Spread across 9.8km of coastline, the beaches in Sotogrande often offer a bit of peace (which can be a bit difficult on the Costa del Sol). This area is a place of natural beauty and relatively quiet area all year round.
The Estepona coastline is spread out across more than 20km and contains some of the best beaches in Malaga Province.
There is a quiet coved area of Estepona which is called Playa de Cristo which is an ideal spot for families with small children because of the shallow water and safe currents.
San Pedro Beaches
Beaches in San Pedro spread across over 3 kilometres of coastline, they are all near the other 'famous' tourist destinations of Marbella and Puerto Banus.
The types of beaches in the San Pedro area range from gravel to soft sand.
Puerto Banus Beaches
The beaches in Puerto Banus are amongst the most famous in the whole of the south of Spain, as the port area of one of the most luxurious marinas of the world.
Marbella beaches cover more than 20 kilometres of coastline and number 24 in total.
Nine of the beaches in the area have been awarded a Blue Flag for their cleanliness which makes them some of the best in Europe.
The popular tourist destination of Fuengirola has more than 7 kilometres of beaches. In 2009 Fuengirola was the only town in Spain which had an EU Blue Flag flying on all of its beaches.
One of the beaches has been adapted for the disabled.
The beaches of the coastal area of Mijas extend over 12 kilometres and are renowned for their sports and other facilities.
The sand on these beaches is fine and the beaches tend to be cleaned regularly.
Benalmadena has nearly 20 kilometres of coastline which is home to no fewer than 17 beaches.
The beaches in the east are wide and sandy, whereas the beaches in the west tend to be rocky but, as a general rule, more tranquil and calm.
Benalmadena also is home to one of the first nudist beaches in Spain. Called Benalnatura its origins date back to 1976, although it was officially recognised as a nudist beach in 1990.
The beaches in Torremolinos are one of the main tourist attractions of the town.
The area is spread out across seven kilometres of coastline, with 'La Carihuela' being one of the best beaches in Malaga Province not only for its lovely sand and sparkling blue waters, but also for its typical beach bars and restaurants.
Malaga has three different types of beaches within the city which are the eastern beaches, and the beaches like Malagueta which is near the port and marina area.
Finally there are the beaches which extend out from the port area known as El Candado.
A beach resort which offers one of Europe's best climates, Nerja combines both the charm of a white village and a beautiful coastline of coved beaches.