Beaches Axarquia - Burriana

Wednesday, 10 March 2010 06:00

Playa de Burriana - the family-friendly bathing beach in the Andalusian coastal town of Nerja

Nestled in the east of the coastal town of Nerja is Playa de Burriana. It spans over 700 meters long on the Costa Del Sol. The wooded hills of Andalusia are found at the back of this old town. The idyllic charm of this pretty old town is still retained despite the number of tourist it attracts during peak season.


A variety of water sports operators, restaurants, shops and bars can be found in Playa de Burriana. The beautiful promenade shaded with palms attracts tourists and locals alike, thereby making this urban beach popular. In peak season; the beach attracts a lot of tourists with its broad range of facilities and natural charm. Boardwalks on the Playa de Burriana give access to the spacious, dark sandy beach. Local and tourist families appreciate the fact that there are various relaxing spots, beach volleyball courts and play areas.

There are a variety of loungers and sun beds available on shore for hire.

There are beautiful, old fishing boats found in the front of the beach, which adds to its idyllic charm. These boats are always readily available to both tourists and locals. There are several fun and invigorating activities like pedal boat rides, banana boat rides, para-sailing, stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing, and jet skiing that can be performed on this beach due to the abundance of water sports operators.

On the left-hand side of the beach lies a mighty ochre-coloured cliff face where a diving school is located. This cliff serves as a springboard and it is used by adults and children.

If you crave a quiet and surreal spot, then the idyllic bay located on the right-hand side that forms the border with Playa Carabeíllo is what you definitely need.

Generally Burriana beach is busy all year round with tourists.

  • Showers
  • Lifeguards
  • Football pitch, volleyball courts
  • Popular with tourists
  • Lots of water sports

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