Playa de la Malagueta

Beach in Málaga
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Where malagueños come to play (and take their morning exercise), the Playa de la Malagueta is the city's main beach and is both sandy and close to the city centre. It stretches several kilometres east from the port and is punctuated with some select restaurants and chiringuitos (fish shacks).