BEST BEACHES MALAGA AREA
The best beaches Malaga area are considered for many people as the best beaches in Spain. There are quite a few beaches very close to the city that you can walk to in 10-15 minutes, and lots more that are easily reachable by bike – so why not rent one of our Malaga Bike Tours bikes?
SACABA, MISERICORDIA and SAN ANDRES lie to the west of the city- on the other side of the port and the River Guadalmedina. These Malaga beaches are locally known as the beaches of Huelin, which is the name of one of the biggest neighbourhoods and park in the area close to these beaches. Generally, there are more locals at these beaches than tourists, due to the dense population of the neighbouring areas.
These best beaches Malaga area are in front of the Paseo Marítimo Antonio Banderas, a relatively new promenade, equipped with a bike path, kids’ water park, solar panels and windmills. There are plenty of authentic chiringuitos (beach bars) along the promenade where you can enjoy fresh seafood cooked on the outdoor boat barbecues.
The MALAGUETA & LA CALETA: Beaches are the closest beaches to the city centre, just around the corner from Muelle Uno. One of the best beaches Malaga area and the most popular with both locals and tourists alike, the beach bars are open year round. During the summer months, there is an inflatable water park set up in the sea in La Caleta.
PEDREGALEJO & El PALO: Just 4 kms from Malaga Bike Tours shop starts Pedregalejo- an old fisherman’s neighbourhood, full of quaint little houses, lots of chiringuitos and the traditional colourful wooden fishing boats- jábegas- that you can still see being hand-built in make-shift ‘boat yards’ set up on the beach. The promenade from Pedregalejo continues onto El Palo, a similar old fishing neighbourhood. We have discovered that El Palo is the cheapest place for the famous and delicious espetos de sardinas- sardines cooked on a stick over the boat barbecues. You can sometimes find them for a cheap as 1.50€!
EL PEÑON DEL CUERVO: This is one of the best beaches Malaga area. A lovely cove with a big high rock in the sea that you can swim out to, climb up and jump into the water. It is also a great place for having a picnic or a barbecue, but better get there early as it is a really popular place. The only negative thing we have to say about this beach is that there is a big cement factory behind the beach…so just keep looking at the sea!
LA ARAÑA is the next beach along from El Peñon- really quaint little place with just one beach bar.
BEACHES OUTSIDE MALAGA
LA CALA DEL MORAL: By continuing along from La Araña you can find one of the nicest beaches along the Malaga Coast. A very local area and not touristy at all, you can find wide sandy beaches and lots of local bars to eat at.
RINCON DE LA VICTORIA: Cycling through a series of tunnels carved out of the rock, we find the medium-sized town of Rincon de la Victoria. If you make a sharp right turn after the tunnels, the path will lead you to a lovely shrine in the rocks dedicated to the Virgen del Carmen, the patron saint of the sailors.
WEST OF MALAGA:
NATURIST/NUDIST BEACH, GUADALHORCE
Wild in more ways than one, the best beach only nudist/naturist is located on the only natural beach on Málaga’s coastline in the nature reserve of the River Guadalhorce, and one of the best beaches Malaga area (the beach is natural in terms of never having been manipulated or added to by man.) Ask our Malaga Bike Rentals staff for a map and directions on how to get there.
About a 15 km cycle from Málaga Bike Tours, you can reach the promenades and beaches of Los Alamos and Torremolinos. The beach bars here have more of a cocktail bar, chill out vibe to them with some of them offering live music and DJ’s.