Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, Nerja

4.3
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Seaside seclusion is what you'll get at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, dotted with straw umbrella sunbeds and backed by Cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo. Snorkel safely the crystal waters abundant with sea life, or stroll along pebbled shores with open horizons. The adjacent restaurant offers meals under grape vines and panoramic views of the beach. Plan trip to Nerja with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • The beach is not to be missed if you visit the Costa del Sol, but there are buses during the summer from the car park. Otherwise about 30 mins walk. The water is the clearest I have experienced in Spain and in the low season you are almost alone on the beach. There is a restaurant open all year round. Must not be missed!
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  • The beach is ok but for children too swell and currents. It has a nice area for snorkeling. A good restaurant. The only thing that entrance to the beach or walking 20 min or by bus. Go early because otherwise there's too much cola and too much heat waiting
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  • The beach is very nice with a clear water for swimming but the guy packs away the sun loungers and chucks you off at around 6.30pm. As we only arrived in late afternoon, we were obviously not happy. Shuttle bus gets very busy after 7pm so we walked back up, which was actually nice - good views of the beach!
  • Lovely beach, losses a star for being slightly grubby but way cleaner then further down the coast at Nerja. Get the shuttle bus down the hill is exhilarating in itself and once down there are beds and wicker umbrellas. The beds are surprisingly comfy. Amazing restaurant, portions are huge so I suggest sharing mains if you’re not wanting to be a beached whale!
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