Costa del Sol, Spain

Nerja Seafront Path


At the far eastern end of the Costa del Sol in Nerja, there’s a scenic waterfront promenade that makes for a pleasant 5.5 km out and back run. A good place to start is in central Nerja, with a jaunt out the Balcón de Europa, a picturesque overlook offering panoramic views of the sea, beaches and distant mountains. Then, head west along Calle Salón, to the seafront path along Playa la Caletilla and Playa De La Torrecilla, which has a lovely Mirador (overlook). West of the Playa el Chucho, the path becomes gravel and a bit more rugged, continuing another 1 km to the Playazo Beach.

Add-Ons: The main N-340 road follows the waterfront west toward Málaga. Along much of the way, there’s a gravel path, separated by a guardrail, that’s possible for running/walking. Please use caution as the width/consistency/safety varies.

Trail Runner Heaven. A few km north of Nerja, the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama Natural Park features an extensive network of quiet roads and mountainous, rugged hiking trails. This is heaven for trail runners…but very challenging!


  • 5.4 km (3.3 miles) out and back
  • Flat
  • Central Nerja at the Balcón de Europa