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Playa de La Malagueta

Malaga Urban Centre, Malaga, Spain
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“nice beach” (37 reviews)
“city beach” (13 reviews)
“sardines” (10 reviews)
Malaga Urban Centre, Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After exploring the city, we took a long walk along a busy roadway down to the beach, just to take a look. When we arrived there, we were not greatly impressed. Yes, it was an expansive sandy beach rather than the pebbles and rocks found...More

Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited during early Spring so not to crowded but perfect walking distance from the center ! Lots of restaurants along the beach, great all day activity!

Thank Tatiana R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very busy but a typical Spanish Beach. But it is fine as its close to the city. We went down after 5 each day just to sit for a few hours. It does get busy as it seems everybody visiting Malaga does the same thing...More

Thank Ilkleygirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice beach close to Malaga center. Not too many tourists in August and a lot of palm trees to seek shade underneath. Recommended!

Thank Cecilia_Avesta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the beach with my kids. It was an ok experience. The water isn't very clean and gets deep rather quickly. Also, it's not a fully sandy beach, though it can be a good experience on a warm day.

Thank Muneeb A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is well known but I do not know why. It is overcrowded in high season. Sand is grey one and in comparison to many beaches in Europe it is not worth to visit.

Thank Paweł K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Playa de La Malagueta is a very long beach with several sections having lots to do for children and adults. The beach is more gravel than sand at the end next to the cruise ship docks but closer to the big Malagueta sign its sandier....More

Thank Mary P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've had better beaches, but as this is the nearest one to the central parts of the city it is a good beach and there is not a crazy crowd like at the beaches in the more "touristy" places. What I had against it was...More

Thank Fredrik N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you go there for a bath or a sunbath, you will be very disappointed: the sand is dark, volcanic, it can be difficult to be removed from your clothes and skin, is dirty and so is the water. Moreover, some rocks make the access...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A reasonable 15 minute walk from downtown Malaga which will take you past dozens of bo-ho shops and scores of eateries . The beach offers loungers and shade for 10 euros a day but you can also bring your own. Best feature is a barbecue...More

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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