Beaches Axarquia - Playa del Cenicero

Wednesday, 10 March 2010 06:00

Playa del Cenicero – a natural beach that is on the Costa del Sol friendly, but not crowded.

Located on the south coast of Andalusia is Playa del Cenicero and it is about 45 minutes from Málaga. Playa del Cenicero stretches out over more than a kilometer on the Costa Del Sol and its neighboring beach is the Playa de Ferrara. There are several excellent bars, shops, restaurants and cafes found along the broad, artfully designed promenade. Unlike the Playa de Ferrara where its scenery is dominated with apartment complexes and hotel, the Playa del Cenicero has low buildings that harmonise the beach landscape.


The beach’s beauty is enhanced with the flowers, lush bushes and shrubs that are nestled in the promenade. The natural, unspoiled section of the Playa del Cenicero continues where the promenade ends.

The western section of Playa del Cenicero is characterised by, natural dune landscape that provides a surreal and quiet environment for all who wants more peace and quiet.

The English meaning of Cenicero is "ashtray" which is ironic since this exquisite beach consists of clean, grey sand which tend to heat up during summer time. The wearing of sandals or beach flip flops is recommended to all those who visit the beach.

There are numerous facilities available such as loungers, beach umbrellas, showers and toilets. There are also life guards at the beach to ensure you and your loved ones safety.  With the wide area of sand found on the beach it makes sun bathing a common practice among tourists and locals. Playa de Ferrara is more peaceful and tranquil, when compared to other beaches.

A selection of meat dishes, fish dishes, paella and well-known sardines are prepared on an open fire served on skewers. Two chiringuitos can also be found at the east end of the beach. This beach offers amazing features making it ideal for people with physical disabilities, adults and children.

  • Public toilets / showers
  • Wooden Cabins
  • Life Guards
  • Sun Loungers / umbrellas
  • Crystal Clear water perfect for snorkeling
  • Wheelchair access 

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