Malagueta Beach (Playa de La Malagueta)
Thanks to its prime location just outside of downtown Málaga, most city tours—whether on foot, by Segway, electric car, or bike—pass by Malagueta Beach. Hop-on hop-off buses also stop close by, ideal if you’ve got limited time in the city. Rent sun loungers and parasols, grab a cold beer from the chiringuitos (beach bars), and relax without needing to venture outside the city center.
Things to Know Before You Go
Playa de la Malagueta is one of Málaga’s best family-friendly beaches, thanks to its city center location, calm waters, and on-site play areas.
Snap a photo with the "Malagueta" letters as a fun reminder of your vacation in Málaga.
Small beach bars (chiringuitos) dot the beach; be sure to sample sardine skewers known as pescaíto.
There are showers, lifeguards, and hammocks or parasols for rent during peak season on Malagueta Beach, as well as several bars and restaurants nearby.
Malagueta Beach is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
How to Get There
Easily accessible on foot from Málaga’s Centro, Malagueta Beach is situated in the neighborhood of the same name. Although public buses do run past Malagueta Beach, most visitors find it easiest to arrive by car, taking advantage of the free on-site parking.
When to Get There
Malagueta Beach—like Málaga itself—is a pleasant year-round destination that’s at its busiest during the July to September peak season. For a quieter visit to Malagueta Beach, stop by midweek or plan your vacation for the milder fall and winter months.
What to Do Nearby
When you need a break from the sun, sand, and surf of Malagueta Beach, take a detour into the nearby Centre Pompidou Málaga. Eye-catching both inside and out, this waterside gallery is a hub of contemporary art. Alternatively, stroll up to the Gibralfaro Castle (Castillo de Gibralfaro) viewpoint or wander through the peaceful English Cemetery—it’s not quite as maudlin as it seems!
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