Beaches from La Malagueta to La Misericordia

August 8, 2011 by

Day Trips, Sightseeing

Pristine La Malagueta, Málaga – Photo courtesy of Bogdan Migulski via Wikimedia Commons

Malaga offers a magnificent selection of beaches, there is one to suit your holiday whatever your inclinations.

In the heart of Malaga City, the man-made La Malagueta Beach is easily accessible, near the La Malagueta bullring and a favorite with locals and tourists, whether your taste is for biking or sunbathing or seafood. The sand was imported from the Sahara Desert, and offers over a kilometer coastline.

Pedregalejo/Las Acacias Beach is popular not just for its coastline and hammocks, but also the Malagueno food served at numerous chiringuitos, and is one of the favorite nightspots for beach parties.

Views, fishing and scuba diving will bring you back to El Palo Beach, which hosts the traditional Dragnet (Jabegas) contest and celebrates the feast of Virgin del Carmen, the patron saint of fishermen.

La Caleta alongside the Paseo Maritimo de Pablo Picasso is a favorite local beach for locals, good for families and speedboat racing, with great pescaito frito in the seaside cafes.

El Candado Beach has a wonderful view and protected by two water barriers is a great spot for windsurfing, diving or sailing. You can also play basketball or recline on the sun loungers under a beach umbrella.

Guadalmar extends from Los Alamos and the Guadalhorce River at San Julian Guadalmar with magnificent natural beauty, a nudist zone and golf course, with lifeguards in attendance.

Fisherman wait for their big catch at the Rocal de la Paloma, (big rock) of La Arana Beach, between the Torre Paloma and the Cala Moral.

Leading from the Guadalhorce River and Los Alamos, the quiet San Julian Beach is a perfect escape from the city madness, next to the Parador National and a golf club.

The black volcanic sands of La Misericordia Beach remain unspoiled, on the outskirts of Málaga at the mouth of the Guadalhorce River offers a wide coastline for beach sports, flying a kite or windsurfing, fishing on the Espigón de la Térmica and is not so crowded.

-Jodi Rose

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