If you're heading to the south of Spain, you absolutely must check out Nerja (pronounced Nair-hah.)
Two hours and €4 will take you from Málaga to the center of this tiny fishing village, which was made popular by the 80's TV show, "Verano Azul," or, "Blue Summer."
Nerja has plenty of goodies to make a day trip completely worthwhile: fresh gelato, delicious tinto de verano, pristine beaches, natural caves, and local flair. As an added bonus, you'll be able to see across the Mediterranean sea into Africa on a clear day. If you still aren't sold on Nerja, chances are the friendly wandering cats and delicious seafood will win you over quite quickly.
Have you visited Nerja or other beaches in Spain? Leave me a link in the comment section; I want to hear about it!