The map and key to facilities above are a quick guide to just some of the beaches along Malaga Province´s Costa del Sol in, and close to, Malaga City. Malaga Beaches are varied and range from fine sandy beaches to pebble and shale beaches. Below we fill in some gaps plus give additional information. From west to east, beginning just east of Fuengirola.
Between Fuengirola and Benalmadena, Torreblanca Beach has a host of bars and restaurants to choose from and is a lot quieter than neighbouring Fuengirola.
Torremuelle has a rocky coastline with sandy bays, set in a residential area with some shops, bars and restaurants.
Benalmadena has nine kilometres of shoreline with some sandy and some pebble beaches plus tiny coves and a fully equipped marina for over 1,000 vessels. The marina is surrounded by apartments and offers sports including diving and sailing. Benalmádena Costa is a buzzing family resort with plenty attractions plus an abundance of bars and restaurants.
Benalmadena: Tajo de la Saga
A quiet and secluded beach in a series of smaller beaches. Few facilities but a tranquil atmosphere.
Benalmadena: Los Viborillas
A popular and busy beach. Unlike some of the other more urban beaches along Benalmadena Costa, this one is surrounded by green vegetation.
Benalmadena: Torrequebrada / Torrevijia
Torrevijia Beach is large with coarse, sometimes gravely, sand. Popular in high season, it sits in view of the Hotel Torrequebrada with plenty of beach facilities including sun beds and parasols for rent.
Benalmadena: Arroyo de la Miel
The beach is named after the village of Arroyo de la Miel which lies behind. A popular beach with an extensive promenade running along to the port and marina.
Beachs at Torremolinos
Torremolinos has nine kilometres of beaches and a marina, seven kilometres of which are linked by a promenade. Playas Bajoncillo, Playamar and Los Alamos are flanked by large hotels and packed in summer.
Bajoncillo Beach in Torremolinos is wide and sandy. Facilities include plenty of shops, bars and restaurants.
Torremolinos: La Carihuela
A soft, sandy and busy beach, well equipped to meet the needs of all the family.
Very much geared for tourism with a vast array of facilities. Wide and sandy.
Torremolinos: Los Alimos
A well equipped beach that stretches from Torremolinos to the mouth of the river Guadalhorce. Eastwards from Los Alimos, the beaches are less hectic.
At three and a half kilometres this is a long, expansive beach, located between Malaga City and the Parador de Malaga Golf. Facilities include a nudist zone.
Malaga: La La Misericordia
This is a rural beach on the outskirts of Malaga City, with a wide sandy beach ideal for sand sports.
Malaga: San Andres
Alongside the Antonio Machado Paseo Maritimo, almost three kilometres long with fine, soft sand. Lots of reasonably priced restaurants and bars, windsurfing, kids playground and green areas.
Malaga: La Malagueta
A popular sandy beach with a wealth of bars, restaurants and a yacht club.
Malaga: La Caleta
This sandy, family beach with watersports is found alongside the Paseo Maritimo de Pablo Picasso.
Malaga: Los Baños del Carmen
A short sandy beach, just 350 metres in length, with few facilities.
Malaga: Las Acacias
A sandy bay with facilities for all the family including a kids playground and excellent restaurants.
Malaga: El Palo
A bay-shaped family beach, 1.8 kilometres in length, with soft sand. Attracts fishermen and scuba divers.
A sandy bay with unique character in downtown eastern Malaga City.
Malaga: El Candado
A long and wide sandy beach on the eastern outskirts of Malaga City with an exceptional restaurant and small marina.
El Peñon del Cuervo
Sand spits and a rocky area divide this rural sandy beach, with a rustic promenade, playground and picnic areas.
A mostly sandy beach, rocky in places, that runs alongside the N-340. Would be attractive if not for the cement factory on the opposite side of the road!