Some nice beaches in and around Malaga Province
Some of the best beaches in Malaga:
Playa de la Malagueta: This beach has been awarded a blue flag (http://www.blueflag.org/) and is located about 10 minutes from Malaga city centre on Paseo Pablo Picasso. It is 1200 metres long with black sand, good facilities, life guards, accessible by bus, restaurants and beach bars. It is a favourite with tourists and locals alike, therefore it is usually quite busy.
Playa Palo: This beach is located next to the El Candado marina. It has many little coves, life guards, promenade, good atmosphere, facilities, restaurants, beach bars and a car park.
Playa Huelín: This beach is located by the promenade named after Antonio Banderas, the famous Hollywood star. It offers a good atmosphere, beach bars, life guards, good facilities, accessible by bus. It can be quite busy at times.
Playa Las Acacias: A very popular beach with young people, so get there early. Grey, fine sand, excellent facilities, 1200m long and 20m wide it is divided into sheltered sandy coves by long rocky breakwaters.
If you are looking for quieter more secluded beaches, then hire a car and drive just a bit outside the Malaga city area along the Costa del Sol to the following beaches:
Playa Torrox: This beach is about 45 km from Malaga city along the coast towards the east. It is just 300m long, but not very crowded at all. The only inconvenience is its proximity to the main road.
Playa Benajarafe in Velez-Malaga: Some say this is the Province of Malaga's best beach, with dark fine sand and over 4km long.
Playa Almayate Bajamar in Velez-Malaga: This beach is also roughly 4km long and offers a nudist area.