Nerja's Beaches

Burriana Beach

This is the most popular tourist beach on the Nerja coast. There are various ways of reaching it, but the most important, approximately 1 km in length, is the access to be found at the exit from Nerja going towards Almería on the N-340, to the right, at the level of the residential development “Verano Azul”; this way down to the beach is ideal for cars, as it is tarmac in excellent condition. The beach consists of coarse sand and gravel, and is black in colour.
Its size is 700 m in length by some 35 m wide, and tends to become crowded.
It has good facilities, including car-parks, regular bus service, newly-built hotels, Red Cross post, danger signals, lifeguards, showers, telephones, umbrellas, sunbeds, water sports for hire, promenade, beach bars, souvenir shops, restaurants...
Every year it is awarded the EU Blue Flag.

Torrecilla Beach

A beach approximately 225 m in length and an average of 25m wide. It attracts a high concentration of people.
It consists of medium-grain sand, and is black in colour. It has four possible means of access:
   1. Across the beach of El Chucho and round the promontory where the ruined tower of La Torrecilla stands, and from which the       beach takes its name.
   2. Using the path down from the end of Calle Antonio Añejo.
   3. Via the Paseo de la Plaza de los Cangrejos
   4. By the path down to the beach, at the end of the Avenida Castilla Pérez
A beach with good facilities, consisting of: regular bus service, hotels, restaurants, telephones, showers, umbrellas, sunbeds, waters ports for hire, promenade, beach bar. It has been awarded the Blue Flag.

El Salón Beach

This beach is 200 m in length and some 10 m wide. It has a high density of people, and is more of an urban beach. It consists of medium-coarse sand, black in colour.
Access is by means of the Plaza de la Iglesia, situated in the Balcón de Europa. It can only be reached on foot.
It is equipped with telephone, and waste-bins.

Carabeo Beach

A beach of black, medium-grain sand, 120 m in length and approximately 15 m wide at its central part. It can get crowded.
This beach can be reached via the Paseo de los Carabineros, or via Calle Carabeo using the stepped path downwards that you will find at the end of the street.
It is equipped with telephone, and waste-bins.  

Calahonda beach

Situated under the Balcón de Europa, it can be accessed by the path downwards called the “boquete de Calahonda”, to be found at the end of the Calle Puerta del Mar.
It has a length of about115 m, and an average width of 20 m; it can get crowded, and the buildings surrounding it are urban in type.
The sand is medium-grain and black in colour. It is well equipped with restaurants, hotels, showers, umbrellas, sunbeds, waste-bins, telephones and water sports for hire. The Paseo de los Carabineros starts off from this beach, leading to Burriana Beach across some picturesque cliffs.

El Playazo Beach

The westernmost beach in the municipality of Nerja, this has two ways of accessing it by car:
1. On the right, at the 289.5 km milestone on the N-340 going towards Almería. It is only a short way to the beach.
2. From inside the town itself, going down Calle Antonio Ferrándiz, as far as the “I.E.S. El Chaparil”, the old Factory of San José, where you turn to the right into a lane which, after crossing the Chíllar River, brings you in sight of the beach.
The most spectacular part of the beach is the surroundings: the "vega" of Nerja.
It is about 1800 m long, and 30 m wide. It has a medium density of people, and is in a natural setting. Its sand is black and of medium grain. The Chíllar River flows into the sea on the eastern side of this beach, and the Seco River to the west.

El Chucho Beach

This is to be found between the mouth of the Chíllar River, which leads it on to El Playazo Beach, and which is one of the possible ways to reach it, and La Torrecilla Beach.
It is about 200 m long, and 30 m wide. Its sand is also medium-grain and black in colour.

La Caletilla Beach

This beach has a length of about 50 m and a width of approximately 10 m. It attracts a medium density of people, and is more urban in its surroundings.
It consists of medium-coarse black sand. There are two ways to get to it:
1. Through the Hotel Balcón de Europa (which is private), situated on the Paseo of the same name
2. Across the Calahonda Beach
The hotel and service facilities consist of restaurants, accommodation, telephone, waste-bins, umbrellas, sunbeds and water sports for hire.

El Chorrillo Beach

In order to get to this secluded cove, follow the path from the Paseo de los Carabineros.
It also has sand of medium grain and black in colour. It is 20 m in width, and 60 m long, with a medium degree of occupation.
It has a telephone, and waste-bins.

Carabeillo Beach

This beach can be accessed by the path down from the “Mirador del bandito”, situated at the end of Calle Carabeo, or across Burriana Beach. The path can only be done on foot.
The size of the beach is approximately 70 m long and 10 m wide. It does not get very crowded, and is equipped with telephone, and waste-bins. Its sand is black and of medium grain.