Malagueta Beach in Malaga

One of the reasons that Malaga in southern Spain is such a good city break destination is that you can combine spending time on the beach with all that’s on offer in a large city such as culture, restaurants, shopping and night life.

Malagueta Beach Malaga

Malagueta Beach is 2.5 kilometres in length and is the closest beach to the city centre.  It’s a man made beach and while there may be other more beautiful beaches outside the city, having a beach so close to the city centre means it’s within walking distance of most hotels. The beach is well equipped with toilets, showers and lifeguard stations.

Malagueta sand sculpture

Fishing from the stone protrusions on the beach at dusk is a popular pastime with locals.

Fishing at Malagueta Beach

I enjoyed walking along the beach as dusk fell, admiring the sunset over the port.

View towards Malaga Port at sunset

If you have limited time in the city, I’d suggest you do three things; spend some time at the beach, or at least stroll along the prom, visit the Alcazaba, a Moorish fort with lovely views over the city and explore Malaga Park.

Where to Stay in Malaga

Malaga makes a great city break destination I’ve researched the 7 of the best cheap hotels in Malaga. I also recommend the family run, characterful Hotel California, which cost a little above the £50 a night limit I sent for inclusion in budget hotels.

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