Top 8 Costa del Sol Beaches

  • Playa de Maro

    Playa de Maro
    Guerretto
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  • Playa del Cristo

    Playa del Cristo
    Turista Inglesa
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  • Playa La Rada

    Playa La Rada
    -Merce-
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  • La Caleta

    La Caleta
    Tyk

    Facing roughly south into the bright waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Malaga's La Caleta beach is located in the upmarket area of the city that goes by the same name.

    Situated between Baños del Carmen and La Malagueta, its darker sands have a width averaging 25 metres, and a length stretching to a kilometre.

    Among the sands, visitors will find areas with palms and grasses offering natural… read more »

  • Playa Burriana

    Playa Burriana
    © Manfred Zajac

    Playa Burriana is a large sandy beach in Nerja that stretches for around 800 metres in length, and averages 40 metres in width. It has been awarded the European Union's Blue Flag for cleanliness and facilities on multiple occasions, as well as being a repeat recipient of Spain's equivalent Q for quality award.

    Seeing thousands of local and foreign visitors each year, Playa Burriana has excellent facilities, including showers, children's play… read more »

  • Malagueta Beach

    Malagueta Beach
    elfeffe

    One of the closest beaches to Malaga, Malagueta Beach sits comfortably within the city limits, just five minutes by car, or a 20-minute walk from the centre of the city. Buses also regularly ply the route, although there's a good amount of parking nearby.

    Running parallel to the promenade named after Malaga native Pablo Picasso, Malagueta lies east of the port, and boasts an area where visitors are able to… read more »

  • Playa de Pedregalejo

    Playa de Pedregalejo
    Erik Starck

    Located a few minutes' walk from Malaga's port, Playa de Pedregalejo is an urban beach that sits between Baños del Carmen and El Palo Beach. Though relatively narrow, with an average width of around 20 metres, it's dark - almost brown - sands stretch on for more than a kilometre, ensuring space for all its visitors. Awarded a Q Quality Seal in 2018 by the Spanish authorities as… read more »

  • Playa de Artola

    Playa de Artola
    Olaf Tausch

    Playa de Artola lies at the eastern end of Marbella, running west away from the elegant Cabopino Marina on an area of coast known as the Punta Ladrones (Thieves' Point). However, unlike most beaches in Marbella, Playa de Artola is not surrounded by large hotel complexes. Instead, it sits among rolling dunes that have been a protected Spanish national space since 2001.

    Though quite narrow, the gently-curving sands of Playa… read more »