Malaga's beaches: sun, sport and gastronomy
Malaga is a city that is open to the sea. Its coastline has a total of 14 kilometres of beaches.
These are a fantastic attraction for the people of Malaga as well as for the city's visitors, offering a place to sunbathe, practice sports or enjoy the most traditional cuisine. Malaga's beaches are equipped with every kind of service, ensuring they always offer a quality experience. Furthermore, they are very easy to get to, since they are all extremely well connected. An extensive network of promenades separates most of the beaches from the urban traffic, increasing their intimacy and tranquillity.
From the Campo de Golf San Julián beach, in the western edge of the city, to the La Araña beach, in the east, Malaga has beaches that share similarities and yet each is distinctively different. For example, the beaches of La Malagueta, La Misericordia, San Andrés and El Palo are the most urban and accessible, whereas in the small coves of Pedregalejo the sea is always calm. You can also choose one of the capital’s more secluded beaches, like Guadalmar, or between those beaches which offer a special charm, such as Los Baños del Carmen or El Peñón del Cuervo where you can watch an incomparable sunset.
Although in the summer Malaga's citizens and visitors can be found sunbathing on the city's beaches, they are also perfect places to take a walk at sunset or for relaxing on a sunny winter day.
Water sports such as surfing, kitesurfing or kayaking routes are also increasingly in demand in the city. Malaga's great climate and the fantastic temperature of the Mediterranean Sea make it possible for water sports fans to practice these sports all year round.
The vast majority of Malaga's beaches also have a wide variety of chiringuitos (beach bars) and restaurants where you can sample Malaga's cuisine. Visitors to Malaga should make sure they sample some of Malaga's unforgettable dishes, such as a tasty skewer of sardines overlooking the sea, a plate of fried fish or a salad of peppers.