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Playa de La Malagueta

Malaga Urban Centre, Malaga, Spain
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good42%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“nice beach” (36 reviews)
“city beach” (13 reviews)
“sardines” (9 reviews)
Malaga Urban Centre, Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is plenty of things to do outside of water but if you are going to the beach to refresh yourself and swim in the sea then it is a bit of a let down. Water is muddy and dirty with plenty of trash inside....More

Thank Filip M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Average or slightly below average. It's not sand, sand more like gravel-sand if that makes sense. During summer it's filled with tourists who throw trash around. The water is quite murky. I mean it's a nice beach to visit if you're on holiday in Malaga,...More

Thank Hanzon88
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a nice beach to chill around during the day, having a swim and enjoying the sun. The sand is impossible to walk on though (32 C). Don't visit this place in the night - had my bag stolen within the same hour as a...More

1  Thank anneyaa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good stretch of beach. Cleaned regularly and serviced with nearby bars and a supermarket. Large inflatable assault course for the kids and a breakwater where my son enjoys fishing from.... You do get a little annoyed with the hawkers, but there're ably trying to...More

Thank Macgomez
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading all the negative reviews, we decided to check out the beach anyways. It's a nice and very busy beach, even in the early evening. We didn't want to risk running into pickpockets so we didn't spend much time there but I think as...More

Thank Melissa L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The negatives outweigh the positives with this beach. Sand is greyish colour and seemed that it's never cleaned with cigarette butts everywhere. Water is clear but a little dirty on the surface. Having been to Bondi and places in Thailand I was expecting something of...More

Thank Adrian71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its amazing to have such a lovely beach so close to the city centre. This beach has a really chilled out vibe to it and has a few palm trees and grass verges to sit in the shade on the beach without getting sand in...More

1  Thank Matthew23LFC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't expecting much with this being a city beach but we were pleasantly surprised and spent 2 full days sunbathing here. Sunbeds are cheap - €8 for 2 beds and an umbrella. The beach was very clean despite being very busy. The sea was...More

1  Thank CazzaMLeeds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since the temperature was rising we spent the afternoon on the beach. It wasn't crowded and we could sit in the shade under a palm tree. The sand was hot not to cross over to the sea without sandals. The sea was quiet cold but...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've heard bad comments about this beach, but I tought it very nice; calm and crystal clear water, quiet, and with nice restaurants offering seafood and sangria. Not sandy though; it is a peeble beach.

Thank Dannydanny2
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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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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