Three beautiful coves in nerja


We are returning from visiting the distant and cold lands of Canada, whose spectacular beaches we talked about in yesterday’s post, to go to closer and warmer places. But equally beautiful. Today I propose that you take your towel and umbrella and join me in search of three fantastic coves located in the province of Malaga, in the municipality of Nerja.

Some time ago I told you on this website about the beach and the Verano Azul route, in this same town. Do you remember it? Well, this time we will visit a more unknown beach, and the cliffs of the natural park in the area.

Paper Mill Beach

The first beach I suggest you visit is quite unknown, especially by visitors. Its name is Playa del Molino de Papel (Paper Mill Beach), a name it received because there used to be an ink paper factory of the same name nearby. The beach, which is almost half a kilometre long, is quite isolated and has dark sand. Its rock formations make it very beautiful and perfect for snorkelling. And the best thing: it is never crowded. To get there you have to take the N-340, and after about 300 metres from km 298 you will find the turning.

In the Maro Cliffs

In the Parque Natural de los Acantilados de Maro we find two other small jewels. The first is Maro Beach, also with dark sand and surrounded by lush vegetation. If you want to visit it, you will have to go down (and up, even worse) a lot of stairs… But it is worth it, as the beach is very beautiful. Finally, the beach of La Caleta is also on the cliffs of Maro and differs from the previous one in its golden sand. It is a haven of tranquillity which can be reached by crossing the crossroads from the Nerja Cave to Maro, then going down a local road.

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