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It would be fair to say that ever since the first tourism and vacation travel boom in the 1970s, Malaga has been one of the most visited and most revered European holiday destinations.
Located on the heavenly, sun-kissed Costa del Sol on the coast of Spain, Malaga is a holiday town that boasts the best of both worlds.
You will enjoy a wonderfully rich historic and cultural experience in the heart of the old town, and stretches of beautiful beach.
Malaga also acts as a hub for the Costa del Sol. Many of the region’s main attractions are within easy reach, including the best surfing beaches in this part of Spain.
If you and your board are considering Malaga as your next holiday destination, then take a look at some of the very best beaches for surfing in this region.
El Chanquete Beach Malaga, Spain
Situated in the El Palo area, El Chanquete beach is undoubtedly one of the most popular places for surfing in Malaga.
There are sufficient parking areas and permanent showers. The facilities are great. The westerly and easterly winds provide plenty of interesting and challenging waves.
This beach is situated in Velez-Malaga. It also boasts plenty of easy access and parking areas for surfers to turn up and spend the entire day on the waves.
Visit this beach on days when the wind is coming from the east. You will have the best chance to catch the most impressive waves. The side of the beach where the town ends is the best side for surfing.
This is a famous beach among Spanish and European surfers, especially the small area between the Cabopino Marina and the breakwater. Thanks to its sandy bottom, this particular stretch of the beach enjoys huge waves. Surfers can try some of the more advanced moves in their lockers.
Pijil-Lagos is another beach located in the popular Velez-Malaga region. It’s in the Lagos neighborhood. Do like the locals do. Head to the western part of the beach in order to catch the biggest breaks.
The wonderfully named Bil-Bil Beach is located near the popular Benalmadena Marina. It has an all-sand bottom. This sandy bottom combined with the fact that the wind most commonly blows from the east means that visitors will be able to enjoy some of the biggest waves that any Malaga beach has to offer.
What’s more, the laid back, vibrant atmosphere that Bil-Bil beach boasts is something that all surfers will absolutely love.
Santa Amalia Beach
If you don’t mind taking a few holiday taxis to some beaches further afield, then you can experience some perfect wave conditions. Surfers venturing just outside of Malaga into the wider areas of Andalusia will love the Santa Amalia beach in Fuengirola.
The town is filled with specialised surfing shops that will delight fans of the sport. And of course, the waves that the beach creates are more than worth travelling from Malaga for!
Los Lances De Tarifa Beach
Los Lances de Tarifa is a magnificent beach situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. It is perfect for unique surfing conditions. Just 14 km away from Africa, the beach has become something of a pilgrimage location for dedicated surfers from all over the world. Learn more.
The strong winds that blow all year round make for incredibly high waves, perfect for surfers who are looking to express themselves! Tarifa is also Europe’s capital of kite surfing. Don’t forget to book your airport transfer with Holiday Taxis when you visit.
You will love experiencing a beach vacation in any one of these beautiful areas.