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Playa de La Malagueta

Malaga Urban Centre, Malaga, Spain
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“nice beach” (38 reviews)
“city beach” (12 reviews)
“sardines” (10 reviews)
Malaga Urban Centre, Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed today

Descending from Gibralfaro we discovered the beach. We did not expect it would be so hot in October, so we were not prepared for the sea. But the weather was so beautiful, the water was warm, we bought bathing suits and we spent 5 afternoons...More

Thank Liliana R
Reviewed 1 week ago

As far as beaches go this is not beautiful. It is crowded on warm days and the water is quite cool and not very comfortable for a swim. There are nicer and more beautiful beaches elsewhere along the Mediterranean. If your time in Malaga is...More

Thank Scobie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is nice to stay outside and to play volleyball or sunbathing. Sea is really dirty. I had a swim and I saw one jellyfish that it was disgusting

1  Thank AriadniDrou
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is close to the city center. It is a busy beach, but there is still plenty of room. Plenty of restaurants if you are interested, although I didn't try any.

1  Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying in the old town area of Malaga and visited the beach near the city. It's location is great - within easy walking distance from the city centre. The facilities near the beach are not bad as well. We did find that the...More

Thank Buwani K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The beach is located just at the end of the Malecon on the left. An easy walk from the Old town area. It is not a white sandy beach however it is not bad. It is a mix of mostly sand and some small pebbles.There...More

Thank GKP46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurants on the beach itself are ordinary fastfood style with no service and any beauty. The public toilets next to the restaurant are so dirty that your dog can get sick of it. The beds are so dirty and old that u can see...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not crowded by any stretch of imagination. Beautiful sea view. Well supplied with Chiringuitos, sun beds, etc.

Thank paulnB4102OH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach here in s nice butts a beach by a port the sand a bit gritty, clean but gritty, fun people watching for sure. I think I am just a bit spoiled from our trip to Mallorca. The beach bar (Careta I think) looks...More

Thank hwieler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A big, sandy beach across the road from the city. Dotted with (mainly) seafood restaurants - a concentration of them a couple of miles along the beach at Pedregalejo and Palo - all making for a great atmosphere, particularly at night with the flames of...More

Thank Dynevorman
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19 February 2017|
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Response from Iwona J | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Firstly, july is very busy and hot time in Malaga, so beaches gonna be full. I was there in september /October and for me La Malagueta was perfect. Still very warm, but One of the prettiest beaches are in the area... More
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21 July 2016|
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Response from Julie R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, i haven't been to Marbella but i believe the beaches further down the coast at Marbella, Puerto Banuz and Estepona are fantastic. Just be aware Marbella is frequented by the rich and famous and expensive yachts and... More
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18 July 2015|
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Response from tatiana118 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Malagueta Beach is just east of the center of town, south of the bullring. The beach was artificially created in the 19th century using sand imported from North Africa. Very nice beach and I loved to spend some time... More