Burriana beach - Playa de Burriana, Nerja

About Burriana beach

Burriana Beach is considered by many as the jewel in the crown of Nerja’s Beaches. When people think Nerja, they think Burriana. 

Burriana is 800 meters long and 40 meters wide, the sand is fine and golden. 

It's situated at the bottom of Calle Filipinas, a road that is affectionately known as 'Cardiac Hill,' due to the steepness of its descent. 

Burriana beach is a firm favourite with tourists and offers services that are second to none, with a large promenade with a large variety of shops, restaurants and bars.

Burriana beach Nerja

The seafront promenade has been named 'Paseo Maritimo Antonio Mercero,' after the producer of a Spanish TV series in the 1980′s 'Verano Azul,' ‘Blue Summer’, which was set in Nerja. A much-loved program, that is said by many Spaniards to have put Nerja firmly on the tourist map. 


Burriana has everything. Showers, sunbeds, children's play areas, volleyball courts, pedalos, jetskis, kayaks, a diving centre and parasailing. The beach also offers toilets and a lifeguard service.

One activity that is highly recommended is the sea kayaking. From Burriana, there are routes to neighbouring beaches, including Maro and La Caleta de Maro. For more information on sea kayaking from Burriana

Burriana also boasts some of the best chiringuitos in Nerja and the Paellas served here have gained wide acclaim throughout the area. 

Paella on Burriana beach, Nerja

Amongst the best restaurants are La Barca (tel. 952 528171), Merendero Montemar (tel. 952 524530), Merendero Playa (tel. 952 525480), Merendero Moreno (tel. 952 525480), Ayo’s (tel. 952 522289)  and Merendero Rincon de Pico (tel. 952 528365). They all have large terraced areas and are very reasonably priced. 

Restaurante Ayo is probably the most well known. The Paellas are still cooked over a open-wood fire by Mr. Ayo himself. Now in his mid-80s, Ayo is a hive of energy and a much loved local character. Rumour has it, he was one of the children who discovered the Nerja caves, or at least being very soon on the scene after the initial discovery. 

The Paella is fantastic and very reasonably priced, about 7€ a plate, and you can go back for seconds.

Just behind the beach front promenade, you'll find all kinds of restaurants serving international cuisine, a wide selection of ice cream parlours and souvenir shops. 

Getting to Burriana beach

The best way to get to Burriana is by car or taxi. At the time of writing, there was no bus service connecting Burriana with Nerja. 

Walking from the centre is easy enough, it's the way back up afterwards that's the hard bit (remember Cardiac hill). You can also walk along the beach from neighbouring Carabeillo beach

Burriana can be accessed by car from Avenida de Pescia, the main avenue leading west from the centre. Turn right at the roundabout, dropping onto Calle Filipinas and follow this road downwards to the beach. Parking isn't easy, but is possible. 

For more beaches in the area, be sure to check out our Nerja beach guide. A visit to Ayo's and Burriana beach is also one of our best things to do in Nerja

Map of Burriana beach