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Playa de Torre del Mar

Torre del Mar, Costa del Sol

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors
The several kilometre long sandy beach of Playa de Torre del Mar is situated on the Costa del Sol in the holiday resort with which it shares its name. It is one of the best known beaches in the region and its friendly atmosphere makes it a favourite with international bathers, and for good reason: on the broad area of sand, loungers and beach umbrellas, verdant palm islands, individual fishing boats, inviting chiringuitos, fitness trails and several water sports operators all intermingle. Unrestricted accessibility, a richly diverse range of entertainment, and unique restaurants and beach bars make Playa de Torre del Mar a special place for children, families and older people.

Playa de Torre del Mar - A three kilometre long tourist magnet on the Costa del Sol

Playa de Torre del Mar is one of the most popular holiday destinations on the Costa del Sol in Andalusia. This wide sandy beach, which is around 40 minutes from Málaga, stretches out over a length of more than three kilometres. It is situated in the resort of Torre del Mar, which is populated with holidaymakers from France, Italy and Spain in the summer months. The restaurants along the large promenade, which is lined densely with trees, are just as diverse. At night the centre of the popular holiday resort becomes a bustling crowd of people.

From there you only have to cross the street and you'll find yourselves at the beach, where a richly diverse landscape awaits. The surface consists of fine, grey sand and small pebbles. If you stroll along the beautiful promenade you will discover several fishing boats lying on the dry sand. A number of water sports operators await your visit with pedal boats, stand-up paddle boards, canoes and surfing equipment. The numerous beach umbrella and lounger hire centres can be reached easily on wooden walkways. Between them is a tall wooden tower, from which a lifeguard keeps an eye on things. Play areas, fitness trails, and even a little amusement park with a carousel and other attractions will delight everyone, not only the little ones. You can see the large, blue lighthouse from a distance.

At the back of the beach you'll find lots of colourfully painted toilet blocks and nice chiringuitos at regular intervals. During the day the many verdant palm islands serve as comfy, shaded beach beds for bathers. At night some families spread out their folding furniture and picnic baskets here and dine under the starry sky. They aren't bothered by the large number of passers-by who are out for a stroll. Along the promenade you will find nice little parks, patios where flamenco music is played and danced to, and free dance events. A summer night market also takes place regularly at Playa de Torre del Mar.

This vast family beach has lots of visitors, especially in the summer months. However to the east and west you will still find some peace and natural scenery. The port area of Puerto de la Caleta de Vélez adjoins the jetty that borders the beach to the west. To the east the beach promenade runs into a natural dune landscape. Here you will find the exceptional Café del Mar, which will sweeten your day on the beach with cocktails, food and entertainment in a stylish setting.

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Playa de Torre del Mar 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: 4/10 points
Place 77 of 85
This beach is not great for relaxation, but you will find the odd suitable space to settle down here.
Family: 9/10 points
Place 33 of 85
At this beach you will find everything you need to spend an enjoyable day with the family.
Water sports: 5/10 points
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Wind and waves are not ideal here, but you can still have some fun in the sea.
Party: 4/10 points
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Only moderate party action here, as not many come to this beach to party.

Atmosphere at the beach
6/10
Ease
4/10
Beauty
5/10
Romance
4/10
Exclusivity
5/10
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Age and nations
We from Beach-Inspector were actually at the beach for you and have spoken personally with the locals to get the complete picture.
Age groups
< 14 Years
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Sport boat, Boat, Stand-up paddling, Jetski, Paddleboat
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
Chiringo Map icon
Chiringo

Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

Café del Mar Map icon
Café del Mar

Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Music, Dancing, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Upscale

Exclusivity: High

Clientel: Normal

www.cafedelmartorredelmar.com
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Sirena Beach Club

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

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Mediterraneum

Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Drinks, Snacks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Normal

Clientel: Normal

Gastronomy at the beach
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Hidropedales Torre del Mar
Offer:
Paddleboat

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Mega Splash Torre del Mar
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Waterpark

Watersports School Torre del Mar Map icon
Watersports School Torre del Mar
Offer:
Wind surfing, Stand-up paddling, Boat, Canoe

Water sports at the beach
Restaurants, Bars & Water sport providers
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  • Chiringo
    Chiringo To map Map icon

    Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

  • Café del Mar
    Café del Mar To map Map icon

    Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Music, Dancing, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Upscale

    Exclusivity: High

    Clientel: Normal

    www.cafedelmartorredelmar.com
  • Sirena Beach Club
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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

  • Mediterraneum
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    Offer: Food, Sun-loungers, Drinks, Snacks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Normal

    Clientel: Normal

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  • Hidropedales Torre del Mar
    Hidropedales Torre del Mar To map Map icon
    Offer:
    Paddleboat

  • Mega Splash Torre del Mar
    Mega Splash Torre del Mar To map Map icon
    Offer:
    Waterpark

  • Watersports School Torre del Mar
    Watersports School Torre del Mar To map Map icon
    Offer:
    Wind surfing, Stand-up paddling, Boat, Canoe

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Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 36.737833, -4.093305
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geo coordinates: 36.737833, -4.093305
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  • Jellyfish
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