** Playa Carabeillo - Nerja, Spain
Playa Carabeillo! ➜ The quiet side of Playa Burriana!
Playa Carabeillo is a small cove on the western end of Playa Burriana, but it really is just a continuation of Playa Burriana. The large rocks, that jut out of the sea on one end, and the surrounding lush vegetation have created a very private natural cove... This is why Playa Carabeillo has been given its own beach designation.
If you are staying near Playa Burriana, Playa Carabeillo is a wonderful place to spend the day. Here you will find quiet nooks and crannies among the rocks where you can hide out from the masses. You will also have easier access to the town center via a staircase on the eastern side of the beach that leads to the busy 'Calle Carabeo'.
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** Playa Carabeillo - Colorful Umbrellas on a White Sandy Beach & Cove
This tiny beach has 70-meters of smooth white sand, a gently inclined surf, crystal-clear water, small waves, and magnificent views of the Costa Tropical and Maro Nature Reserve in the distance.
On the western end of the beach, you will notice the remains of a seaside promenade that once reached Playa Carabeillo. Today, it is no longer in use but it is the hope of the town hall that it will be reconnected in the future.
Why Visit Playa Carabeillo?Visit Playa Carabeillo if you want access to everything, but you want to find a quiet corner where you can relax and get away from the crowds. Being connected to Playa Burriana, you will find restaurants, tapas-bars, beach shops, and kayak rentals / excursions just a short walk away.
How to Arrive ➜From Granada - Drive south on A-44. Take exit 183 to merge onto E-15 / A-7 towards Salobreña / Málaga. Take exit 295 (Nerja) from the A-7.
➜ Continue to the roundabout and take the N-340 (first exit) towards Nerja. Then navigate to the 'Parking Carabeo' parking lot.
From Malaga - Follow A-7 going east. Take exit 295 (Nerja) from A-7. Then follow directions above.
From the Center of Nerja - Make your way walking towards the Mirador del Bendito. From there you will be able to access Playa Carabeillo on foot.
** Playa Carabeillo - Views and Closeups
Parking ➜For access to Playa Carabeillo, 'Parking Carabeo' is the closest parking area and it is huge. You can also park in Parking Balcón de Europa but you will have a 15-minute walk to the beach through the old town.
- Parking Carabeo - This is a large open, dirt parking lot. It sits just behind the Nerja old town where you will have access to many restaurants and the shopping district.
- Parking Balcón de Europa - this parking area is a three-story underground structure. It sits just below the Ayuntamiento (town hall), tourist office, and Nerja Museum.
Access to the Beach ➜Access to Playa Carabeillo can be obtained in one of two ways:
- From the Mirador del Bendito - From the Balcón de Europa in the center of Nerja walk east through the shopping district
along Calle Carabeo for about 15-minutes. You will pass the restaurant 'BAKUS' on your left. When you reach the Mirador del Bendito
(a white archway covered in Bougainvillea), take the stairs
on the right down to the beach.
- From Playa Burriana - If you are spending the day on Playa Burriana and want to find a quiet spot,
walk west along the beach until you reach
Playa Carabeillo. This is also how you can easily reach town on foot from Playa Burriana.
Facilities on Playa Carabeillo:There are NO services on Playa Carabeillo, but you can easily walk over to Playa Burriana and find anything you will need.
- Restaurants Nearby
- Tapas Bars
- Parking Area
- Promenade into Town
** Playa Carabeillo - Rocky Shoreline & Clear Water
Beach Info ➜
|Type:||Family Beach / Urban Area|
|Level of occupancy:||Medium|
|Sand Type:||Light Sand & Pebbles|
|Access||Burriana Beach & Mirador del Bendito|
|Ease of Access||Easy|
- Playa Calahonda
- Playa Burriana
- Playa Carabeo
- Playa Chorrillo
- Playa la Caletilla
- Playa el Salón
- Playa Torrecilla
- Playa el Chucho
- Playa el Playazo
** Where Playa Carabeillo and Playa Burriana Meet
Playa Carabeillo ➜ Where to StayLocated just east of the old town, you will find many great options for accommodation near Playa Carabeillo. There are several hotels along Carabeo Street as well as apartment rentals and low-cost hostels.
Hotels & Apartments ➜The one hotel with direct access to Playa Carabeillo is the Parador de Nerja, it is also located within walking distance of everything in town. This hotel has stairs (and an elevator) that lead to an area where Playa Carabeillo and Playa Burriana come together. This is our #1 choice for hotels in Nerja.
Hotel Carabeo - - Great Location, Very Nice!
Coronado Parador Nerja
Jarales Parador Nerja Canovas
Summer Villas for Rent ➜
Playa Carabeillo ➜ Where to EatFrom Playa Carabeillo, walk over to Playa Burriana and you will have a HUGE assortment of great restaurants. Check out our favorites on the Playa Burriana page. However, one of Nerja's best restaurants happens to be on the terrace overlooking Playa Carabeillo...
If you are looking for other good places to eat in the area (near Playa Carabeillo), we suggest reading:
Playa Carabeillo ➜ Water Sports / ExcursionsThere are no water sports available on Playa Carabeillo.
Playa Burriana, on the other hand, is a very popular spot in Nerja for kayaking and water sports... due to its proximity to the Maro Nature Reserve and Waterfalls. If you are interested in kayaking excursions to the waterfalls, paddle board, boat rental, or scuba diving... read these guides...
- Read more about the kayaking excursions here: Kayaking in Nerja.
- Scuba Diving in La Herradura - 15-minutes from Nerja and known as the best spot for scuba in mainland Spain.
- Renting Boats & Jet Skis from the Marina in La Herradura
** Playa Carabeillo - Enjoying the Beach
Playa Carabeillo ➜ Map
- The Nerja Caves
- Tour Packages
- Opening Hours
- The Nerja Museum
- The Nerja Tourist Train
- Tours to Nerja & the Nerja Caves
- Nerja's Top Sites
- Balcón de Europa
- Eagle Aqueduct
- The Ermita de las Angustias
- The Church of El Salvador
- Top Things to Do
- Visit the Nerja Markets
- Day Trips to Nerja
- Excursions From Nerja
- Costa del Sol Sailing Tours