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Playa de San Andrés

Málaga, Costa del Sol

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors
This narrow bathing beach is 650 metres long and is immediately adjacent to the south side of Malaga's large shipping port. Playa de San Andrés is not a particularly beautiful beach. However, although the busy coastal road in the background provides permanent background noise, in the height of summer quite a lot of bathers come to the centrally located beach. A grey sandy surface, two attractive chiringuitos, which also hire out loungers and beach umbrellas, children's play areas and a pedal boat hire centre await them. The urban beach, which is not unpopular, is lined by a promenade that connects it with its larger and more appealing neighbouring beach to the south.

Playa de San Andrés - a narrow sandy beach surrounded by Málaga's port and the coastal road

Disenchanting is our impression of Playa de San Andrés, situated to the south of Málaga's large port area. The beach consists of sand and small pebbles, and stretches out along the busy N-340 coastal road. The noise level on the beach is relatively high as a result and significantly hampers relaxation. Although it is regularly cleaned it can also be a bit dirty, especially near the port.

Despite this, Playa de San Andrés has quite a lot of visitors. It's mainly families, but also couples and young people, who come here for a few hours of leisure to cool off, soak up the sun or read a book.

A jetty marks the boundary between the narrow bathing beach and the port, whose huge crane units and container mountains are clearly visible. Along the promenade, which is accompanied by a cycle path, there are two chiringuitos with friendly service, delicious fish and a magnificent sea view. Both restaurants hire out sun umbrellas, beds and loungers. At this typical urban beach, which is incidentally easily accessible for people with impaired mobility, you will also find quite a large children's play area and a pedal boat hire centre. After 650 metres the promenade, which has several entrances to the beach, leads you to the larger, and also, we have to admit, more beautiful neighbouring beach of Playa de la Misericordia.

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Playa de San Andrés 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 83 of 85
Only a few facilities and services and little atmosphere. This beach is not very good for relaxation.
Family: 7/10 points
Place 60 of 85
The beach offers family-friendly facilites and is popular with young and old.
Water sports: 1/10 points
Place 42 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 47 of 85
There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

Atmosphere at the beach
6/10
Ease
5/10
Beauty
2/10
Romance
4/10
Exclusivity
2/10
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Age and nations
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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< 14 Years
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14-21 Years
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22-35 Years
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Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
Roca Mar Chiringuito Map icon
Roca Mar Chiringuito

Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Low

Restaurante Marisqueria Gutierrez Map icon
Restaurante Marisqueria Gutierrez

Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Drinks, Snacks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Normal

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Hidropedales San Andrés
Offer:
Paddleboat

Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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  • Roca Mar Chiringuito
    Roca Mar Chiringuito To map Map icon

    Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Low

  • Restaurante Marisqueria Gutierrez
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    Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Drinks, Snacks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Normal

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  • Hidropedales San Andrés
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    Offer:
    Paddleboat

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geo coordinates: 36.701405, -4.434289
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