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.