Playa de Benajarafe
Playa de Benajarafe, which begins in the small town of Benajarafe between Rincón de la Victoria and Torre del Mar on the Costa del Sol, is long and broad. This beautiful sand and pebble beach has several chiringuitos, sanitary facilities, a promenade, sun loungers and children's play areas. It's mainly locals that come here to spend a relaxed day bathing. To the east the number of buildings decreases. The beach gets narrower and more natural and secluded.

Playa de Benajarafe - a long, unspectacular bathing beach for a relaxed family day

Playa de Benajarafe lies calm and tranquil on the Andalusian coastline between Rincón de la Victoria and Torre del Mar. It is located in the fishing village of Benajarafe, around thirty minutes east of Málaga, and stretches over one and a half kilometres eastwards from there.

A promenade runs along the beach, which is sandy and interspersed with pebbles. Here there are several chiringuitos, where you can indulge in regional specialities. At Pedro’s you can enjoy paella, espetos and other fish dishes from the grill. In the convivial Casa Matilde you can indulge in grilled fish, as well as salads and other delicacies. There's also a lounger service connected with the restaurant. To the east the number of buildings and facilities on and around the beach decreases. It is more natural and peaceful here and only individual houses can be seen amongst the trees and shrubs. The little chiringuito Puntarena is located here. This friendly restaurant will win you over with its fair prices and delicious Spanish menus.

On the long sandy beach of Benajarafe you will find lots of locals and Spaniards soaking up the sun and relaxing. The large tourist destinations like Torre del Mar attract most of the foreign bathers. Benajarafe does have individual hotels and holiday apartments, and a few restaurants, bars and shops, but on the whole the small town, with its landmark - a 19th century watchtower called the Fat Tower (Torre Moya), is not a tourist magnet.

As a result the broad sand and pebble beach is usually rather empty. Especially to the east you will find plenty of space, peace and privacy even in peak season. On the western section of the beach, between patches of grass where clusters of palm trees grow, there are football, volleyball and children's play areas. In the summer months a large number of families make up the majority of the visitors. There are no water sports but they like the gentle slope into the clean, cool water.

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Our rating
  • Relaxation
    6/10
  • Family
    9/10
  • Water sport
    1/10
  • Party
    1/10
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Playa de Benajarafe 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: 9/10 points
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At this beach you will find everything you need to spend an enjoyable day with the family.
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
6/10
Ease
6/10
Beauty
7/10
Romance
5/10
Exclusivity
2/10
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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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Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
Chiringuito Pedro Map icon
Chiringuito Pedro

Offer: Food, Drinks, Snacks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Low

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Casa Matilde

Offer: Food, Drinks, Snacks

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

Gastronomy at the beach
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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  • Chiringuito Pedro
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    Offer: Food, Drinks, Snacks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Low

  • Casa Matilde
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    Offer: Food, Drinks, Snacks

    Price level: Upscale

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

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Risks
  • Jellyfish