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Diputación de Málaga


Calahonda beach in Nerja is located in the centre of this Malaga town, near the Paseo del Balcon de Europa and bordering Chorrillo Creek. Considered one of the most famous and photographed beaches, it has been captured in countless postcards of Nerja.

Its access is quite easy and is done by a corridor to the left of the arches of the Balcony of Europe, known as the Boquete de Calahonda, built with several sections of small and suitable steps for most people.

A beach where local fishermen can easily be seen casting their nets, although these are lesser each time. Old houses or warehouses built next to the rocks, with white walls and blue doors give this beach a special charm.

If you walk along the coast, you'll find small bays until you reach the Carabeo beach.

Calahonda has an area of 120 meters long and a composition of dark sand and gravel. Here lies the Paseo de los Carabineros that leads to the famous beach of Burriana.



  • Showers and Public Toilets
  • Rental of sunbeds, chairs and umbrellas
  • Relief Team
  • Restaurant and bars



From Nerja centre: take the avenue of Pescia / N-340 until the street San Miguel, continue in this street until the street la Cruz and plaza de España (plaza of Spain) towards the street Carmen. Descend through the balcony of Europe.

From Málaga centre: take Alameda de Capuchinos, Camino del Colmenar, Av. de los Pascueros and Av. de Guerrero Strachan towards A-7. Continue through A-7 towards Av. Alcalde Antonio Villasclaras. Take the Exit 292 towards N-340a. Continue in direction Av. Alcalde Antonio Villasclaras and at the third roundabout in the direction plaza de la Ermita until taking the street la Cruz y plaza de España towards the street Carmen. Descend through the Balcony of Europe.

  • Reachable by bus
  • Access to the Footbridge
  • Water Sport Rentals
  • Beach Restaurants
  • Showers
  • Surveillance Equipment
  • Hammocks
  • Kiosks at Spas
  • Foot Shower
  • Beach Cleaning
  • Bins
  • Restaurants
  • Rescue Service
  • Parasols
Blue Flag - Yes
Length 120
Width 20
Occupation - Alto
Urbanization - Urbana
Under Surveillance - Yes