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Playa de los Rubios

Chilches, Costa del Sol

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors
Playa de los Rubios stretches out over a good kilometre along a coastal landscape lined with houses and apartment complexes in the south of Andalusia. The beach, which consists of grey sand and pebbles, and can be a bit dirty in places, merges seamlessly with the neighbouring Playa Torre de Benagalbón to the west. As well as lifeguards, showers and toilets you will find two chiringuitos here serving delicious dishes and snacks. In winter surfers dominate the beach scene, but in the summer months it's mostly families that enjoy the beach’s quiet atmosphere.

Playa de los Rubios - a long, quiet beach of sand and pebbles on the Costa del Sol

Playa de los Rubios is 25 minutes from Málaga. Here in the south of Andalusia the long bathing beach stretches out over a good kilometre. In the west it merges seamlessly with the neighbouring Playa Torre de Benagalbón.

You couldn't really call Playa de los Rubios a dream beach. However, you'll find plenty of space and peace here for a relaxed day's bathing with the whole family. Many residents from the surrounding area know and appreciate this, but you'll also come across bathers from Germany and Great Britain. Having said that, on the whole Playa de los Rubios has far fewer visitors than its neighbouring beach.

The surface consists of grey sand, small pebbles and a few larger stones. You'll find a few remains of walls right on the beach. Unfortunately to the east it gets a bit dirtier and there may be cigarette stubs and plastic litter. You won't find any lifeguards on this section of the beach either. At the back of the beach there are numerous houses and holiday apartments.

In winter the conditions are good for surfing, windsurfing and kiting. You'll need to bring your own equipment because there are no water sports operators at Playa de los Rubios. In the summer months you'll mainly come across families, who appreciate the quiet beach atmosphere and the facilities on offer. As well as lifeguard supervision (in the western section of the beach), these include public toilets, showers and a table tennis table.

At either end of the beach there is also a chiringuito. These restaurants bring a nice, relaxed atmosphere to Playa de los Rubios. Chiringuito Amalia serves tasty fish dishes and small snacks. At Carlete's Beach La Estación, which is situated a little higher up, not only is there a beautiful view, but you can also indulge in delicious fish, mouth-watering paella and lots of other delicacies.

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Playa de los Rubios 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: 5/10 points
Place 65 of 85
Although it can get a little busy, you will find a nice spot here where you can relax.
Family: 2/10 points
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The beach as well as the atmosphere of the location are not appealing for families.
Water sports: 4/10 points
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You can only occasionally spot some water-sport activities in the sea here.
Party: 1/10 points
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There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

Atmosphere at the beach
4/10
Ease
5/10
Beauty
1/10
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4/10
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1/10
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Chiringuito Amalia Map icon
Chiringuito Amalia

Offer: Food, Drinks, Snacks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Low

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Carlete's Beach La Estación

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Cheap

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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  • Chiringuito Amalia
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    Offer: Food, Drinks, Snacks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Low

  • Carlete's Beach La Estación
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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Cheap

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

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geo coordinates: 36.712986, -4.231243
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