Visiting Malagueta Beach is one of the top things to do in Malaga. The gold sand beach is the city’s busiest. But thanks to its size, you can always find a spot for your towel.

Malagueta is all about convenience. It’s only a 10 minute walk from the old town and once you arrive at the beach, you’ll find all the services and facilities you could imagine. Malagueta is the perfect place to unwind and relax.

Services & Facilities at Malagueta Beach

Beach umbrella icon indicating facilities of the beach


Lifeguards | Showers & toilets | Cleaned daily | Work out areas & children’s playgrounds | Parking lots | Wheelchair accesible | Urban buses | Sunbed & umbrella rentals | Nautical equipment rental | Summer cinema (June, July & August) | Chiringuitos & restaurants

La Malagueta Beach

La Malagueta beach on a sunny morning, Malaga – Spain
La Malagueta beach on a sunny morning

Malagueta Beach is 1200m long and 45m wide, so there is plenty of space for enjoying the beach. It is an urban beach and therefore may not be paradise as far as its natural beauty goes.

But it is super convenient and has a ton to offer in terms of services and facilities. Whether you want to play volleyball, rent a paddle boat or simply relax on a sunbed with an umbrella, you can get up to pretty much everything on Malagueta Beach.

You’ll find vendors selling drinks on the beach including beers and mojitos. If you want to try some water sports such as paddle boarding or tubing, make sure to check out MalagaWake which has a shop right on the western corner of the beach. When you're done, you can even get a massage right on the beach.

Seaside promenade with chiringuitos & restaurants at Malagueta Beach, Malaga
Seaside promenade with chiringuitos & restaurants

Chiringuitos (beach bars) are scattered all through Malagueta Beach. Make sure to try some of the local espetos (sardines) which are cooked up on olive wood fires next to the bars.

Malagueta Beach is perfectly located next to everything in the city of Malaga. Just around the corner you will find Muelle Uno (Pier One). This modern port area has plenty of restaurants and shopping options.

And in just a 10 minute walk, you’ll be in the historic old town which has more restaurants, shops and nightlife.

If you want to explore more of the coast, it might be a good idea to rent a bike. Cruise down Malagueta’s boardwalk and check out some of the neighboring beaches.

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Try to make it to the fishing village of Pedregalejo. The beaches there are much quieter and there are plenty of great seafood restaurants to choose from.

Malagueta Beach with the Alcazaba in the background, Malaga – Spain
Malagueta Beach with the Alcazaba in the background

Best Hotels on Malagueta Beach



If you want to splurge, look no further than the Miramar Palace Hotel. This luxurious 5 star hotel is nothing short of spectacular. It was opened in 1926 and was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII. And today, it still looks like a resort for royalty.



The Soho Boutique Las Vegas is a great option if you want to be close to Malagueta Beach but still within walking distance of Malaga’s old town. With sea views, a pool and a tasty breakfast it offers great value for the money.



La Casa Azul is a small but charming B&B housed in a historic building. It’s a 5-minute walk away from the beach and 10-minute from Malaga’s center. Guests love the friendly and helpful staff as well as the delicious breakfast.

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