Calahonda beach

Iconic beach of Nerja dominated by the beautiful Balcón de Europa

Calahonda beach in Nerja

re Calahonda beach is small, nestled between cliffs located in the center of Nerja, Málaga Province, at the foot of the Balcón de Europa. The small cove is a symbol of Nerja which, along the cliffs, make up one of the most beautiful and emblematic postcards of Andalucía.


Calahonda beach in Nerja


Calahonda beach is a frequent choice for Nerjeños and tourists attracted to this beautiful cove of coarse and dark gravel. It is surrounded by typical fishermen’s houses painted in white and blue. Being such a beautiful central beach, it’s also the busiest.

The Chiringuito Papagayo is a very famous restaurant of the beach where you can drink and taste delicious dishes. A cozy place by the sea where there is also live music in the evenings. On the beach, you can find sun loungers and parasols.
The access to Calahonda beach is just before reaching the Balcón de Europa, where you will find a staircase next to the tourist office that will take you straight to the beach.


Balcon de Europa in Nerja


Calahonda beach in Nerja next to balcon de Europa


The Balcón de Europa is one of the most representative tourist spots of the city of Nerja; the views from the top are exceptional and virtually every city visitor visit it at least once. From there, there are some views spectacular of the Calahonda beach and the succession of cliffs and small beaches bathed by a blue sea is a scene that will remain forever etched in your retinas.


Information about Calahonda beach

Type of beach
Length: 120m
Width: 25 m
Type of sand: coarse and of golden color
Type of beach: Family
More information: Beaches in Malaga




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