Every year on the Costa del Sol there are over 300 days of sun (somewhat more than in Grimsby, Gateshead or Glasgow), so get those swimmers on and make the most of Malaga beaches weather!
La Malagueta is the city’s most accessible beach so it is perfect if you are looking to squeeze in a couple of hours of tanning time. You can stroll here in 15 minutes from the city centre so no forward planning is required. Waltz up, grab a sun lounger and stretch out! Restaurants and chiringuitos (beach bars) will keep you well-fed and watered.
Also a city beach (this time on the Western side of the city), the Playa de la Misericordia sits beside the residential district of Huelin. If you fancy a beach afternoon then this place is ideal. There are plenty of sporty types to challenge if you fancy getting a sweat on (joggers, rollerblade, beach-volley, football). However, you won’t be alone if relaxation is all you’re after. When you’re belly starts a rumblin’ be sure to try the grilled sardines (bbq’ed on sticks over hot coals) and wash them down with a few tercios of San Miguel (it’s the local beer of Malaga!).
If you plan on spending a whole day on the beach then consider heading to Los Alamos. A popular choice with locals, it’s a 15 minute ride on the train (towards Torremolinos). With acres of soft sand and a huge range of restaurants and bars, you’ve got everything you need for a day out. When you are suitably toasted, simply hop back on the excellent train service to get back to Malaga for the evening revelry.