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Playa de Guadalmar

Torremolinos, Costa del Sol

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Summary of the Beach Inspectors
Playa de Guadalmar beach is situated on the coast in front of Málaga airport. Because of its proximity to the runway the aircraft are clearly audible. If that doesn't bother you, you'll find plenty of space on the large area of sand and good prices in the chiringuitos. The beach is especially, but by no means exclusively, popular with the lesbian and gay community. Families and locals from the surrounding area like to come here regularly as well. Be careful of the currents - they can be dangerous.

Playa de Guadalmar - extensive natural beach near the airport

Playa de Guadalmar beach is situated on the Costa del Sol near the district of Guadalmar, next to Málaga airport's flight path. To the north-east it is bounded by the estuary of Rio Guadalhorce and in the south-west it merges with the neighbouring beach of Playa de Campo de Golf. A wasteland with little bits of woodland lies behind it, part of which is used as a large car park for the beach.

The beach itself consists of the pale, grey-brown, fine sand that is typical of the region and is mixed with pebble stones in places towards the water. The majority of the beach and the adjacent area is undeveloped. Two chiringuitos (beach bars) provide drinks and food and hire out loungers and sun umbrellas. Unfortunately though, the noise of the aircraft from the nearby Málaga airport has a negative impact on the atmosphere at Playa de Guadalmar beach. If that doesn't put you off, you'll get good value for money here.

There's also a water sports operator on site, who specialises in windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) and surfing. There are lifeguards on duty, which is a good thing, since the beach is well-known for its currents, which are dangerous in places. It's a good idea to find out about the currents before going into the water, and weak swimmers should not go out of their depth.

The beach is well-known and popular amongst the lesbian and gay community, which holds large parties several times a year in the chiringuitos. On the neighbouring beach of Playa de Campo de Golf you can bathe nude.

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Playa de Guadalmar 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: 3/10 points
Place 84 of 85
Only a few facilities and services and little atmosphere. This beach is not very good for relaxation.
Family: 5/10 points
Place 72 of 85
Even though It is not ideal here, you will still see some families around.
Water sports: 6/10 points
Place 4 of 85
Wind and waves are ok here and therefore the beach is popular with water-sports enthusisasts.
Party: 6/10 points
Place 2 of 85
The beach is not really a party hotspot, but you can still spend a lively evening here.

Atmosphere at the beach
6/10
Ease
4/10
Beauty
2/10
Romance
3/10
Exclusivity
7/10
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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.
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< 14 Years
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La Traviata

Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Low

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Termiko

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Safo Beach

Offer: Food, Drinks, Snacks

Price level: Local standard

Exclusivity: Low

Clientel: Low

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  • La Traviata
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    Offer: Food, Snacks, Drinks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Low

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  • Safo Beach
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    Offer: Food, Drinks, Snacks

    Price level: Local standard

    Exclusivity: Low

    Clientel: Low

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Location of the beach
geo coordinates: 36.660103, -4.463278
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