Nerja is a popular holiday resort plus home to many ex-pats. It’s easy to understand why. This delightful town has kept it’s traditional Spanish fishing village feel: with white-washed buildings, narrow streets plus all modern amenities; including many bars/restaurants and shops, as well as 7 beautiful beaches. Nerja is situated in the east of the Axarquia province and is at the foot of the Sierra de Tejadas mountains and at the mouth of the River Chillar.
Nerja beaches are one of the town’s biggest assets. Nerja enjoys crystal clear waters and has the magical backdrop of the Sierra de Tejadas mountains. A great place to enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving within the rocks along the coastline.
Burriana Beach is Nerja’s most popular and well known beach. Home to a wide variety of bars/restaurants and shops, probably most famous for Ayo’s paella. There are many opportunities at Burriana; to enjoy kayaking, snorkeling, pedalos, as well as having volley ball courts and several children’s play areas.
Carabeo beach is a ‘relatively’ quiet beach. It is a small cove surrounded by cliffs and rocks, in the centre of Nerja. There are no restaurants or bars, although there is a small kiosk that sells drinks and snacks in the hot summer months.
Chorillo, is a small beach with crystal clear waters, ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving, because of the tranquil waters protected by the natural coves.
Calahonda beach is the most picturesque beach in Nerja. It is next to the Balcon de Europa, (the main focal point of Nerja). It is a small cove, surrounded by cliffs and rocks. There is also a small Fisherman’s hut, built into the rocks.
El Salon beach has rocky cliffs either side and is quite difficult to get down to, access is via a steep walkway from the Balcón de Europa. Another stunning beach with clear blue waters for you to enjoy. There are no restaurants/bars, but a small kiosk opens in the summer months. There are toilets, showers and changing facilities at the beach.
La Torrecilla beach is on the Western side of Nerja. A very popular beach, in the summer months. There are cafes/bars, kiosks, sunbeds and parasols. This beach has been awarded the blue flag.
El Playazo is on the edge of Nerja, to the west. The sand is dark with course grains. Although the largest beach in Nerja, it is usually relatively quiet. It benefits from showers, sunbeds and parasols as well as several restaurants/bars on the paseo.