Playa del Dedo
Playa del Dedo is a 550 metre long bay, which consists of sand and pebbles and is situated in the residential district of El Palo in the east of Málaga. The friendly bathing beach is bordered by a small marina in the east and a dry estuary in the west. In between them runs a promenade, with several restaurants and snack bars. Two awards make the relaxed urban beach popular, not only with local residents. The infrastructure for disabled people is also exemplary, with a special lounging area and water wheelchairs available.

Playa del Dedo - multi-award-winning urban beach in the east of Málaga

The residential area of El Palo is situated on the east coast of Málaga and has several beaches. One of these is Playa del Dedo, which is at the eastern end of El Palo. It's only a few minutes' drive here from the centre of Málaga, along the N-340 coastal road. This runs directly behind the beach, so the constant drone of car engines is unlikely to escape the notice of observant bathers on the beach.

Despite this the beach has lots of visitors and is very popular, particularly with the locals. To the east it is bordered by the small marina, El Candado. In the west a footbridge leads across a dried up estuary to the neighbouring beaches, Playa de Palo and Playa de Pedregalejo. As at these two larger beaches, a small promenade runs along Playa del Dedo. It is lined with numerous apartment blocks, but several restaurants with spacious, shady outside areas invite you to take a nice rest. Along the broad promenade you will find fish specialities fresh from the grill, hamburgers and chips, and several kiosks, where you can stock up on cool drinks and snacks.

The surface of the beach, which is around 25 metres wide, is dark and consists mainly of sand but can be quite stony in between. You will also find a pedal boat hire centre here, a football pitch and a fitness trail, enticing you to get active. The special feature of this beach, apart from its awards for environmental sustainability (blue flag) and tourism, is the excellent infrastructure for disabled people and wheelchair users. From the promenade you can reach a covered lounging area via boardwalks. Here there are several water wheelchairs to facilitate your bathing experience.

Everything you need to know

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Our rating
  • Relaxation
    6/10
  • Family
    10/10
  • Water sport
    1/10
  • Party
    1/10
How did you like the beach?
Playa del Dedo 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
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At this well-equipped beach you can switch off and forget your day-to-day stress.
Family: 10/10 points
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Fun, games and entertainment - a paradise for families!
Water sports: 1/10 points
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No wind and no waves here mean that this is definitely the wrong place for water-sports enthusiasts.
Party: 1/10 points
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There is nothing going on at this beach and no party in sight for miles.

Atmosphere at the beach
7/10
Ease
5/10
Beauty
5/10
Romance
3/10
Exclusivity
3/10
Flirt
Age and nations
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Age groups
< 14 Years
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14-21 Years
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22-35 Years
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36-50 Years
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> 50 Years
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Brits
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Beach facts
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Water sports
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Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
Hidropedales del Dedo Map icon
Hidropedales del Dedo

El Tintero Map icon
El Tintero

Offer: Food, Drinks, Snacks

Price level: Cheap

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Low

www.restauranteeltintero.com
Bar - Restaurante Los Parales Map icon
Bar - Restaurante Los Parales

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Cheap

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Low

Gastronomy at the beach
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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  • Hidropedales del Dedo
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  • El Tintero
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    Offer: Food, Drinks, Snacks

    Price level: Cheap

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Low

    www.restauranteeltintero.com
  • Bar - Restaurante Los Parales
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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Cheap

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Low

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Risks
  • Jellyfish