Best Unspoiled beaches in Malaga

Malaga is both known as the metropolitan capital of southern Spain and also the hometown of one of Spain’s most renowned artists, Pablo Picasso. But this is not everything that Malaga has to offer, as it also counts on having some of the best unspoiled beaches close by. With over 320 days of sunshine per year, Malaga is the ideal place to disconnect and recharge your batteries whilst watching the waves and taking in the sun. In this article, we are going to cover just a few of the outstanding unspoiled beaches that Malaga has to offer.


Playa Peñon del Cuervo

Located to the east of Malaga you will come across the hidden gem of Playa Peñon del Cuervo. This beach is situated within a fishing village and does not count on having bars or restaurants nearby – but is still very popular with the locals on the weekends for barbecues and picnics. For those looking to escape the city and disconnect for a few hours, this beach is ideal and offers spectacular one-of-a-kind views due to the rock, after which the beach is named. With plenty of public barbecue spots nearby, Playa Peñon del Cuervo is the perfect  beach to enjoy a relaxing day at the beach.

Beach peñon del cuervo


Playa de la Sal

Located in Casares, just south of Malaga, is the secluded Playa de la Sal. This sandy paradise offers the perfect location to sit back and relax whilst taking in breathtaking sea views. The beach itself counts a tower that dates back to the 16th century and was previously used as both a defense post and salt depository, from which the beach gets its name. This isolated beach is ideal for those that are looking to enjoy an afternoon taking in the sun or splashing around in the water, in an unbeatable setting.

Beach of Torre de la Sal, Casares, Malaga, Spain


Playa de la Viborilla

If you find the beaches closer to the city center too crowded for your liking, then there are plenty of smaller beaches located close by. Situated south-west of Malaga, just outside the town of Benalmádena, is the secluded Playa de la Viborilla. Accessible only by passing through a chiringuito, this beach offers the perfect location for those wanting to either spend a relaxing day at the beach or those looking to improve on their diving skills in peace. Whilst the Playa de la Viborilla is only 500 m in length, the perfect mix of beach and vegetation that it offers make it ideal for those that are looking for a different beach experience.

Beach la viborilla Malaga


Playa Calahonda, Nerja

If typical Spanish beaches are more your thing then you can’t miss out on visiting Nerja. This small town located around an hour from Malaga has not only a stunning town but also counts on having a beach, Playa Calahonda, that has idyllic white sand beaches with crystal clear blue water. Whilst no bars or restaurants are nearby, you can always head into the town center, where the typical Spanish whitewashed houses await you alongside a wide array of delicious dishes. Whilst in Nerja you should also visit the Balcon de Europa which offers some of the best sea views. 

Beach calahonda Nerja


Frequently asked questions about Malaga’s Beaches


Does Malaga have good beaches?

When planning a beach getaway in Spain, there are some places that come to mind such as Benidorm or Alicante. However, one city that shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to some of Spain’s best beaches is Malaga. Malaga counts on having some of the best beaches in southern Spain, with all are close to the city by either car, bus, or bike. In Malaga, you can either head on over to the well-known Playa de la Malagueta, which is the closest to the city and easiest to get to, or you can head to one of the many smaller and secluded ones found close to the city. 


Are the beaches in Malaga sandy?

When in Malaga, you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to sandy beaches. With the majority of the beaches in the province offering impeccable sandy beaches and crystal clear blue water. Making the beaches in Malaga ideal for those who want to either work on their tan or for those looking to have fun in the water, or both!  


Can you swim in Malaga beach?

Malaga is the best location for those that are looking to throw on their swimsuit and jump in the water. Surrounded by first class beaches, hidden coves and quaint Spanish fishing villages, you can ensure that Malaga has what you are looking for. For families with small children, the majority of beaches close to Malaga offer calm waters, safe enough for smaller children to play in. Whilst, there are also beaches that make great diving spots – such as La Playa de la Viborilla – that offers a vast range of marine life to keep the dive entertaining. 


With so many great beaches located in and around Malaga, many people decide to make it their home and adjust to living a more relaxing lifestyle. If you are interested in owning a property in Malaga, then don’t hesitate to contact us here at S4les. With years of experience we can guide you through the process and help you find the dream property for you so that you can start living the life that you want as soon as possible. 

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