Best Beaches in Nerja

Best beaches in nerja

What are the beaches like in Nerja in this great seaside resort ?

So your planning a holiday or longer stay in Nerja  ?  Well first most importantly let me point you in the direction of the best accommodation website in Nerja. Book a property in Nerja  who have been providing excellent accommodation at great prices for many years. As they say the “Go that extra mile”. Speak to Jean and Joe on [email protected] book your accommodation in nerja then plan your beach days.

So you want to know which are the best beaches in Nerja?. Well there are a huge selection of beaches and coves are offered to bathers along the long coast. Also for those looking for water sports, relaxation oases or a family outing? Nerja can serve all interests with its beaches.

This is a truly great seaside resort many beaches in Nerja have been very well developed for residents and tourists. Most of the beaches have very good equipment like public toilets and showers to wash off the sand of your body. They also even a place to buy snacks for which can be found in many places. Most importantly a beach visit is comfortable and fun in Nerja. Another good thing is a large number of lifeguard stations are located on the beaches in Nerja. This provides the necessary security for the visitors and help with minor injuries on site.

Beaches in the center of Nerja.

Beaches outside the Center of Nerja

The Beaches in Nerja – center

The choice is not easy in this seaside resort. Most importantly there are countless beaches and also bays to discover on the 14 km long coast. This listing should help you with your decision. These are the most important and beautiful beaches in Nerja that are reachable from the center. I’ll show you where to find the beaches, who they are for and what facilities/services you can use on the beach.

Burriana Beach the most popular beach in this seaside resort:

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Suitable for: families, water sports and day trips:

El Salón Beach

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Suitable for: families

Calahonda Beach

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Suitable for: families, photos and great views

Chorrillo Beach

Chorrillo Beach is located next to Calahonda Beach on the Balcon. This remote bay can be reached with some skill by going through the rocks east of Calahonda Beach. The bay is not always so easy to reach, depending on the water level. If you do not mind getting wet you can just swim there. A look into the clinging rocks is very impressive and felt like a little adventure the first time. Therefore this is a  must for little adventurers and explorers!

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Suitable for: little adventurers who want to go on a discovery tour

Caletilla Beach

playa caletilla

Caletilla Beach is one of the small beaches in Nerja and is located directly on the Balcon. The public beach is located in front of the hotel complex “Hotel Balcon de Europa” and will, therefore, be used by many hotel guests. The beach is very well developed and also offers good gastronomy from the hotel restaurant. There are two entrances to the beach: through the Hotel Balcon de Europa (private) or along the promenade from Calahonda Beach, which leads below the Balcon.

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Suitable for: families

Torrecilla Beach

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Suitable for: families and who value good beach conditions:

Chucho Beach

The Chucho Beach is located between the Playazo and Torrecilla Beach and is separated by a transition of the promenade from the Torrecilla Beach. Also the beach is small and cozy and is usually used by residents and tourists. Therefore it has good access via the promenade and very good facilities with showers, toilets, beach furniture and lifeguards. On the beach promenade to the east, the Playazo Beach can be reached.

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Suitable for: families

Playazo Beach

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Suitable for: families, relaxation and water sports

 

Carabeillo Beach

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Suitable for: families and relaxation

Carabeo Beach

Carabeo Beach is located in the center of Nerja.  A  staircase from the street “Calle Hernando Carabeo” gives access to this beach. The beach is very popular in the summer and offers a beautiful view of the rocky coastal landscape. In addition to the colorful fishing boats, you will also find showers, toilets, and a lifeguard station. Gastronomy is not on-site, but due to its central location, cafes and restaurants are within walking distance.

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Suitable for: families

The beaches in Nerja – Outside the center

There are several beaches on the outskirts of Nerja and you really need a transport to access them. Nerja has some lovely hidden bays which are only accessible via a rocky footpaths.

La Caleta de Maro Beach (Cala chica)

La Caleta de Maro
La Caleta de Maro – nerjatoday.com

Cala chica Beach is located in Maro, about 3.5 km from Nerja.

Calle Chica originates from the series “Verano Azul (Blue Summer)” . The series was filmed in Nerja. The series showed the beach in each of the episodes. Caleta de Maro Beach is a natural beach. In 2014 Calle Chica was also chosen as being the second most beautiful beach in Spain. This beach is very popular  for snorkeling.

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Suitable for: families and nature lovers

Maro Beach

Playa de Maro
Playa de Maro | by Marcos Castellano

As the name suggests, Maro Beach is located in Maro, 10 minutes by car from Nerja. The natural sandy beach has a good infrastructure and one of the most popular beaches in Nerja for the locals in summer. There are green rock formations all around the beach. A beach bar provides the necessary catering on site. For the right comfort and bathing fun kayak and sunbed, rental is available. You should definitely pack snorkels and glasses. The variety of fish and fauna in this section has made Maro one of the region’s most popular snorkeling and diving spots.

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Suitable for: families, water sports and day trips

Alberquillas Beach

Playa de la Alberquilla
Playa de la Alberquilla | by Cayetano

The Alberquillas Beach is a large rustic beach on the Andalusian cliffside of the seaside resort of Nerja. A longer dirt road leads you to the quiet pebble beach surrounded by steep cliffs. Without tourist infrastructure, you can relax and enjoy the beauty of the coastal landscape. The Alberquillas Beach is one of the beaches in Nerja, which is very quiet and located in the nature reserve Acantilados de Maro – Cerro Gordo. The water in the sea has a very good bathing quality, is home to many fish and has an intact underwater world.

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Suitable for: relaxation

Cantarriján Beach

The Cantarriján Beach is a popular nudist beach on the Costa del Sol and is located in the province of Granada on the border of Nerja. The beach has a very good infrastructure. Textile-free bathing allowed. The right place to drop your covers and enjoy the beach holiday in a different way.

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Suitable for: textile-free bathing

Cala del Cañuelo Beach

The Cala del Cañuelo Beach is a beautiful beach in a natural environment. It combines a decentralized location in nature and a good infrastructure. There is a shuttle service from the seaside resort of nerja to take you to the long pebble beach. To relax in the sun there are plenty of sunbeds and for the big hunger an exotic restaurant with delicious food. If you are looking for a natural beach with a great view of a rocky and hilly landscape and do not want to miss out on comfortable beach equipment, this is the place for you.

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Suitable for: families, relaxation and day trips

Calas del Pino Beach

Cala del Pino

The Calas del Pino Beach are two sandy coves between the Alberquillas Beach and the Torre del Pino. A secluded natural beach with few bathers, located in the Natural Park Acantilados de Maro – Cerro Gordo. A good place for relaxation and tranquility. A steep descent path leads you to the 350-meter-long beach. Since there are no facilities at this beach, you should provide for your trip with food and drinks.

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Suitable for: nature lovers and relaxation

Molino de Papel Beach

Playa de Molino de Papel

Molino de Papel Beach is one of the harder to reach beaches in this seaside resort of Nerja. The pebble beach, which extends to the east of the Costa del Sol, is only accessible via a steep and difficult to walk footpath. Those who want to put effort into reaching this beach and do not care to lie on coarse gravel, reach a peaceful place with very few bathers. If you want to indulge in the beauties of nature and want some privacy it is the right place to go.

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Suitable for: relaxation

 

 

 

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