What to see with your kids
THE BEACHES ARE ONE OF THE COSTA DEL SOL’S BIGGEST DRAWS. The towns along Spain's 'Sunshine Coast' have several beautiful beaches; each with a unique vibe and style.
The province of Malaga is lapped by the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and has a total of 161km of coastline, spanning from Manilva to Nerja.
Many families are looking for a holiday by the sea. Playing in the sand, lazing in the sun, swimming, diving and enjoying water sports are just some of the ways you can while away the hours with your family at the beach.
Water Sports, Sun and Water
With 161km of coastline, mild climate all year round and no fewer than 12 marinas, Costa del Sol is a paradise for lovers of water sports.
There are companies offering kayak hire in Costa del Sol. A particularly beautiful spot to paddle through the waters is Nerja, as it is close to the extraordinary Maro coves. Throughout the summer, kayak tours run from Burriana beach to Maro beaches, where you can enjoy sheer cliffs, rugged caves and crystalline waters. It makes a perfect backdrop for some impressive photographs.
Diving and snorkelling
Many beaches in the Costa del Sol are known for their beautiful seabeds. El Cañuelo cove (Nerja), Chilches beach (Vélez – Málaga), Peñón del Cuervo beach (Malaga) and Las Arenas beach (Manilva) are, in particular, great spots to get your snorkel out and spend hours with your head in the water. If you’re keen to take it a step further, you could even take a diving lesson at one of the many diving schools in the province.
Surfing and kitesurfing
In recent years, surfing has grown in popularity in the Costa del Sol. Beaches such as Bil Bil (Benalmádena), Artola – Cabopino (Marbella), Benajarafe (Vélez-Málaga) and El Chanquete (Malaga) are some of surfers’ favourite spots. Just like with other water sports, there are plenty of schools where you can learn how to ride the waves. Another option is kitesurfing, a sport that has seen a big rise in popularity, becoming one of the most fashionable summer sports.