Nerja’s Beaches

Nerja enjoys a wide variety of beaches, from the undeveloped El Playazo beach to the west of town, to the 800m long Burriana Beach to the east. There are also small coves which are deserted even at the height of summer, and a number of smaller beaches right in the centre of town. The guide below gives details of the beaches, where they are and what facilities are available.

Calahonda Beach, Nerja

Calahonda Beach, Nerja

Burriana Beach Nerja

The Blue Flag beach at Burriana is about 800m long and 40m wide and is the most popular in the Nerja area.  Apart from offering the sun and the beautiful views from one of the many sunbeds... More Information »
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Calahonda Beach Nerja

Calahonda Beach is located on the eastern side of the Balcon de Europa, down a cobbled path that has not changed much since Raquel Welch walked down it in 1967 in the film Fathom.... More Information »
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Carabeillo Beach Nerja

Carabeillo Beach is accessed via steps at the end of Calle Carabeo.  Guests at the Parador Hotel have the luxury of being able to use their own private lift to reach the sand, the rest of us have to... More Information »
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Carabeo Beach Nerja

Carabeo beach can be almost deserted even when the other Nerja beaches are filling up in the hot weather.... More Information »
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El Cañuelo Beach – Maro-Cerro Gordo Natural Park

El Cañuelo is one of the remote beaches between Nerja and Almunecar in the Maro-Cerro Gordo natural park. This natural park runs for around 7 miles along the coast from Nerja towards La Herradura... More Information »

El Chucho Beach Nerja

El Chucho Beach in Nerja is located between Torrecilla Beach to the east and El Playazo beach to the west. The beach has sun loungers for hire, showers and toilets, plus food and drinks are available... More Information »
El Chucho Beach Nerja

El Salon Beach Nerja

El Salon beach is to the west of the Balcon de Europa and is accessed from the Balcon square, via a path behind the large trees... More Information »
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La Caletilla Beach, Nerja

Playa La Caletilla is the small beach in front of the Balcon de Europa hotel next to the Balcon de Europa. The beach is accessed either directly from the hotel, or you can walk down to Calahonda... More Information »
La Caletilla Beach, Nerja

Playa del Molino De Papel – Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo

Playa del Molino De Papel is one of the secluded beaches in the Acantilados de (cliffs of) Maro Cerro Gordo natural park. The beach is reached by a windy country track and is a pebbly beach with some... More Information »
Playa Molino Papel in the Cerro Gordo Natural Park near Nerja

Playazo Beach Nerja

Playazo Beach is the biggest in the Nerja area, being 1700 metres long, and is also the least developed.  It begins at the western side of the Rio Chillar and a track follows the beach for almost... More Information »
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Torrecilla Beach Nerja

Torrecilla Beach is 300 metres long and is one of Nerja’s most popular beaches. It has a full range of facilities, including sunbed hire, and is another Nerja beach with the distinguished Blue Flag... More Information »
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