Find stretches of golden sand within easy reach of Malaga

Thursday, 15 March 2012 9:11 AM

For a truly fabulous holiday in the sun, Malaga is one destination you really do need to visit. As one of the most popular resorts not just in the Costa del Sol but in Span as a whole, here you have the opportunity to relax on golden sand and soak up the warm sunshine.

You'll probably want to hit the beach as soon as your flight touches down, so seek out Malaga Airport car hire and you can make your way straight to the coast. With miles of golden sandy stretches to choose from - all of which sit next to clean, inviting waters - you won't be hard-pressed to find somewhere pleasant to top up your tan. The three below areas, however, are among the very best.

Playa de la Malagueta

Situated close to the city centre, it is little wonder that Playa de la Malagueta is a popular spot among locals and holidaymakers alike.

Stretching for some 1.5 km, this gorgeous beach provides lots of space for you to lie back and soak up the sun. As you recline on the fine dark sand, you will catch glimpse of the city's stunning port.

If you've worked up an appetite after a morning spent sweltering in the sunshine, visit one of the many nearby bars and cafes for a bite to eat. Afterwards, you will be able to take a refreshing swim in the clear blue sea.

El Palo Beach

It's possible to visit the beach by taking the bus from the Paseo del Parque. Although having a hire car at your disposal means you can go where you want, whenever you want, without having to worry about public transport timetables or missing a connection. That way, you can also load up your car with lilos, balls and other items with which to have fun and games by the sea.

This is a particularly good spot for families and groups of friends to hang out at, thanks in part to the soft, fine sand and azure waters. It should be of no surprise that this is a great place to go swimming; however, you can also try a selection of other wonderful sports. Angling is a popular pastime here, while you can take to the water by going on a ride in a colourful fishing boat.

Playa de Pedregalejo

Park up your hire car at Playa de Pedregalejo and you will be well-placed to enjoy to a blissful beach break. This U-shaped stretch has an abundance of black volcanic sand and is separated by breakwaters that make the sea very gentle and calm to swim in.

With this in mind, it's unsurprising that Playa de Pedregalejo is a popular destination for families to relax. However, if you want to be a little more active than just basking in the sunshine here, there is the chance to do so. The beach is home to both the Rowing Association of Pedregalejo and the local barge sports club, so it's the ideal spot to have a go at a selection of exciting sports.

These are just some of Malaga's most fabulous sandy stretches, so if you've been to any of the above - or elsewhere in the region - leave us a comment and let us know all about it!

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