Playa de los Rubios - a long, quiet beach of sand and pebbles on the Costa del Sol
Playa de los Rubios is 25 minutes from Málaga. Here in the south of Andalusia the long bathing beach stretches out over a good kilometre. In the west it merges seamlessly with the neighbouring Playa Torre de Benagalbón.
You couldn't really call Playa de los Rubios a dream beach. However, you'll find plenty of space and peace here for a relaxed day's bathing with the whole family. Many residents from the surrounding area know and appreciate this, but you'll also come across bathers from Germany and Great Britain. Having said that, on the whole Playa de los Rubios has far fewer visitors than its neighbouring beach.
The surface consists of grey sand, small pebbles and a few larger stones. You'll find a few remains of walls right on the beach. Unfortunately to the east it gets a bit dirtier and there may be cigarette stubs and plastic litter. You won't find any lifeguards on this section of the beach either. At the back of the beach there are numerous houses and holiday apartments.
In winter the conditions are good for surfing, windsurfing and kiting. You'll need to bring your own equipment because there are no water sports operators at Playa de los Rubios. In the summer months you'll mainly come across families, who appreciate the quiet beach atmosphere and the facilities on offer. As well as lifeguard supervision (in the western section of the beach), these include public toilets, showers and a table tennis table.
At either end of the beach there is also a chiringuito. These restaurants bring a nice, relaxed atmosphere to Playa de los Rubios. Chiringuito Amalia serves tasty fish dishes and small snacks. At Carlete's Beach La Estación, which is situated a little higher up, not only is there a beautiful view, but you can also indulge in delicious fish, mouth-watering paella and lots of other delicacies.