Playa del Cenicero - friendly, but not crowded, sandy beach on the Costa del SolPlaya del Cenicero is located on the south coast of Andalusia, around 45 minutes from Málaga. It stretches out over more than a kilometre along the longest beach promenade on the Costa del Sol, which it shares with its neighbouring beach, Playa de Ferrara. Along the broad, colourfully paved promenade you will also find numerous restaurants, cafés, bars and shops here at Playa del Cenicero. The hotel and apartment complexes at the beach dominate the scenery, but less so than at Playa de Ferrara. The low buildings blend into the beach landscape much more harmoniously here. Lush green bushes, flowers and shrubs line the promenade, enhancing its beauty. The promenade ends around half way along Playa del Cenicero and at this point the beach continues with a natural, unspoiled section. If you want some time out and a bit more peace and quiet, you're sure to find it in this beautiful, natural dune landscape, which characterises the western section of Playa del Cenicero.
Cenicero means "ashtray" in English. However this name does not do the beach justice. It consists of clean, grey sand that can get very hot, so we recommend that you wear beach flip flops or sandals. Other than that, here - as at Playa de Ferrara – you will find a broad, long area of sand that is inviting for a good long session of sunbathing and relaxing. Numerous loungers and beach umbrellas are also available, as are lifeguards, showers and toilets. In comparison to Playa de Ferrara it's a bit quieter and more tranquil here on the whole.
At the east end of the beach you will find two chiringuitos. As well as paella and a selection of meat and fish dishes, both serve the well-known sardines on skewers. This regional speciality is prepared spectacularly on an open fire. Another feature of this beach is the water play park, Mega Splash, where kids can spend time sliding, climbing and messing about. Because of its barrier-free access, Playa del Cenicero is ideal for families and people with physical disabilities.