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Algarrobo beach, in Algarrobo, is 38km outside the centre of the province’s capital and is situated between Puerto de la Caleta de Vélez and La Mezquitilla beach.
Made up of pebbles and dark sand, the beach is 800 metres long, has an average width of 20 metres and normally has moderate waves. It has been awarded Blue Flag 2018 status, one of the most important recognitions that a beach can receive.
Various urbanisations, restaurants and beach bars have been built along its perimeter which those in search of good food and refreshments can go to in an attempt to cope with the summer heat. It has as well the quality recognition “Q". In the summer months sun bed and parasol hire is available.
The Algarrobo coastline is part of its namesake municipality, Algarrobo which has recently enjoyed lots of development as a result of increased tourism to the area. It is here that the three main festivals can be enjoyed: Algarrobo rock, undeniably the best event on the seafront promenade for rock music lovers, Oktoberfest, where beer takes a starring role, or the Noche de San Juan, where one can enjoy some tasty sardines whilst listening to music.
Deck chair, sun bed and parasol hire
Showers and bathrooms
HOW TO GET THERE
From Algarrobo there is easy access by car on the A-7206 motorway.
From Málaga centre, take the A-7 motorway, or the motorway known as 'Ronda Este', MA-24, and A-7 to get to the beach.
From the city centre it is also possible to get to the beach via public transport, take the Málaga-Torrox intercity bus from the Muelle de Heredia bus station and it will drop you in Mezquitilla, around a 10 minute walk from the beach.
Parking and transport
- Own free parking
- Located in an urban area
- Coastal area