El Palo Beach, sandwiched between the Pedregalejo and El Chanquete beaches is in the western area of Málaga’s coastline. It has the Q Seal of Tourism Quality and is 1,200 metres long with an average width of 25 metres.
Its wide variety of amenities, fine sand, moderate swells and shallow waters make it an ideal beach spot for a family-friendly day. And when it’s time to take a break from the hot temperatures, the beach has an extensive palm grove with small natural lawns for visitors to lie down in the shade.
El Palo’s location in a friendly residential area more frequented by locals than tourists makes it a more cost-effective area than other beaches. The beachfront promenade that surrounds it offers traditional beachfront bars that are perfect for tasting skewered fish.
If you’re in the area on 16 July, don’t miss the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel celebrations. Along with the traditional religious procession, there are concerts, attractions and flea markets that turn El Palo Beach into one big party. Furthermore, this beach has been awarded the Blue Flag, a distinction awarded by the European Foundation for Environmental Education.
Parking and transport
- Own free parking
- Located in an urban area
- Coastal area