Nerja has many beautiful beaches and coves stretching for miles from the east to the west side of town. Nerja's biggest and busiest beach is without doubt Burriana beach to the east.of the town. This beach has many beach bars and restaurants but the most notable is Ayo's . Ayo cooks a huge paella over an open fire which serves hundreds at a time.
Spanish families flock here at weekends and Ayo himself is something of a celebrity. It was actually Ayo who first found Nerja Caves on January 12th, 1959, quite by chance when playing with five other boys. He has featured on many holiday programmes and is always happy to be photographed and have a chat.
Between Burriana and the Balcon you will find the beaches Carabeo, El Chorillo and Calahonda which is accessed from the Balcon. Nerja is frequently described as the Costa Del Sol's best kept secret. However Nerja has a best kept secret of its own. Beyond the Balcon and behind the church is an alley which leads to the Salon beach. Many regulars to Nerja have either not heard of it or not found it.
Continuing west you will find Torrecilla and El Playazo beaches, both accessed from Castilla Perez. To the west of the town just below Punta Lara and Tropicao the beach stretches for approximately a mile into town. This part of the beach is never crowded and ideal for people who perhaps prefer to enjoy the beach experience with more peace and tranquillity.
An ideal place to just sit in one of the quiet beach bars and listen to the beautiful calming sound of the sea whilst enjoying a beer and Tapas. Nerja has some of the most sought after beaches in Southern Spain and for people who enjoy such holidays combined with water sports, Nerja is without doubt a place not to be missed. Travelling west from Nerja you can visit the beaches of torrox, where once again you will not be disappointed, experiencing miles of golden sand.