La Malagueta Beach
Paseo de Pablo Ruíz Picasso, Malaga, Costa del Sol, 29016
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- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, First-time travellers, Sporty types, No fuss, People watching
Expert review of La Malagueta Beach
This semi-urban beach, which lines an upmarket district of the city, is, without doubt, the most popular choice for the Malagueños. It reminds me a lot of the regenerated beach in Barcelona. I love the fact that it’s a mere 15 minutes’ stroll (if you’re taking it very easy) from the main shopping district, but hate the fact that it often gets strewn with litter, which is probably just down to the sheer number of people here in the height of the season. The water though is remarkably clean for a city centre beach. I’ve spent many hours watching the microcosm of society on the beach and the cruise liners coming and going from the nearby dock. A lovely way to spend an afternoon!
There’s a huge selection of ‘authentic’ (read: loud and lively) chiringuitos (beachbars), seving locally-caught fish and seafood, including the mouth-watering Malaga speciality pescaíto frito (small, fried fish).
You’ll be charged 4.50 euros for the use of a sunbed.
More information on La Malagueta Beach:
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- Paseo de Pablo Ruíz Picasso, Malaga, Costa del Sol, 29016
- Months open:
- All year round