It is not because summer is over and the breeze started to get a little cooler, that the beaches of Malaga shouldn’t be visited. Until December, and sometimes even January, you can enjoy a great temperature in Malaga. There are 161 km of sandy beaches, with a wide range of great bars and restaurants, with fresh seafood and delicious drinks. Lots of family-friendly chiringuitos, water sports and nudist beaches, if you fancy something like that.
Over the years, towns and villages of Malaga have boosted their cultural options, but the beaches of Malaga will always be a popular holiday choice. There are plenty of Blue Flag Beaches, a programme created in 1987 to “promote sustainable development through strict criteria in the categories of Water Quality, Environmental Education, Management and Information, Safety and other services”, according to Blue Flag beache’s webpage.
Find bellow a list of the 7 top beaches around Malaga province to enjoy!
Playa del Canuelo
Part of the Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo Natural Park, this quiet cove near Nerja is perfect to spend a whole day at the beach. Great for snorkelling, canoeing and stand up paddle surfers, as the waters can be very calm and flat. Around this area, also search for Maro and Molino de Papel.
Closer 10 km to the centre of Nerja, La Cala de las Albequillas is one of those cities that are never too busy. It is highly recommended for those who search for a tranquil area. Due to its crystal clear water, it is perfect for snorkelling as it has a wide range of fish species,underwater caves and rock formations to explore. Swimsuits are optional, so don’t be surprise if you see nudists around.
Playa del Cristo
Just outside Estepona, this beautiful Blue Flag beach is formed by a small bay with crystal clear water. With a car parking just behind the sand dunes, it is highly recommended for families, with young children, as you can reach your vehicle easy and fast to get any extras supplies.
Playa la Herradura
Allocated in Almunecar, this beach is great for water sport lovers. Scuba-divers, windsurfers and kitesurfers especially. The Sierra Nevada is just a few minutes away, so you can ski and swim in the same day if you want.
El Peñón del Cuervo
A very popular destination, especially amongst a younger crowd, El Penon del Cuervo is a symbol for Malaga. Known for numerous barbecues and parties during summer, it has a wide area for picnics and parking. With 450 meters long, it is one of the best beaches of the area. Far from the city centre, the only bad aspect about it is a cement industry closeby. To get to the beach, you have to take the way out of the industry and pass a tunnel that leads you to the beach. Remember to take your own food and drinks, as there are no chiringuitos around.
One of the most elegant beaches of the Marbella zone, known as the Golden Mile, Nagüeles is 800 meters wide. It has a gold and fine sand, the beach is clean everyday and there are lifeguards available the whole year. It’s hosts the greatest restaurants and the most exclusive beach clubs of Marbella and it is a known destination for the wealthy and famous. The areas around offer plenty of services and amenities, and you can easily rent a luxury yacht or bicycles to ride on the paseo.
Playa de Torrevigía
Located between the beaches of Arroyo de la Miel and Torrequebrada, the beach of Torrevigía is surrounded by great restaurants and one of the busiest beaches of Benalmadena, visited not only by locals but also by tourists. It has clear waters and rock formations to explore the life of crabs and millions of fish species. After your beach day, get to know the impressive Sea Life Aquarium, in Benalmadena Port.
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