Burriana beach, the most touristic beach in Nerja

One of the most important beaches in Nerja is Burriana beach. You can get there on foot quite easily from the center, though older people and kids may find the walk a bit long and it’s preferable to drive there or get a Nerja taxis. It’s one of the most visited beaches due to the amount of activities and services on offer. Also, it’s the only beach you can access directly from the “Parador de Turismo” in Nerja via their lift.

It has always been a very busy area and parking can be quite complicated. Luckily though, a couple of years ago they a public car park was built at the entrance of the beach. Because it’s not exactly in the center of town, most people will opt for taking their car, however if you wish to walk to this beach you can find out how to get there by clicking here.


Characteristics of Burriana beach

This beach is prized with the blue flag (good quality) year after year. Also, it possessed the Q for Tourist Quality in 2016. It is 800m long and 40m wide and presents dark sand which makes it one of the most visited beaches in Nerja. Normally the waves are moderate.


  • Parking
  • Kiosks (perfect for buying ice cream)
  • Lifeguards
  • SOS
  • Police
  • Beach bars
  • Beach restaurants
  • Bins
  • Showers
  • Promenade
  • Toilets
  • Cleaning
  • Telephones
  • Sunbeds
  • Fully adapted for disabled people
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Playa de Burriana

What to do on Burriana beach?

Burriana beach is the perfect place for sporty people because it offers numerous activities. You can rent a paddle boat and relax, or try some “extreme” sports like jet-skiing or riding the “banana” boat.

Those who are really sporty can find 3 beach volleyball courts at their disposal. Here you can play with your friends and have a great afternoon. Also you can go paddleboarding or rent a kayak and go to the Maro cliffs. A place well worth visiting.

Another perfect plan that I propose is a long walk along the promenade. This promenade goes all along the beach and the statue of Antonio Mercero (director of the Verano Azul tv series) is located here. Also, on this promenade are a number of beach bars and restaurants where you can indulge into the Mediterranean diet and enjoy some excellent fried fish. Here you can also find the “AYO” beach restaurant, famous for its paella because you pay once and it much as you like.

If you wish to have dinner on Burriana beach, there are all kinds of restaurants on offer. You can find typical Spanish restaurants but also Pizzerias and even an Indian restaurant.

The good thing about this beach is that if you are not 100% prepared for your beach day then you can go to one of the many souvenir shops and buy whatever it is that you are missing. They sell many things, sunscreen, beach lilo’s, flip-flops and also beach tennis kits. Also, you can find numerous ice cream parlors and kiosks so you can call down.

For those of you who love the sea, you can enter the Costa del Sol deep-sea diving center where you can book your equipment and enjoy some diving around the cliffs where you will find abundant flora and impressive fauna.

How to get to Burriana Beach?

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