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Algarrobo Costa

Diputación de Málaga

Algarrobo Costa

Algarrobo beach, in Algarrobo, is 38km outside the centre of the province’s capital and is situated between Puerto de la Caleta de Vélez and La Mezquitilla beach.

Made up of pebbles and dark sand, the beach is 800 metres long, has an average width of 20 metres and normally has moderate waves. It has been awarded Blue Flag 2016 status, one of the most important recognitions that a beach can receive.

Various urbanisations, restaurants and beach bars have been built along its perimeter which those in search of good food and refreshments can go to in an attempt to cope with the summer heat. In the summer months sun bed and parasol hire is available.

The Algarrobo coastline is part of its namesake municipality, Algarrobo which has recently enjoyed lots of development as a result of increased tourism to the area.



  • Lifeguards
  • Parking
  • Restaurants
  • Deck chair, sun bed and parasol hire
  • Showers and bathrooms



From Algarrobo there is easy access by car on the A-7206 motorway.

From Málaga centre, take the A-7 motorway, or the motorway known as 'Ronda Este', MA-24, and A-7 to get to the beach.

From the city centre it is also possible to get to the beach via public transport, take the Málaga-Torrox intercity bus from the Muelle de Heredia bus station and it will drop you in Mezquitilla, around a 10 minute walk from the beach.

  • Water Sport Rentals
  • Car Park
  • Beach Restaurants
  • Showers
  • Hammocks
  • Kiosks at Spas
  • Beach Cleaning
  • Bins
  • Rescue Service
  • Parasols
  • Phones
Blue Flag - Yes
Length 800
Width 20
Occupation - Alto
Urbanization - Urbana
Under Surveillance - Yes