The 5 Best Beaches in Nerja

Nerja is a small town in the province of Malaga. Its fishing and agricultural tradition, give Nerja a fantastic rural and coastal atmosphere to give you a getaway to the beach. The climate of Nerja is one of the main characteristics for which it is considered as a highly recommended tourist destination, and is that having 320 days of sunshine a year is a myriad of opportunities to spend a weekend at the beach of Nerja.

playas de nerja

Visiting Nerja means sun, rest, tranquility, something typical in destinations like Murcia, where you can enjoy some pleasures of the Mediterranean Sea such as: its gastronomy with the pescaíto frito to the head, as we said previously an enviable climate, a healthy environment because the hospitality and good character of its people is well known. So we invite you to think no more, dive into the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean Sea, and know the Beaches of Nerja.

The 5 most beautiful beaches of Nerja

As for the coast of the province of Malaga very opposite to others such as Galicia, it is well known that it is one of the favorite destinations to spend a few days at the beach, both for local tourists from Spain, as for foreign tourists, mostly from European countries such as Italy, England, Germany or France. Among all its destinations, Nerja is one of the best qualified by both groups of tourists, its history, its maritime charm, the hospitality of its people, its gastronomy, the climate… These are some of the factors that make Nerja one of the best beach destinations in Spain.

Burriana Beach

Burriana Beach is, so to speak, The Beach par excellence within the Beaches of Nerja. Located just a few meters from the urban center of the city, the food is another point in its favor, as its good access and proximity make it a very comfortable choice.

It should be noted that this beach corresponds to the emblematic beach where so many and so many moments of the famous Spanish series Verano Azul were filmed, whose director Antonio Mercero gives its name to the promenade of Burriana Beach.

burriana beach

Its 800 meters long and 40 meters wide make it a medium sized beach, so the space can be a little problem in the busiest times of the year. It also has plenty of activities for both the youngest members of the family and adults, among them we can highlight the ka-yaks, bananas (floats) propelled, or paragliding. If we also want to enjoy the delicacies of Andalusian cuisine, we have restaurants and chiringuitos on the beach with which we will savor every drop of the Mediterranean Sea.

Carabeo Beach

The Carabeo beach or also known as Playa de Carabeillo or Playa de Carabeillo Chico, is located right in the center of Nerja, which is a point in its favor because it will not be far away wherever we are located within Nerja, however, its access which is essential to be through stairs makes it not the best choice if we want to go to the beach with someone who has reduced mobility. Its scarce 70 meters long by 10 meters wide make the space rather small, however the stairs and its somewhat hidden location make the occupation of this beach is not something we have to worry about.

carabeo beach

As for its services does not have many, since this time we are facing one of those beaches that rather than a busy tourist destination, it seems a tropical paradise hidden by a cliff that surrounds the beach, from which we will see many young locals jumping into the sea. If we can count on having small bites of pescaíto in the local chiringuitos, as well as we can also enjoy a more “formal” meal in some restaurants that are close to the coast.

Calahonda Beach

Calahonda Beach is a real emblem for all those who know the area of Nerja, this beach in addition to itself that stands out by itself, is known for being located next to the famous Balcon de Europa which comes out countless times in the historic series of Verano Azul, access to the beach can be made through a well-known white shed, whose doors are blue and is called Boquete de Calahonda..

playa de calahonda

In addition to all this already mentioned, the beach is very close to the town center of Nerja, has a myriad of services such as: rental of sunbeds, umbrellas, kiosks, showers … In addition, it has a group of socorristas dedicated to care for the safety of bathers, so if we are thinking of going with our children to the beach, Calahonda Beach is one of the best options in Nerja.

Finally we can not forget to recommend the emblematic restaurant Papagayo practically attached to the beach which is well known by both tourists and locals of Nerja.

Playa de la Caletilla

La Caletilla Beach is located just below the Balcon de Europa on the western side of this. Its scarce 50 meters long by 20 meters wide often make those who are not regulars in the area confuse it with a private beach, the fact that just the Hotel el Balcón is at his feet favors this conclusion, however you can rest assured that it is a beach 100% public 365 days a year.

playa de la caletilla

Of all the beaches that we have in Nerja, La Caletilla beach is the smallest of all, in fact on days with higher tides, the entire beach disappears into the sea. It should be noted that this is a beach with a somewhat complicated access because it depends on how high the tides are, we can access from Playa Salon or from Calahonda, even being able to access by the tides is not a paved road but a rocky terrain.

Playa del Chorrillo

Chorrillo Beach is the wildest of all those we have discussed Nerja, if you are a nature lover and you love those beaches without any service where you will only find water, life, sand, sun, and a tropical landscape, this is your beach.

playa del chorrillo

Composed of three small coves, which will be available or not depending on the tides, we recommend to go to this beach having made sure that today will be one of the days which we can access them.

In this case the sand on all beaches is dark and thick, its waters of a crystalline blue tone, while its total length, counting the 3 coves is 60 meters long.

Map of beaches in Nerja

Below we leave you a detailed map with all thecoast of Nerja, the different beaches that we name here and others that we have not previously mentioned. In addition you can also orientate yourself in the historic center of the city in relation to how to get to the beaches.