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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst there are plenty of facilities and places to eat around the beach, the beach itself is horrid as it is made up from lots of little sharp stones. It is uncomfortable to walk on and not good for little one to play on either.

Thank kingthistle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like this beach. Most days the water is quite clean, and it is nice place to take sun-bath, swim or play something on the beach. Atmosphere is friendly and quite relaxed, even it is near the city center. Only the Spanish (?) idea of...More

Thank Tuomarin O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn’t venture onto the beach itself as we awaited to board the cruise we were joining at Malaga port, but enjoyed a stroll around the beachfront area and took some nice photos of the sands. The beach looked busy and beautiful with golden sand....More

Thank travellinglights
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to soak up the sun without going too far from the city centre, but, as it is a city beach, it isn't the most beautiful and the sand is rather dirty. For that reason I would recommend paying to rent...More

Thank Danielle M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if it was very hot, I decided to go to the beach. I found a great place to rest, the water was perfect, people around were nice (families with kids and teens, couples, friends, solo) and the restaurants close enough.

Thank AncaBancaIanca
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Great beach area and easily within walking distance from Cruise ship terminal. Fairly crowded, it has lovely clean sand and great views.

Thank David S
Reviewed 31 July 2018

And that is what makes it very popular with the locals. You can also buy food and drink, so no need to bring them with you. Parking can be a problem at the weekends.

1  Thank Stewart1234567
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Not a bad beach to spend a day. To the right of the break is quite rocky but to the left there’s lots of sand. There are a few restaurants along the beach with decent prices for beer and food. Lots of umbrellas and loungers...More

2  Thank Cory M
Reviewed 29 July 2018

    A lovely area to hang out in even when the water is too cold to go in. Sun beds and umbrellas can be rented. There are kiosks selling towels, pareos, sun hats, and other  odds and ends too if you don't remember to bring all your stuff along.

1  Thank KikiBakshi
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We visited around 7pm, the water temp was beautiful for swimming & before we knew it the sun got blocked by the buildings on the beachfront, however was still pleasant for a swim with the tide being in. Saw plenty of fish (flying ones too)....More

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Response from heathercoubrough | Reviewed this property |
La Malagueta , or city center, good public transport ,really no need for a car in Malaga.
19 February 2017|
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Response from Shan C | Reviewed this property |
It's an average city beach, it's clean and there are chairs and umbrellas to rent. It is right in the city so easy to get to which is nice as the city itself is a great place to stay. It's a great beach to relax and swim in... 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