Torremolinos, for a long promenade
If you know the name – and chances are you do, since it’s up there alongside Benidorm – you might not have included Torremolinos on your bucket list. But for beaches it’s one of the best spots in Málaga province. Its six main stretches are connected by a recently renovated palm trees-lined promenade: at almost 8km (5mi) long, it delivers exceptional views of the coast and the rugged Andalusian interior. Playa El Bajondillo, the closest to Torremolinos, can become very busy so head westwards and you’ll find tranquillity around the fishing village of La Carihuela.