A wide variety of beaches
One of the main attractions of the Costa del Sol is the variety of beaches. The Mediterranean Sea breaks on the shore of the Province of Málaga, which boasts a total of 200 km of coast, running from Manilva to Nerja. The influence of the sea and more than 320 sunny days have a noticeable effect on the character of its inhabitants, their lifestyle and their cuisine.
Beaches on the West Costa del Sol
There are around 90 kilometres of beaches on the Western Costa del Sol. This area comprises the towns to the west of the City of Málaga capital, taking in Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella, Estepona, Casares and Manilva.
The city beaches stand out for the range of services on offer and are all fully equipped. You can find everything you need to enjoy the very best in sun and sea experiences. Particular highlights include Malapesquera, in Benalmádena; and Los Boliches, in Fuengirola.
Los Álamos Beach in Torremolinos is extremely popular with young people looking for exciting nightlife. This is where you will find the most fashionable beach clubs, and days and nights of non-stop fun. If you prefer to relax and completely disconnect, we would recommend Artola – Cabopino Beach (Marbella) placed in the natural surroundings of the Artola Dunes.
Beaches in Málaga City
Málaga's beaches are generally easily accessible, and they have a wide range of services on offer as they are close to the city centre. Malagueta Beach is right next to the Old Town, and there are others, a bit further away from the main tourist area, such as Pedregalejo Beach in the town's eastern district. The latter is located in a traditional fishing district, with a unique charm and some of the best beach restaurants on the Costa del Sol, where you can try Málaga's famous fried fish. We absolutely recommend tasting the famous espeto de sardinas, char-grilled sardine skewers, in one of its beach restaurants.
Beaches on the East Costa del Sol
The beaches of the eastern Costa del Sol, in the area of Axarquía have special features. Many of them offer marvellous views of mountain ranges, rugged cliffs typical of this area and beautiful coves. They are definitely must-see places if you come to the Costa del Sol.
The above beaches stretch eastwards from Málaga through the towns of Rincón de la Victoria, Vélez-Málaga (Torre del Mar), Algarrobo, Torrox and Nerja.
The beaches in Torrox, where the weather is declared to be the best in Europe thanks to the features of the terrain, cannot be missed. You are welcome to come personally to make sure of it!
Nerja is another location with outstanding beaches. Burriana beach is a great option if you want to chill out on a town beach.
If you prefer to spend a day away from hustle and bustle, then we recommend a trip to the beaches inMaro, placed in the Cliffs of Maro – Cerro Gordo Natural Beauty Area. This is a protected beach with difficult access. . It is also popular with scuba divers due to its rich seabed.