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 drinking 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 moved to Malaga permanently in 2014 having first fallen in love with the city on his Erasmus year. Having worked for many years in local expat media, Daryl gained expert knowledge in life from the perspective of foreign residents and decided to co-found Malaga Guru in 2016.