera there is a small park area with fitness equipment. At a slightly higher level there's a beach promenade with numerous beach accessories shops, cafés and restaurants.

"Malapesquera" actually means "no good for fishing", which presumably refers to the disappointing catch obtained by fishermen from this bay. However, it’s the perfect spot for those who'd like to spend a day - or even their entire holiday - on a vast beach of fine sand, where holidaymakers want for nothing, not even space. It's true that in the height of summer Playa Malapesquera attracts lots of visitors and it can get very crowded in the water. Even so you'll always find more than enough room for a bit of privacy, either at the back or at the sides.

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Steffen
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Playa Malapesquera is suitable for
Every beach is unique. Apart from how the beach looks and its surroundings it is mainly the people and the amenities here which give the beach its character.
Relaxation: 3/10 points
Place 80 of 85
Only a few facilities and services and little atmosphere. This beach is not very good for relaxation.
Family: 9/10 points
Place 13 of 85
At this beach you will find everything you need to spend an enjoyable day with the family.
Water sports: 7/10 points
Place 1 of 85
Water-sports conditions are so good that it is worth coming to this beach just for the surfing.
Party: 5/10 points
Place 4 of 85
There are only a few who come here to party, but the atmosphere is still lively.

Atmosphere at the beach
5/10
Ease
6/10
Beauty
3/10
Romance
5/10
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5/10
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Canoe, Paddleboat, Stand-up paddling
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
Gloria Bendita Restaurante Playa Map icon
Gloria Bendita Restaurante Playa

Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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Malapesquera Beach

Offer: Food, Drinks, Music

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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Surf Way
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Canoe, Stand-up paddling, Surfing, Wind surfing

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  • Gloria Bendita Restaurante Playa
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    Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

  • Malapesquera Beach
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    Offer: Food, Drinks, Music

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

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  • Surf Way
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    Offer:
    Canoe, Stand-up paddling, Surfing, Wind surfing

Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 36.596838, -4.516411
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  • Sea urchins
  • Jellyfish
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