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Playa de Pedregalejo

Málaga, Costa del Sol

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors
Playa de Pedregalejo is a popular beach in the east of Málaga. There are several restaurants, bars and cafés here on the beautiful, palm-fringed beach promenade. A few of them have trendy, tasteful furnishings and become hotspots of Málaga's party scene at night. The beach itself has impressively good bathing conditions in its four small bays, which are separated from one other by breakwaters. As well as fine sand, numerous sun loungers, good facilities and a clean, well-kept appearance, there’s a view of the port of Málaga, a few kilometres away.

Playa de Pedregalejo - popular quadruple bay with lively beach promenade

Playa de Pedregalejo lies in front of the town of Pedregalejo, just a few minutes by car or on the public bus service from the port in Málaga. A beautiful, palm-lined promenade runs alongside the whole of the roughly 1200 metre beach, which consists of fine brown sand. The beach is split into four bays, which are sheltered to the left and right by breakwaters made up of large, pale stones. In three of the bays there is also a stone promontory in the middle, with a concrete surface that is easy to walk along.

In addition, to the east there is another area with fewer visitors next to a pedestrian bridge. The bridge leads over a river, which only has enough water to cross the beach and reach the sea in the winter months. This section of the beach is called Las Acacias. At the other end, to the west, there is another little bay in front of a small wood. Dogs are tolerated here, although they are not officially allowed on the beach.

On the beach promenade there are numerous bars, cafés and restaurants, some of which have lavish, modern furnishings. However most of the tables and chairs are on the terraces and right on the promenade, which is pedestrianised. Next to the promenade, a few restaurants have put up grill huts in the sand opposite, where fresh fish is prepared. On the beach there are loungers and sun umbrellas available for hire in several places. Playa de Pedregalejo has plenty of other facilities as well, including public toilets and showers, children's play areas, volleyball courts and football pitches. Lifeguards keep an eye on visitors' safety in the water. On the sand, grassy islands where palm trees grow provide additional, free shade.

However there isn't much on offer here for water sports lovers. There is just one restaurant on the promenade that functions as a kayak hire station. The bathing conditions, on the other hand, are good and the water only gets deeper very gradually. Older people and families with small children know and appreciate this. However, Playa de Pedregalejo is also very much appreciated by younger people. The district of Pedregalejo is well-known as a student quarter with plenty of nightlife. In stylish bars by the beach there are lively parties in the evenings and at night, and lots of visitors come back during the day to enjoy the sun and the water or spend time with friends in the restaurants and cafés.

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Playa de Pedregalejo 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 55 of 85
Although it can get a little busy, you will find a nice spot here where you can relax.
Family: 10/10 points
Place 2 of 85
Fun, games and entertainment - a paradise for families!
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 30 of 85
No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 2/10 points
Place 19 of 85
Not much happening at this beach and you won't find any party locations here either.

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4/10
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4/10
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4/10
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Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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Pez Tomillo Tapas-Bar

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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La Chancla

Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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SWAN Pedregalejo
Offer:
Stand-up paddling

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geo coordinates: 36.721303, -4.373496
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