There are 16 beaches in Nerja out of which four beaches have got recognition as blue flag beaches.
Blue flag Beaches
Torrecilla beach This beach is equipped with a walkway over the rocks and you can either jog or cycle on it. The palm grove here is very extensive and there is a large massif that facilitates fishing. This beach has black volcanic sand and moderate waves. The beach length is 225 M and width 7 M.
Maro The beach has both a wild and exotic look and it has a car park. This beach has gravel and moderate waves. The beach length is 275 M and width 25 M.
El Playazo This is a peaceful beach far from any noisy hubbub. This beach has black volcanic sand and moderate waves. The beach length is 1800 M and width 30 M.
Burriana beach is a beach that is far from the noisy environment and hence is very peaceful. This beach has gravel and strong waves. The beach length is 700 M and width 35 M.
Cala del Pino beach is a nudist beach and it is at the bottom of a verdant cliff-side; it is very calm and has not been spoilt. It has a beautiful seabed, large rocks and large marine vegetation. This beach has rock and moderate waves. The beach length is 350 M and width 10 M.
Molino de Papel beach is an un-spoilt beach and is very peaceful. It is surrounded by a small hill that is covered by vegetation. There are huge rocks on either side of this beach which makes it ideal for scuba diving. This beach has gravel sand and moderate waves. The beach length is 300 M and width 15 M.
Las Alberquillas is a beautiful beach that is surrounded by bushes, pine trees and various types of flora that make the environment extremely aromatic. Torre del Pino or the pine tower is located in the west. You have to access this place by foot. This beach has gravel sand and moderate waves. The beach length is 400 M and width 15 M.
La Caletilla is a well equipped beach but it is small. Fishing and diving are commonly practiced here. If you take a walk on the Balcn de Europa, you can witness some of the magnificent views of the coast from this beach. This beach has black volcanic sand and moderate waves. The beach length is 50 M and width 20 M.
In addition to the above, there are other beaches in Nerja La Calahonda, El Saln, El Playazo, El Chorrillo III, El chorrillo II, etc.