Playa de la Caleta - A central, but quiet, urban beach with excellent chiringuitos
Playa de la Caleta is one of several urban beaches in the Andalusian port metropolis of Málaga. It is situated east of the city centre in the hotel and residential district with which it shares its name, and can be reached via the N340 coastal road that runs behind it. The parking situation at this beach is tricky to say the least. The beach doesn't have its own car park so you have to use the one way street, La Caleta, to park. If you want to avoid the inconvenient search for a parking space, we recommend coming by bus, scooter or on foot. The walk from the centre of Málaga to the beach takes 20 minutes and the bus links are excellent too.
Playa de la Caleta is reached along a broad, palm-lined promenade, which leads past the well-known urban beach of La Malagueta. There is no natural border between the two beaches, the latter of which has significantly more visitors. On the promenade, which leads you to Playa de la Caleta, there is a small fitness trail where you can add variety to your day at the beach with a good power training session looking out over the sea. On this beautiful urban beach you will encounter a mixed crowd. A huge range of nationalities and different age groups enjoy lazing pleasantly on the centrally located Playa de la Caleta.
The long city beach stretches out over a kilometre between two protective, curved jetties. It is made up of somewhat dark, fine sand and small pebbles. The lofty panorama of the old town and houses of Málaga rises in the background. On the broad area of sand, which is around 20 metres wide and extends right to the jetties, you will find showers, toilets, walkways that reach almost right up to the water's edge, several playgrounds and the grassy areas that are so typical of this coastal region and invite you to take a relaxed nap under the shade of the palm trees. A small pedal boat hire centre is also located on the beach.
At the back of the beach, which has barrier-free access from the promenade, several beach bars and restaurants have been established. They are all very stylishly and exclusively furnished and serve cocktails, snacks and delicious meals. You can also hire beach umbrellas and loungers here.