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Playa de la Malagueta

Málaga, Costa del Sol

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors
This beautiful urban beach in Málaga should be included in every visit to the large Andalusian port city and will be remembered forever as a highlight of your stay. Almost 20 minutes' walk from the old town and quick to reach on several bus lines, you will find lots of nice chiringuitos, loungers and beach umbrellas, kiosks and shops, fantastic palm-shaded areas of grass, and several children's play areas and fitness trails on the broad area of sand. The one kilometre long beach, which is probably the best known in Málaga, nestles in the gently curved bay, lined by a beautiful promenade that is an inviting spot for a workout.

Playa de la Malagueta - probably the best known beach in Málaga

Despite its central location and broad range of amenities, Playa de la Malagueta never gets hectic or overcrowded. A visit to the magnificent urban beach should be on the to-do list of every trip to Málaga. You should definitely use the bus to get here or make the 20 minute walk from the city centre because it's difficult to park at the beach.

A row of tall palm trees separates Playa de la Malagueta, which lies to the east, from Málaga's many high-rise buildings, and lines the attractive promenade, which stretches out along the 1200 metre long sandy beach. Popular with locals and tourists alike, this beach in the second largest city in Andalusia is appealing not only because of its proximity to Málaga's old town, with its numerous attractions, such as the Cathedral of Santa Iglesia, the Calle Larios shopping mile and the Picasso Museum, but also because of its wide range of amenities.

It has beautiful green areas of grass shaded with palms, several chiringuitos and beach bars, which entice you with cool drinks and tasty specialities from the grill, lots of play areas that provide the kids with plenty of variety and an alternative to paddling, and a few fitness trails, where you can exercise against a fantastic backdrop. In the mornings and evenings many local residents seize the opportunity to lace up their jogging shoes or climb onto their bike and get some exercise while enjoying the magnificent atmosphere along the beautiful promenade.

Playa de la Malagueta has soft, brown sand, free showers and toilets, wheelchair accessible entrances to the beach and lifeguards who keep an eye on your safety. To the west is Málaga’s large trading port. From the beach you can watch the cranes and the hustle and bustle of big and small ships coming and going. A broad jetty, graced by a large lighthouse, separates the beach from the port. Directly on the other side of it lies Muelle Uno, a modern promenade and shopping street with numerous restaurants, which is brought to life by the many beach visitors after sunset. To the east Playa de la Malagueta merges with the marginally smaller neighbouring beach of Playa de la Caleta.

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Sebastian
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does not recommend this beach
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Playa de la Malagueta 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: 6/10 points
Place 46 of 85
At this well-equipped beach you can switch off and forget your day-to-day stress.
Family: 10/10 points
Place 9 of 85
Fun, games and entertainment - a paradise for families!
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 80 of 85
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
Place 81 of 85
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

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We from Beach-Inspector were actually at the beach for you and have spoken personally with the locals to get the complete picture.
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Chiringuito Mami Beach Map icon
Chiringuito Mami Beach

Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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Chiringuito Sicsu

Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Drinks, Snacks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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Antonio Martin

Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: High

Clientel: Normal

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  • Chiringuito Mami Beach
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    Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

  • Chiringuito Sicsu
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    Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Drinks, Snacks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

  • Antonio Martin
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    Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Upscale

    Exclusivity: High

    Clientel: Normal

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geo coordinates: 36.717661, -4.410321
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