Known for its stunning beaches, architecture, and culture, Malaga is one of the many Spanish cities that we believe need to be visited. Best yet, Malaga is one of the most campervan-friendly cities in all of Spain, so much so we found two great places to park overnight in Malaga.
With year round great weather, there really isn’t a bad time to visit Malaga, whether you are looking for a little bit of winter sun, or hoping to tan yourself in the scorching summer heat. A great thing about Malaga is that you really can do it all. It seamlessly combines city life and a beach getaway. Malaga also truly comes alive at night and boasted a great party atmosphere! Furthermore, it is a mere stones throw away from our personal favourite excursion in all of Spain – El Caminito Del Rey. To find out more, click the links below.
Is El Caminito Del Rey worth visiting?
What to know before visiting El Caminito Del Rey.
The two places we recommend you park overnight in Malaga are completely contrasting. The first spot we discuss is located in the hills, overlooking the city, it is peaceful and far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. The perfect place to pitch up and watch the sun set over Malaga. The second is directly on the beach just outside of Malaga. It attracts many campervans, motorhomes, and ever larger rigs. It boast a unique sense of community that is often hard to find when living on the road. This spot is best for enjoying the beach and accessing the city centre,.
Where to park overnight in Malaga - in the hills
A 17-minute drive from the center of Malaga you will find this stunning place to park overnight. Looking out over the city and sea, you really can appreciate the beautiful region of Andalusia.
This spot is located on the roadside of an extermely quiet road that winds up a hill. There is plenty of room for at least 5 campervans. The spot is large enough to cater for larger motorhome too.
There are no facilities here, and for this reason it is best that you have a self contained van and take your rubbish away with you.
Although this spot near Malaga is essentially a gravelly patch of land, it is level enough to park overnight and get a good night sleep without the aid of chocks. This spot is also extremely exposed, perfect for charging via solar, or not great if you are looking for a shady place to camp out!
This spot is a hidden gem that cannot be found on the popular app park4night. We recommend this spot if you are looking to relax surrounded by nature, and also if you are looking for the convience of being located a few minutes drive from a city! We loved it here!
El Lagarillo, 29018 Málaga, Spain
Signal / 4G
Good 4G and signal.
Where to park overnight in Malaga - by the beach
This spot on the outskirts of Malaga is a hive of activity with campervans, motorhomes, and gigantic RVs making it their home. It is the perfect place to wild camp near Malaga due to it having access to the beach and also makes for an easy commute to the center of Malaga making use of public transport – the train to be exact.
Located on the beach, there is plenty of room for 100s of campervans. There are cold beach showers located a mere stone’s throw away from where you wild camp here in Malaga. It is large enough for any size of vehicle to enjoy. In fact, is it an extremely popular spot for big vehicles, such as overlanding vehicles and converted buses!
This spot isn’t fancy and doesn’t have the charm of a secluded beach park up, however, it has a sense of community and camaraderie that most spots cannot compete with. There are also a series of restaurants and bars dotted along the beach.
Finally, this spot is also close to a fairly large and impressive outlet mall. We certainly recommend paying it a visit!
If you are looking for a peaceful park up, this is not for you. However, if you are looking for a beachfront spot to wild camp with easy access to Malaga then you have hit the jackpot.
2023 Update: we recently revisited this spot (February, 2023) and discovered it’s not such a great spot as it used to be! First and foremost, there were unofficial parking attendants walking around charging 2€ per night for the privilege. The men were wearing high viz outfits, but are by no means authority figures, they are simply trying to make some money off of unsuspecting tourists. Secondly, the beach showers were turned off. Despite having the same community atmosphere as when we visited prior, it wasn’t the same enjoyable experience.
Campo de Golf, 29004, Málaga, Spain
Campo de Golf, 29004 Málaga, Spain
Free – 2€ per night
Beach showers available (not in winter)
Signal / 4G
Good 4G and signal.
Malaga is the perfect example of an Andalusian city and is certainly worth exploring. We recommend spending at least two days here, if not more to truly soak in all this fantastic city has to offer.
Although Malaga is a great stand-alone destination, we believe it is best enjoyed as part of a larger Andalusian Road trip. Click below to discover our 7-10 day road trip itinerary of Andalusia. Or if you are looking for a longer more expansive road trip, why not try out 1-month itinerary of Spain?
Amazing Andalusia (and Gibraltar) Road Trip
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If you have any questions regarding where to park overnight near Malaga… or Spain in general don’t hesitate to comment down below.
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