Playa Torrecilla
Playa Torrecilla

Playa Torrecilla

Playa Torrecilla - Nerja
** Playa Torrecilla - Nerja, Spain

Playa Torrecilla! ➜ One of Nerja's 'Blue Flag' Beaches...

The area around Playa Torrecilla is booming during the summer months, and the beach is the second most popular in Nerja after Playa Burriana. Walking from one end of Playa Torrecilla to the other, along the seaside promenade, you will pass chiringuitos, tapas bars, beach shops, and the wonderful 4-Star Hotel Riu Monica tour stars.

This beach is a favorite amongst middle-aged, or retired tourists, or those on romantic holidays without the kids... as the Hotel RIU is adult-only.

Playa Torrecilla - Andalucía - Nerja Spain
Playa Torrecilla - Enjoying the Beach Playa Torrecilla - Summer Umbrellas
** Enjoying Playa Torrecilla During the Summer

The 'Blue Flag' Campaign, starting in 1987, has been awarded to over 4,000 beaches and marinas in 48 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, Jordan, UAE, and the Caribbean. As of today, Spain has had more 'Blue Flag' beaches than any other country every year since the awards began. Playa Torrecilla is a Blue Flag beach.

You will enjoy all the comforts on Playa Torrecilla, such as sunbeds and umbrellas, showers, toilets, lifeguards, kayak and jet ski rentals, and much, much, more...

Playa Torrecilla - Sunbeds and the Sea
** Playa Torrecilla - Sunbeds and the Sea

Why Visit Playa Torrecilla?

Visit Playa Torrecilla if you like to be where the action is. This area is the second busiest in Nerja, after Playa Burriana, and you will have everything you need within walking distance. This beach is just off the popular Plaza de los Cangrejos (full of bars and restaurants), and has an excellent hotel (Hotel Riu Monica - tour stars) right on the beach. Leave the kids at home, and enjoy a little peace and tranquility in the Spanish sun...

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. Drive straight until you reach town and find one of the parking areas below. Playa Torrecilla can be accessed on foot from the Plaza de los Cangrejos.

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 Plaza de los Cangrejos. From there you will be able to access this beach on foot.

Parking ➜

For parking near Playa Torrecilla, these are the three closest parking areas. The first two are outdoors and relatively small, the third is a large parking garage.

  1. Parking Público Nerja

  2. Aparcamiento Nerja

  3. 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. 10-minute walk to the beach.

Playa Torrecilla - busy beach - Nerja Spain
** Playa Torrecilla - One of Nerja's busiest beaches

Access to the Beach ➜

Access to Playa Torrecilla can be obtained in one of three ways:

  1. From the 'Plaza de los Cangrejos' - Make your way to the Plaza de los Cangrejos. From there walk towards the sea and down some stairs to the promenade. Walk along Playa Torrecilla, going west, to the end where you will find a lovely Mirador with wonderful views.

  2. From Playa Chucho - If you are staying near Playa Chucho, you can walk east along the seafront promenade until you reach Playa Torrecilla.

  3. From Hotel RIU Monica - If you are staying in the Hotel Riu Monica , you can just walk straight out onto the beach.

Facilities on Playa Torrecilla:

Located just off the busy 'Plaza de los Cangrejos', you will have access to restaurants, bars, beach shops, and more while enjoying the day on Playa Torrecilla.

  • Blue Flag Beach
  • Showers
  • Changing Rooms
  • Sun Bed and Umbrella Rentals
  • Restaurants
  • Tapas Bars
  • Lifeguard Station
  • Parking Nearby
  • Seaside Promenade
  • Bus Stop

Beach Info ➜

Type: Family Beach (Hotel is Adult Only) / Urban Area
Length: 300 meters
Width: 40 meters
Level of occupancy: High
Sand Type: Dark Sand & Pebbles
Facilities: See Above
Nudist beach No
Access Seaside Promenade / Plaza Cangrejos
Ease of Access Easy

Other Nerja Beaches:

Playa Torrecilla - Rainbow Stairs Playa Torrecilla - Hotel RIU
** Playa Torrecilla Promenade - Rainbow Stairs and 4-Star RIU Hotel

Playa Torrecilla ➜ Where to Stay

There are a ton of accommodations near Playa Torrecilla. There are several four-star hotels as well as apartment rentals, and low-cost hostels.

Hotels & Apartments ➜

The Hotel Riu Monica, directly on Playa Torrecilla, has one of the BEST locations in town with spectacular views! It is also located within walking distance of restaurants, tapas bars, night clubs, and shopping.

Hotel Riu Monica - tour stars - Adult-only accommodation with a restaurant, a bar, and a garden. The hotel provides an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, evening entertainment, and a 24-hour front desk.

Every room has a balcony with sea views, satellite TV, and air conditioning. A buffet breakfast is also available. The area is popular for cycling and evening walks.

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A few other good choices near Playa Torrecilla ➜
MB Boutique Hotel - tour stars
Apartamentos Playa Torrecilla
Perla Marina - tour stars

Summer Villas for Rent ➜

Search Villas & Apartments Near Playa Torrecilla - There are tons of private apartments and villas in the area around Playa Torrecilla for rent during the summer. Check out this list to find something amazing!

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Playa Torrecilla ➜ Where to Eat

There are a few popular seafood chiringuitos along Playa Torrecilla but if you continue along to the Plaza de los Cangrejos you will find a large assortment of restaurants of every type. Here are the ones we recommend...


Playa Torrecilla - La Bottega
La Bottega €€-€€€

La Bottega is another popular Italian restaurant located in the Plaza de Cangrejos. They have an Italian chef who focuses on fresh fish and pasta with a Spanish twist.

They also have a large selection of wines, great steaks and burgers!

If you are looking for other good places to eat in the area (near Playa Torrecilla), we suggest:

Playa Torrecilla ➜ Water Sports / Excursions

There are no water sports activities available on Playa Torrecilla.

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...

Playa Torrecilla - Views
Playa Torrecilla - Mirador Playa Torrecilla - Fountain of Europe
** Playa Torrecilla - Views, Miradors, and the Fountain of Europe

Playa Torrecilla ➜ Map

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