A Guide to the Best Beaches in Torrox Costa, Nerja
The eastern part of Costa del Sol offers kilometres of beaches which include from small coves with crystal waters, spectacular cliffs to beaches with a tropical atmosphere. Among its municipalities Torrox is of note, recognised for having the best weather in Europe, and Nerja for its famous Maro beaches.
(Distances calculated from the Fuerte Calaceite Apartments, in Torrox)
Playa Calaceite (location of the apartments)
Small sandy beach with crystal waters located next to the apartments. This beach is not usually shared with many others therefore it is the ideal place for those looking for a quiet swim. Adapted for people with reduced mobilitywith special access areas and wooden walkways.
Playa Mazagarrobo-El Peñoncillo (3 min away by car, 18 min on foot)
A vast, semi-urbanised beach without a promenade and separated from the Calaceite beaches by rocky areas. It is not usually very crowded therefore, there is usually more than enough space to be able to lay down your towels. There is a kiosk nearby and a restaurant.
Playa El Morche (8 min away by car)
An urban beach with a promenade and all the necessary services, as well as access adapted for people with reduced mobility. This space is ideal for families as many children and young people meet here to play beach tennis or go for a swim.
Playa Ferrara-Las Lindes (8 min away by car)
A very vast and well equipped beach, with a family atmosphere. There is a small cove with large pebbles on the far eastern side with which it forms the so-called ‘Playa Chica’. Next to this is the mouth of the river Torrox, known as the ‘Playa del Sillón‘.
Playa El Cenicero (10 min away by car)
This beach with dark sand has no promenade and is located in the Torrox-Costa area and offers numerous services due to its urban nature. It usually has moderate waves therefore it is suitable for people who wish to swim in a calm sea.
Playa de Calahonda (11 min away by car)
This beach is below the ‘Balcony of Europe’ and can be accessed by the ‘boquete de Calahonda’ path, located at the end of calle Puerta del Mar. It is a very popular beach due to its location right in the centre of Nerja; therefore all the restaurants and services are nearby. From here you can see picturesque cliffs.
Playa de Burriana (15 min away by car)
This is one of the busiest family-friendly beaches in Nerja. It boasts all the services as well as restaurants, among them the famous Ayo, a legendary beach bar from the Spanish TV series Verano Azul.
Playa de Maro (17 min away by car and 10 min on foot)
Semi-rocky in appearance, this is a natural beach with a wild look to which it is difficult to access on foot. For this reason it is less busy than other beaches, ideal for people seeking contact with nature in a peaceful setting.