Beaches in Malaga
The province of Malaga (Costa del Sol) offers a great variety of beaches, ranging from wonderful sandy beaches to secluded pebbly beaches, most of them of high quality (marked by blue flags) and unpolluted.
Malaga City disposes of 16 beaches, amongst others Guadalmar, Huelin, La Malagueta, Pedregalejo and El Palo. The majority of these urban beaches consist of rather dark sand and are heavily frequented in summer, whereas the beaches in the eastern part of the city (Pedregalejo, El Palo, Peñon del Cuervo) are less busy and change in consistence from fine sand to pebbly underground.
Torremolinos, maybe the most famous tourist town along the Costa del Sol, has very pretty beaches, too, for example Los Alamos, Playamar, El Bajondillo or La Carihuela.
Another town with the reputation of having excellent beaches is Fuengirola, with the 10 km long promenade “Paseo Maritimo” dividing the beaches Carvajal, Torreblanca, Los Boliches and Fuengirola.
Last but not least should be mentioned Nerja, a real insider’s tip: Its beaches are small and dreamlike, and most time of the year they are not as heavily frequented as other beaches of the Costa del Sol.