Costa del Sol is well known all around Europe because it is a fantastic destination for all those who love to holiday under the sun and with a beautiful sea. The coast has a broad choice of beaches to enjoy during the many warm months of the Andalusian weather.
If you are planning to visit Costa del Sol during your holidays, it is important to know some of these fantastic beaches are difficult to reach by public transportation, as they are scattered all along the Coast through the different villages and hidden corners of the province.
Unfortunately, public transport in Málaga is not as comfortable and frequent as desired so having a nice bath in one of these beaches may become a small odyssey for those willing to make the better use of always limited holiday time. That’s the reason many visitors prefer a car hire in Málaga to move around so they can save time and money.
It is highly recommended to make car hire bookings well ahead of travel dates so you can have the car you like and not the one left behind by everyone. The best option is to make a booking through internet, in the webpage of a specialized car hire broker or directly in the webpage of a best service, all inclusive, car hire company
We are going to help you choose the beach of your dreams among the broad selection of great destinations available:
Playa de Burriana (Nerja, Málaga)
Burriana beach is a big sandy beach located to the furthest east of Nerja. For years it has been receiving the prestigious European Union acknowledgment ‘Bandera Azul’ (or blue flag) and also the ‘Q de calidad’ -by the Spanish authorities. It is located in a modern area with all possible amenities for visitors, locals and foreigners, that choose to come here every year. Main access to the beach is through Filipinas street, a long and steep way down a hill coming form Pescia avenue and known locally as ‘Cardiac Hill’.
La Cala de Maro (Maro, Málaga)
This beach is part of the “Paraje Natural Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo” a Natural reserve legally protected because of its rich environment.
The beautiful views make the beach an attractive destination for films and tv shows. Spanish iconic tv series from the eighties, ‘Verano Azul’, was filmed here.
If you like diving the area has a rich variety of marine fauna, with extensive fields of Posidonia sea grass, that can be admired alongside coral, sponges and an array of brightly coloured fish species.
To reach the beach you better park your car in Maro village and then walk to Maro inlet and from here you will see at your right a pathway.
Playa de Pedregalejo (Málaga city)
Pedregalejo is an old Fishermen’s neighbourhood to the east of Málaga city. The beach is 1200 metres long and has all kind of facilities like hammocks and shades to rent, freshwater showers, parking places and gardens.
You can find there also a rich gastronomy offering mainly dedicated to fish preparations like the famous ‘espeto de sardinas’ and the popular ‘pescaito frito’ typical of Málaga.
Playa de la Cala de Mijas (Mijas, Málaga)
Cala de Mijas is located in the west part of Málaga province and is a very popular destination for European tourists for more than 50 years now. You can practice here water sports like water skiing, jet skiing, pedal boats, paragliding over the waves, etc.
From here you can visit the old village of Mijas, up in the mountain, a good example of a typical ‘pueblo blanco andaluz’ -‘white village’ from Andalusia- of Muslim origin. It has a big public car park open 24x7.
Playa de Cabopino (Marbella, Málaga)
Cabopino beach in Marbella is a fantastic beach of fine golden sand close to the natural spot of Dunas de Artola. It is regarded as one of the best beaches in Costa del Sol.
You can also find here the ‘Bandera Azul’ and the ‘Q de calidad’ acknowledgments. There is a protected area of Mediterranean scrub and vegetation with unique species. There is also a nudist area.
Not far from the beach you can find ‘la Torre Ladrones’ a defensive construction from Roman times part of the cultural heritage of the country.
There is a free car park in Cabopino and several beach bars where you can enjoy a nice meal/drink by the sea.