The Beaches of Torremolinos

Torremolinos' picturesque coastline runs for about seven kilometers, and is divided into four main beaches. The beaches are characterized by the variety of activities and many services they offer.

Accompanied by a pleasant and always lively promenade, this stretch of coastline is a haven for those seeking a comfortable and effortless beach holiday.

Its beaches are among the most spectacular in the region, boasting unrivalled landscapes of the Costa del Sol. The sand itself is clean and well-maintained, while the clear, sheltered waters are ideal for swimming.

Take a look for yourself at all that the Torremolinos coastline has to offer in HD video, then scroll down for more information on each of the four beaches!

Playa El Bajondillo

Torremolinos - Playa El Bajondillo

Torremolinos' most central beach is easily accessible from the casco antiguo (the old town). Follow the panoramic staircase that descends from Calle San Miguel down to the sea.

The 1100 m stretch of beach offers all the amenities you could imagine. Beach bars, shops, and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets line the streets just behind the waterfront, offering many opportunities to enjoy the local seafood and do some shopping. Day beds, palm trees, and plenty of free sand make the perfect place to take an afternoon siesta or entertain the kids. 

Full information on Playa el Bajondillo here.

Playa La Carihuela

Torremolinos, Playa de la Carihuela

The westernmost beach in Torremolinos, Playa la Carihuela, is also easily accessible from the center. To get there, follow the promenade from Playa El Bajondillo until you round the Punta de Torremolinos. The Punta is a rocky promontory that divides the two beaches and juts out slightly into the sea, providing a fantastic point to photograph the scenic coast.

This beach also offers full services, thanks to its proximity to Puerto Marina, the marina in neighbouring Benalmadena. Here you can find water sport rentals, a large number of shops, several restaurants, and various other activities.

Full information on Playa la Carihuela here.

Playamar Beach

Torremolinos - Playamar

Also known as Playa El Retiro, Playamar is perhaps the best equipped beach in Torremolinos with regards to water sports activities. Parasailing, paddle boarding, kayaking, and many other kinds of aquatic equipment are available for rent at affordable prices.

Playamar lies between the other beaches of El Bajondillo and Los Alamos. While there is certainly much sand on which you can relax and work on your tan, palm trees and grass along the beach offer some refuge from the intense sun. You can also seek shade in one of the many beach bars found along the promenade and do so while enjoying a cool drink! 

Full information on Playamar here.

Playa Los Alamos

Torremolinos - Los Alamos

Bordering the coast of Malaga, and fairly near to the capital's airport, Los Alamos is the most eastern of the four beaches and as such, is also the most secluded

During the afternoon, the beach is ideal for those wishing to avoid crowds and the liveliness of the more central beaches. In the evening, conversely, it turns into one of the busiest areas of town. Los Alamos is the place to be at sundown - music, lights, and people animate the scene. The beach clubs found along this stretch of waterfront are some of the most popular in the area!

Full information on Los Alamos here.


Whatever your tastes, needs, or budget, the beaches of Torremolinos are sure to have what you are looking for. 

Map of the beaches of Torremolinos