10 best beaches on the Costa del Sol
The province of Malaga offers its visitors the possibility of enjoying extraordinary corners. If you come on holiday to the Costa del Sol, you can’t miss its fabulous beaches. You will find everything you are looking for: sand, transparent waters, and warm temperatures. We have created this compilation of the 10 best beaches on the Costa del Sol, we are sure you will love them.
1- Maro Beach, Nerja
500 meters of coarse sand on a clean beach surrounded by beauty among vegetation, crops, reeds and a beautiful blue-green sea. Its clean and crystalline water will make you enjoy spectacular views under the sea of corals and fish that are hidden between the stones.
Accessible to the elderly, children and the disabled. With parking for your car, located a few meters from the beach.
2- Calahonda Beach, Nerja
Calahonda is a beach about one hundred and twenty metres long and twenty metres wide. It is a beach with a high level of occupation given its privileged location (in the centre of Nerja). It has pleasant, medium-grain, dark-coloured sand and moderate waves. Its access is not difficult, although it is not adapted for disabled people. To reach the sand you have to go down a zig-zag ramp with steps.
During the summer it has a surveillance service and danger signs. In addition to a shower and hammock service at a very good price.
3- Cabopino Beach, Marbella
It is one of the beaches of Malaga where you can feel a special sense of freedom and connection with nature. Its landscape, dotted with imposing dunes and delicate native vegetation such as sea daffodils or junipers, will not leave you indifferent.
Cabopino beach covers an area of 1,200 metres located in the Artola Dunes, a valuable protected natural area in the heart of the Costa del Sol. In 2001, the Andalusian Regional Government declared the Artola Dunes a Natural Monument.
3- Peñon del Cuervo Beach, Málaga
It receives this name thanks to the rock that emerges from the sea that amazes bathers with its imposing size. It has an area fitted out for barbecues with tables and benches to rest and have fun. It has a children’s area so that the little ones can enjoy this small beach of 500 m in length. The beach lacks chiringuitos and restaurants, so its atmosphere is always quite quiet and familiar, so it is perfect for those seeking to get away from the bustle of the big city without having to leave it.
5- Pedregalejo Beach, Malaga
Located next to the oldest fishermen’s quarter of Malaga, this beach of 1200, meters has the most peculiar promenade of the city. Several restaurants and bars will offer you all kinds of local specialities of excellent quality. In case you prefer to cook the traditional sardine skewers yourself, you can make use of the charcoal equipped huts, located on the beach.
If you wish to have an aperitif or dinner in one of the chiringuitos, you can enjoy the impressive views of the coast of Malaga, and enjoy one of the most colourful sunsets you have ever seen.
6- Bil Bil Beach, Benalmádena
Located in the heart of Benalmádena, this fine sandy beach owes its name to the Castle of Bil Bil, built in 1927. The castle seduces visitors with its Arabic style, and its interior decorated with tiles and bas-reliefs. Nowadays it is an exhibition centre that has become a must for tourists visiting the Costa del Sol.
This beach stands out for its excellent location, the picturesque promenade, and exceptional views.
7- Bajondillo Beach, Playamar, Torremolinos
One of the main characteristics of the beach is the sand, with a dark shade. It also has good conditions for swimming, with moderate waves and a lifeguard service. At one of its ends is El Morro, the imposing natural monument that dominates the coast of Torremolinos and through which you can enjoy wonderful walks. El Bajondillo has a beautiful promenade where you can enjoy the sea breeze at any time of the year and, of course, chiringuitos where you can taste the daily catch of the fishermen.
8- Burriana Beach, Nerja
In summer this area has a fabulous atmosphere, the locals and terraces are full of people while the promenade is a constant flow of tourists walking up and down all day long. Since 2004, the beach has been awarded the Q for Tourism Quality and the Blue Flag by the European Union, distinctives that confirm the prestige and quality of the services offered by the beach.
Its infrastructure offers all kinds of facilities: showers, toilets, changing rooms, car parks, children’s playgrounds and sports areas. Ideal for families. The prices are accessible. Among the chiringuitos, the most visited is, without a doubt, the “Ayo”.
9- Beach of Torre del Mar, Vélez-Málaga
This urban beach has an extension of 2,000 meters where you can enjoy a magnificent day in the sun. It has been awarded the Q for quality. It also has a promenade that gives the area a great atmosphere, as well as a variety of bars where you can taste the delicious skewers to the Torrena. It has all kinds of services, from toilets and showers, lifeguards, access for the disabled, etc.
10- La Malagueta Beach, Malaga
Between the port of Málaga and the beach of La Caleta, there is the wide beach of La Malagueta, very popular in the city, and therefore normally quite crowded. Its name, written in large letters, serves as an orientation for the visitor and is one of the essential photographs of the city for visitors. In addition, you can enjoy beautiful views, both of the mountains and the recently reconstructed pier.
A great variety of beach bars, excellent services (surveillance and rescue, cleaning, parasol and hammock rental), and a young atmosphere, have contributed to making the Malagueta one of the most appreciated beaches in Malaga. Its waters have recently been awarded the quality certification with a Blue Flag.