Nerja, Málaga, Spain
Much of the Costa del Sol has sadly become overrun with real estate and expensive hotels over the years, which in turn has rendered many of the province’s once revered beaches rather unappealing. An exception to this unfortunate circumstance is Nerja, the furthest east of Malaga’s beach towns and another awarded with several blue flags. Here, the seven or so bantam beaches fringe still, turquoise blue waters and front staggering sea cliffs from where the vistas on a clear day are out of this world. Head to the Balcón de Europa for the very best.