Torremolinos - Beaches

© Michelle Chaplow Torremolinos Beach
Torremolinos Beach

Continuing on from Benalmádena beaches.

There are six main beaches in Torremolinos: Los Alamos, Playamar, Bajondillo, La Carihuela, Montemar and El Saltillo. The 7 km main promenade has recently undergone improvements with additional landscaping and wider pavements. Now all the beaches are linked.

East of the headland of Castillo de Santa Clara

Playa de Bajondillo, Torremolinos. © Sophie Carefull
Playa de Bajondillo, Torremolinos.

Flanked by massive hotels, apartment blocks, bars and restaurants, this area is packed during the summer. Playa de Bajondillo gives way eastwards to the beaches of Playamar and Los Alamos.

The further you walk east the quieter the beaches become. This beach is backed by a Golf Course belonging to the Parador Malaga Golf Hotel and sits right under the Airport flight path. It is an official Malaga nudist beach, and frequented by mixed bathers. Facilities include: showers, off road parking, beach bar and a public telephone. Malaga Beaches

Palms on the Beach of Torremolinos, Palza del Remo, Costa del Sol © Michelle Chaplow
Palms on the Beach of Torremolinos, Palza del Remo, Costa del Sol

West of the headland of Castillo de Santa Clara

La Carihuela, Torremolinos. © Sophie Carefull
La Carihuela, Torremolinos.

Here lies the beach areas of La Carihuela and Montemar.

La Carihuela is a favourite and offers pleasant sea views and some dramatic rock formations, plus the old fishing village of La Carihuela which is a delightful area of picturesque simple houses and bourganvillea clad patios where old men play dominoes and drink anis.

The seafront promenade, extends west behind the expansive and popular beaches of Montemar and El Saltillo, now continuing as far as Benalmadena Marina. This is the area also known for its excellent seafood restaurants and chiringuitos (beach bars).

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