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El Palo

Diputación de Málaga
Playa de El Palo, Málaga

El Palo

  • Reachable by bus
  • Accessible to Handicapped People
  • Access to the Footbridge
  • Water Sport Rentals
  • Car Park
  • Playground
  • Beach Restaurants
  • Showers
  • Rescue Team
  • Surveillance Equipment
  • Hammocks
  • Foot Shower
  • Beach Cleaning
  • Bins
  • Gateways
  • Seafront
  • Red Cross post
  • Warning Signs
  • Rescue Service
  • Parasols
  • Phones
Blue Flag - Yes
Length 1150
Width 25
Occupation - Alto
Urbanization - Urbana
Under Surveillance - Yes

El Palo Beach, in Malaga, lies between Pedregalejo Beach and El Chanquete Beach. This beach has been awarded the Blue Flag 2021.

This is one of the many beaches that has been regenerated along the Malaga coast. Covered in dark sand, it is 1,200 metres long and approximately 25 metres wide and usually has a moderate tidal swell. As in many other areas along the Malaga coastline, El Palo Beach is one of the costal areas which experiences the phenomenon known as “La Ola del Melillero” (The Melilla Wave), a sudden brief rise in the sea level caused by the approach and braking of the ferry from Melilla as it arrives at Malaga Harbour.

This beach, with the Q for Tourism Quality Certificate, is the base of La Espaílla Sports Club, a participant in the provincial seine fishing league.

The grassy areas with palm trees offer pleasant shade inviting you to enjoy the summer days.

In the hot season it is possible to rent sun loungers and sun shades, and nautical sports equipment such as pedal boats.

The celebrations of the Virgen del Carmen are held on 16 July, when sailors parade a statue of the Virgin, and last a week with night-time concerts, a funfair and market along the promenade. It is especially pretty when seen from the beach.



  • Lifeguard service
  • Access adapted for use by disabled persons
  • Parking
  • Restaurants
  • Rental of hammocks, sun loungers and sun shades
  • Rental of nautical sports equipment
  • Public showers and toilets



From Malaga city centre, you can reach the beach along the N-340 national highway.

You can also get to the beach from the city centre using public transport, thanks to the bus from the Paseo del Parque (Plaza de la Marina) which leaves you in Juan Sebastián Elcano Avenue (Echeverría), from where it is a five-minute walk to the beach.

How to get there

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