Nerja Beaches

Nerja is a privileged place in the south of Spain, near a great tourist attraction such as the Nerja Caves; the village of Frigiliana is also nearby, a beautiful place for those who like to enjoy breath-taking views.

The beaches in Nerja stand out mainly for being surrounded by cliffs and for being the municipality with the most unspoilt and natural beaches; without a doubt the beaches in Nerja are the ideal places for those seeking to be in contact with nature.

We would like to point out the following beaches:

Torrecilla beach


From the N-340 (the road that borders the coast), take the Castilla Perez street and then the Chanquete Avenue.

The Torrecilla beach is cleaned daily and has crystal-clear water that makes it a delight for the swimmers. There is also a seafront promenade. This beach is one of the most traditional on the coast of Nerja and has a great number of services amongst which we highlight a public library, sunbeds and jetskis to hire.

El Salon beach

El Salon beach

Coming from the Mediterranean motorway, take the Nerja turnoff and continue until the N-340 crossroad, here you turn right until you reach Calle de la Cruz, you can park your car in the parking lot near the Paseo Nuevo (New Promenade). There’s an access at the Balcon de Europa (Balcony of Europe) that leads down to the beach on foot.

This beach is surrounded by cliffs and it’s a real paradise to spend a perfect day on the beach in Nerja.

Carabeillo beach


If you go by car, we recommend to park in the town near Huerto de Carabeo, from there it’s a five minute walk to the beach.

Carabeillo beach is one of the most romantic in Nerja, it has its history and fantastic views of the Balcon de Europa. A family atmosphere to enjoy. It’s a very busy beach during the summer months.

This area was chosen by famous poets such as Garcia Lorca and Jorge Guillen as a second home, and the beach’s name came from a man from Naples called Hernando Carabeo, who participated in an assault upon the area during the reign of Felipe the 2nd.

Burriana beach

Burriana beach

If you reach Nerja on the motorway, head to the crossroad with the N-340 and at the last roundabout take the Burriana turnoff which is clearly indicated. It’s only 5 kilometres away from Nerja.

Burriana beach is a beautiful place with all necessary services for a splendid day on the beach. It’s a small but very popular beach amongst the tourists and the locals in summer, and it’s cleaned daily.

Maro beach


Situated at the foothill of a great cliff in Nerja and is easily accessed from the N-340 coast road. 55 Km. from Malaga and 5 Km. from Nerja. It’s a small, cosy, natural beach, and very popular in summer, specially on weekends, and the car can be left at the top of the cliff, although we do highly recommend not to leave anything valuable behind, as car robbery is pretty common up in the parking area. To be even safer, it’s recommendable to pay a euro to the chap in charge of watching over the vehicles (it’s a small price to pay for your own peace of mind).

Maro beach has all the necessary services, as well as a beach bar where one can sit down for a bite to eat or a refreshing drink during our day on the beach.

La Caletilla beach

Caletilla beach

This beach is near Nerja’s old quarter and is accessible from the seafront or from El Salon beach. If you come by car it’s recommendable to park in Paseo Nuevo. The sand on this beach is clean and its water is crystal-clear. It has fantastic views of the Balcon de Europa and the Maro cliffs.

The Caletilla beach has all the services we could possibly need, like sunbeds to hire for example, and beach bars; it also has the well-known Hotel Balcon de Europa nearby, which is why it’s a very busy beach during the months of high season.

El Playazo

El Playazo

This beach is situated near the urbanisation "Verano Azul" (from the well-known 80’s Spanish TV sitcom, entirely filmed in Nerja).

This beach has more tourists than the whole of the Nerja coast, it’s surrounded by mountains and cliffs, and it’s the chosen place by many to practice windsurf, sailing and scuba diving.

El Playazo also has volleyball nets available parking, public showers, sunbeds to hire, first aid, children’s playground, seafront promenade and beach bars where one can sit down for something to eat or drink during our day on the beach.



This beach is situated on the way from Almeria to Maro, and one can park their car near the motorway to reach the beach on foot.

This beach is a natural reserve, formed by cliffs where eagles and other birds nest. It’s a natural paradise, difficult to find anywhere else and has breath-taking views to enjoy. Definitely an ideal place for a daytrip.

As it’s a completely natural beach, it has no services whatsoever. We recommend to take plastic bags to take your rubbish with you and this way maintaining the area we use clean.

Cala del Pino (Pine Cove)

Cala de Pino

Cala del Pino beach is situated 6 Km. away from Nerja and can easily be reached from the N-340 coast road. It can only be accessed walking and it has no services, which is why you should come fully prepared if you decide to spend a lovely day on the beach in Cala del Pino.

This beach is one of the few unspoilt beaches in the area, situated in a natural reserve and its access is rather difficult.

Don’t forget to take a plastic bag with you to keep all the rubbish and remember to take it with you when you leave. This helps to preserve its natural beauty.

El Cañuelo

El Cañuelo

With an approximate length of about 350 metres and it’s isolated so the only way to access it is by walking.

This beach is mainly made up of gravel, however it is a recommended visit because of the natural environment.

El Cañuelo beach is situated in a protected natural area which means it offers no tourist services whatsoever.

El Chucho beach

El chucho

If you’re heading towards Nerja from Malaga, take the Antonio Ferrandis Chanquete avenue and park your car in the '‘Verano Azul' (Blue Summer) park; from there it’s only a 5 minute walk, more or less, to the beach.

There’s a hotel near this beach, which makes it quite a busy beach in high season and it has all the necessary services for the visitors to enjoy, like showers, children’s playground, sea rescue and first aid.

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