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Málaga is one of the most significant cities in Spain on many levels, particularly due to the tourism that continues to grow year after year. In this post, LOCK & enjoy! will guide you through the best beaches in Málaga.

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Enjoy the Mediterranean!

The province of Málaga boasts a total of 96 beaches spread across its numerous coastal towns. However, we will focus only on those in the capital. Take note and choose your favourites!

La Malagueta

This is the most popular beach in the capital and, consequently, one of the most visited by tourists and locals alike. It shares its name with the neighbourhood where it is located. Positioned between the Port of Málaga and La Caleta Beach, La Malagueta is just a five-minute walk from the city centre.

Interestingly, during the 19th century, it was a hive of significant activity, occupied by factories, shipyards, and warehouses. However, it was regenerated at the end of the century to make it accessible to the public. It is notable for its 1,200 metres in length and 45 metres in width.

The beach offers numerous services:

  • Sunbed and umbrella hire.
  • Water sports equipment rental (including the famous pedal boats).
  • A children’s play area.

There is also a wide range of beach bars, cafes, and restaurants, both on the promenade and in the surrounding areas.

La Araña

This beach is one of the best-kept secrets of the Málaga coastline. It is not very frequented by either locals or tourists. Although it is not close to the city centre, at LOCK & enjoy! we recommend you visit to enjoy a different day out.

Located in an old fishing neighbourhood, fishing activities still occur in the area’s waters. The construction of the motorway in the 1980s led to most of the population moving away as it split the neighbourhood in two. Therefore, this beach is very peaceful and perfect for relaxing compared to the rest.

It is 500 metres long and 25 metres wide. Moreover, in the rocky part is the Tower of the Doves, a defensive symbol from other eras.

While it is not known for having extensive facilities, there are a couple of beach bars. If you appreciate natural beauty, do not hesitate to visit this picturesque area.

El Palo

If you are looking for quality and excellence to spend the day, this beach should be your choice. It is important to note that this part of the coast has been awarded twice for the “Q for Tourist Quality” emblem for its comfort, accessibility, safety, and cleanliness.

Located in the western part of the city, you can reach it by car (free parking) or public transport, this makes it more frequented by locals living in the area than by tourists, which also makes the prices lower.

If you are looking for fun and activities, make sure to visit in July. During this month, the procession of the Virgin of Carmen takes place, as well as a summer cinema.

The promenade also offers a wide range of dining options where you can sample typical local cuisine.

San Andrés or Huelin

This is the closest beach to our luggage storage facility in Málaga, near María Zambrano train station. Historically, it was a site of executions during the reign of Ferdinand VII.

Although it is also away from the city centre, it is ideal for those who enjoy windsurfing and sailing due to its waves. It is very popular in the summer due to its easy access.

At LOCK & enjoy! we recommend watching the sunrise from the shore, as it is breathtaking. There is also a wide range of bars and restaurants on the promenade for you to enjoy an aperitif.

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El Dedo

If you are traveling with your family, we encourage you to spend a wonderful day at this beach, as it is the most family-friendly of all. The waters are very calm, making them ideal for children. Additionally, there is excellent accessibility to the sand. Essential public services such as bathrooms, parking, and lifeguards are also provided.

It is very close to El Palo, so you can visit both in one day. It stretches 550 metres long and 20 metres wide.

We advise you to sit at one of its beach bars and try the famous Málaga skewered sardines, as they are a real treat.


Although it is near the airport and the noise can be bothersome, it is one of the few nudist beaches in the capital (only in a small area). Therefore, if you prefer this type of bathing, come and visit. It is also very close to the famous Parador de Golf.

The waters in this part of the coast are also very calm, and there is also lifeguard service and a large shaded area.

According to various environmental reports, the area has high ecological value due to the vegetation in the vicinity.

Discover Málaga and its wonderful beaches! We look forward to seeing you at LOCK & enjoy! to take care of your luggage and belongings while you enjoy a day at the beach. Book online!

Victor Salgado

CEO of LOCK & enjoy! and tourism expert, with experience in leading hotel chains such as Hyatt, Marriott, or IHG. His mastery of Oracle's Opera and its integrations drive excellence in management through any tourism software.