Head east from La Malagueta and you will reach La Caleta beach.
As it is slightly further from the centre, this beach is a lot cleaner, a lot less crowded and is frequented more by locals.
What’s more, there are a lot more beach bars here serving food and drink all day during the summer.
If you get bored of sunbathing and eating (it happens sometimes!), there are all kinds of water sports you can sign up for.
Daryl is the co-founder of Malaga Guru. He is a copywriter, editor and translator who moved to Malaga a decade ago having first fallen in love with the city on his Erasmus year. After working for many years at local expat newspaper SUR in English, Daryl gained expert knowledge in life from the perspective of foreign residents and decided to co-found this site in 2016.