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Playa de La Malagueta

Malaga Urban Centre, Malaga, Spain
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  • Very good42%
  • Average23%
  • Poor6%
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“nice beach” (39 reviews)
“city beach” (12 reviews)
“beach bars” (12 reviews)
Malaga Urban Centre, Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Playa La Malagueta far exceeded our expectations in almost all respects. It is very clean and that goes for the water too. It is easy and affordable to rent loungers under a palapa and there are plenty of beach restaurants. Our favorite for its quality...More

Thank DuncanH
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popular beach, but the bottom of your towel (if you're lying on one) gets a bit dirty, and there's occasional debris floating in the sea. If you have aches and pains try out the Filipino massage girls (I got 5 mins for 5 euros but...More

Thank pony2323
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the beach is nice and relatively clean, the water was filthy with all sorts floating in it. This may have been as a result of the tide/current but the rubbish is still in the sea somewhere. I'd therefore recommend moving up the beach and...More

Thank Phil2480
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Contrary to some of the earlier reviews we liked this place Travelling as a large family group we made this beach our main morning activity as the weather was in the mid 20's without a cloud in the sky. Sea clean and clear. Beach clean...More

Thank reece h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 11 October 2017

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 Phil M
Reviewed 10 October 2017

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 9 October 2017

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 8 October 2017 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 7 October 2017

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
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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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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