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 watch fishermen working in their time-honoured profession. The promenade itself provides everything you might want from a day (and night) at the beach, with shops selling beachwear and accessories, hut-like chiringuitos offering menus of cocktails and tapas bites, restaurants providing a range of options when it comes to full meals, and nightclubs to suit pretty much every taste.
Entirely man-made, the imported golden sands run for more than a kilometre. Palm trees create some natural shade, while views inland extend beyond the high-end apartment blocks to the attractive hills that erupt beyond. Malagueta’s calm waters make it a good beach for families interested in swimming, with facilities that include sunbeds and umbrellas for hire, public showers, and children’s play areas. The beach is also accessible for those with disabilities.
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