Beaches near Frigiliana

Beaches near Frigiliana

The beaches of Frigiliana are known for their natural beauty and as the ideal place for those seeking to escape the crowds and enjoy a peaceful atmosphere. This small white village in Málaga is not located on the seaside, but travelers can reach the nearest beaches in just a few minutes.

For a family or friends trip, visitors can rent a 7-9 seater car in Málaga to enjoy a trip together through the Axarquia region, to discover its most beautiful beaches, as well as the charms that this town hides, both in terms of tourism and gastronomy.

The best beaches of Frigiliana

The beaches of Frigiliana are known for their natural beauty, crystal-clear waters, and fine sand, offering visitors a unique experience of relaxation and enjoyment of the sea. Below, we have prepared a list of beaches near Frigiliana, organized according to their proximity to this white village.

Calahonda Beach

Calahonda Beach is the most photographed beach in Nerja and is located in the center of the town, near the Balcón de Europa promenade and Chorrillo Cove. It is easily accessible through Boquete de Calahonda, a passageway with small steps.

Calahonda Beach, in the centre of the town and easily accessible |
Calahonda Beach, in the centre of the town and easily accessible | beachsearcher.com

The beach is emblematic of this area and has old houses and warehouses near the rocks. It is also possible to observe local fishermen casting their nets. It has an extension of 120 meters of dark sand and gravel and has been awarded the Blue Flag. Additionally, it connects with Burriana Beach through the Carabineros Promenade.

Points of interest

  • Location: Center of Nerja
  • Best features: Central location and picturesque atmosphere
  • Drawbacks: High occupancy

Burriana Beach

Burriana Beach is one of the most popular and crowded beaches in the area, with over 800 meters of fine golden sand and a wide range of services and activities. It offers water sports, sunbed and umbrella rentals, and a diverse gastronomic offer in its beach bars and nearby restaurants.

Burriana Beach, one of the most famous and visited beaches |
Burriana Beach, one of the most famous and visited beaches | visitacostadelsol.com

This beach is ideal for families and groups of friends, with children’s play areas and sports courts. During the summer months, it tends to be very busy, as it has the Q for Touristic Quality and the Blue Flag distinction.

Points of interest

  • Location: Center of Nerja
  • Best features: Central location and services
  • Drawbacks: High occupancy

Salón Beach

Continuing the tour of the beaches of Frigiliana to the west, Salón Beach is a popular beach among Spanish tourists, especially in summer, as well as one of the most stunning in this municipality. It has an extension of 200 meters and is composed of dark sand and calm waters.

Great extension, family atmosphere and activities in summer: Playa del Salón |
Great extension, family atmosphere and activities in summer: Playa del Salón | inspain.org

Every August 14th, the Fiesta Blanca (White Party) is celebrated, one of Nerja’s most characteristic festivities, attended by tourists and locals dressed in white and featuring live music and shows. The beach has a beach library where books in various languages can be borrowed.

Points of interest

  • Location: Center of Nerja
  • Best features: Surprising services and activities
  • Drawbacks: Sun sets early in the afternoon

Torrecilla Beach

Torrecilla Beach stands out for its excellent facilities and amenities, earning it the Quality Q label in 2018. It is easily accessible, even for people with reduced mobility, thanks to its five entrances, and has a beach library where books in various languages can be read.

Playa la Torrecilla, Q for tourist quality in 2018
Playa la Torrecilla, Q for tourist quality in 2018 | nerja.es

It has also been awarded the Blue Flag for its commitment to environmental care. It is approximately 300 meters long and offers all kinds of services, such as sunbed and umbrella rentals or beach bars where you can enjoy a good paella in Nerja.

Points of interest

  • Location: Western end of Nerja
  • Best features: Quality and services
  • Drawbacks: Difficult parking

El Chorrillo Beach

Located at the foot of the Almijara mountain range, El Chorrillo Beach is a small cove in Nerja, with about 50 meters in length, composed of dark sand and calm waters.

Nature-immersed atmosphere at Playa el Chorrillo
Nature-immersed atmosphere at Playa el Chorrillo | beachsearcher.com

Access to this cove is through Calahonda Beach, and it is a perfect place for those seeking a quiet experience in contact with nature. Although it does not have services, this beach is ideal for relaxing and disconnecting, as well as for snorkeling in its crystal-clear waters.

Points of interest

  • Location: Below the Carabineros viewpoint
  • Best features: Nature and tranquility
  • Drawbacks: Not easily accessible

Carabeo Beach

For those seeking an intimate beach, Carabeo Beach is one of the best beaches in Frigiliana. Protected by a belt of rocks, this sandy beach offers one of the best sunsets on the Costa del Sol.

If you are looking for a beach to watch the sunset, visit Playa de Carabeo |
If you are looking for a beach to watch the sunset, visit Playa de Carabeo | costatropical.net

It also has sunbed rental and catering services, although the beach bars and restaurants in the area are only open in summer. Although it is close to the center of Nerja and can be reached on foot, those visiting from Frigiliana by car will find the Carabeo parking lot nearby, one of the best parking facilities in Nerja.

Points of interest

  • Location: Between El Chorrillo and El Carabeillo beaches
  • Best features: Intimacy and easy parking
  • Drawbacks: High occupancy in summer

Carabeillo Beach

Continuing east, between Carabeo Beach and Burriana Beach, you will find Carabeillo Cove, a beach with difficult access that can only be reached on foot from Burriana Beach.

Carabeillo Beach, a small beach with a tropical atmosphere
Carabeillo Beach, a small beach with a tropical atmosphere | costatropical.net

However, this difficulty reduces occupancy, making it a quiet beach even during high season. This small cove, surrounded by large rocks and lush vegetation, has a tropical atmosphere that makes it one of the best beaches in Frigiliana.

Points of interest

  • Location: Between Carabeillo Cove and Burriana Beach
  • Best features: Natural and peaceful environment
  • Drawbacks: Difficult access

Map of the best beaches in Frigiliana

Although, as mentioned at the beginning, Frigiliana does not have its own beaches, its proximity to Nerja means that both municipalities share their beaches. At the end of the beach day, visitors can return to Frigiliana to enjoy the sunset in this incredible and tranquil village.

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