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El Chanquete

Diputación de Málaga
Playa de El Chanquete, Málaga

El Chanquete

  • Accessible to Handicapped People
  • Access to the Footbridge
  • Water Sport Rentals
  • Car Park
  • Showers
  • Rescue Team
  • Surveillance Equipment
  • Hammocks
  • Kiosks at Spas
  • Beach Cleaning
  • Bins
  • Red Cross post
  • Warning Signs
  • Parasols
  • Phones
Blue Flag - Yes
Length 550
Width 25
Occupation - Alto
Urbanization - Urbana
Under Surveillance - Yes

El Chanquete beach, also known as El Dedo beach, lies in the Malaga district of El Palo. It is located between El Palo beach and El Candado Marina. This beach has been awarded the Blue Flag 2021.

With dark sand and a moderate swell, it is 550 metres long and 20 metres wide on average.

Nearby is a promenade full of beach bars where you can enjoy fresh fish caught locally.

El Chanquete beach holds the Q for Tourism Quality Certificate 2016, guaranteeing the coast as perfect for a swim.



  • Lifeguard service
  • Parking
  • Restaurants
  • Rental of hammocks, sun loungers and sun shades
  • Rental of nautical sports equipment
  • Public showers and toilets



it is easily reached by car from the N-340 highway or Pintor Joaquín Sorolla Avenue.

From the city centre, the number 3 and 11 buses, from the Paseo del Parque (Plaza de la Marina), leave you in Carretera de Olías, just an 11-minute walk from the beach.

How to get there

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