Playa de La Malagueta
Playa de La Malagueta
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  • packedandready2go
    943 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice beach with costly beach chairs to rent.
    The sea is beautiful and there is a nice instagramable sign which mataches the color of the sand. It costs 14 ritos to rent a palapa and two beach chairs. Lots of vendors selling massages and mojitos, etc.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 7, 2023
  • MC D
    5 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Malagueta gone downhill
    What has happened to quality, good food, good service, kind welcome and nice cozy SPANISH place Malagueta used to be? It's definitely gone downhill these last 5 years! Food and service is so touristy! Bland food, snooty cold service, annoying servers for tips! When you go into a restaurant and they speak english before spanish, that says it all!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 30, 2023
  • Desislava Andreeva
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom188 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Busy and live beach area
    I visited the beach in February and out of the season, however there were still a lot of people. A few were at the sea as too cold, but a lot were just chilling and relaxing. There were a few restaurants open. Clean and live area with tourist and local people.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 16, 2024
  • kaygee12
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom64 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    All changed..
    No sunbeds or umbrellas on Malagueta beach, can’t work out what’s happened to them? No showers working in the beach. Beach tapas bar no longer there. Nice local cafe closed. I can’t work out if it’s an anti-tourist or lack of funding thing?
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 18, 2024
  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland7,179 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Long and winding
    The beach stretches from one bay to another quite a long way with several restaurants built on sand. The water is not ideal for swimming, it is murky as the port is just beside it and waves may be high. The constantly changing scenery makes it popular for biking, running and walking, there are blue benches to rest on.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written June 2, 2024
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Dan K
The Hague, The Netherlands8,551 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
One of our favourite beaches we like to go to. Even in the low season, you can still sit in the sun and have a nice day. We had some nice beach days in January, with temperatures at 20 degrees Celsius.

I’d recommend the small beach chair rental, at the beginning of the Paseo Marítimo, opposite the Burger King and Meventos Antionio Martin. A very friendly fellow runs it. During low season, you can rent two chairs and an umbrella for a discount and pay €10. There is a relatively clean public toilet next to it.
Written January 22, 2023
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Off their P
Manchester, UK3,973 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
We choose to stay out to by this beach rather than in the city as it is so relaxed and beautiful. The beach is very well kept with lots of facilities in terms of toilets, showers and exercise equipment if needed.

You can rent sun loungers at €14 a day for two with a parasol if required. The locals just take a towel and shelter under the palm tree which is a great idea.

We did some excellent walks along the beach and also dined at the fish restaurants along its edge.

You can find quieter parts further out and it really is a lovely beach.
Written October 7, 2021
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33,993 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This time we didn`t stop in Malaga like 3 years ago, but were in transit for only 6 hours. But we couldn't give up the pleasure of swimming on La Malagueta. I remember the first time I was ready to go to this beach just for the sake of the beautiful name that the beach got from the name of the quarter in which it is located. But that's certainly not the point. The beach is quite large, 1, 2 kilometers long and 50 meters wide. With a sufficiently developed infrastructure: shower, volleyball courts, umbrellas. Many people don`t like that this is a city beach with houses facing it. But this is a common thing. These are the beaches in Valencia, Barcelona, Salou, Tarragona. On the contrary, there is no feeling of a tourist reservation like in some Hurghada. This time it was already in the evening and there were few people on the beach. But that didn't make La Malagueta any worse...
Written May 1, 2023
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Mari K
Italy4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
It is a great place to spend the day under the sun, to enjoy a drink and eat a good seafood meal.

It’s close to the city and the historic center.
A good choice if you have a limited time to spend in Malaga.

There are public beaches or you can rent A sun bed for 7 euros.
Written June 4, 2022
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Val L
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
After a terrible experience in Malagueta, be careful of holiday rental scammers such as Hermosa Beach properties. The accommodation was dangerously dirty, unsanitary, old, rusty kitchen items and noisy neighbours. Disgusting and over-priced. Be careful if you are looking for a clean, safe, sanitary accommodation near the beach.
Written January 19, 2024
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packedandready2go
California943 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The sea is beautiful and there is a nice instagramable sign which mataches the color of the sand. It costs 14 ritos to rent a palapa and two beach chairs. Lots of vendors selling massages and mojitos, etc.
Written November 7, 2023
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IndySig
Indianapolis, IN4,120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Since it was Feb and the water was still a bit chilly, we opted to just stroll along the beach. Lots of families out and about and many in the water. We also enjoyed checking out the fish vendors that were cooking their sardines over coals. A nice day even if it was a bit cool.
Written March 1, 2020
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Desislava Andreeva
Portsmouth, UK188 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I visited the beach in February and out of the season, however there were still a lot of people. A few were at the sea as too cold, but a lot were just chilling and relaxing. There were a few restaurants open. Clean and live area with tourist and local people.
Written February 16, 2024
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Peadarmd
Fuerteventura, Spain28 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Lovely beach but within the space of an hour 15 people approached us either to sell blankets or give massages. In fact, within one 5 minute period, 4 masseuses approached us. We were so harassed by the sellers that we just up and left.
Written April 4, 2024
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Off their P
Manchester, UK3,973 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Rather than stay in town we always stay out at the beach and it is fantastic. There is just so much going on yet you are only 10 minutes walk through the lovely park into the old town centre.

The beach itself is really well looked after with great facilities. Showers, toilets, playgrounds and outdoor gyms are just a few of the facilities provided free of charge.

You can rent sun loungers there or just take a towel and lie in the shade of the trees. There’s loads of places to eat and drink and the views are spectacular.
Written September 15, 2022
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