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Seaside Towns in Murcia

Mucia has many beautiful and interesting places to visit.
Whether you like cities or countryside, bustle or tranquility... there is something for everyone!

Cabo de Palos

This is a rocky peninsula with some pretty coves and beaches. It has a lighthouse and a lovely harbour area well known for its fish restaurants. There is a coastal walk all around the headland and you can climb up to the lighthouse for some great views.

Cabo de Palos has a very popular market on a Sunday morning; get there before 11am if you don't want to wait in long queues.

Cabo de Palos has some excellent beaches; Playa Levante is a large beach which joins the long beaches of La Manga.  There is also a lovely cove called Cala Reona which is located on the right hand side of the peninsula; this is a great place for snorkelling.

Lighthouse at Cabo de Palos
View across the Mar Menor

La Manga del Mar Menor

A thin strip of land which separates the Mar Menor lagoon from the Mediterranean sea, full of holiday apartments, shops restaurants and hotels. This is the place to go for nightlife, shopping, watersports and great beaches. It gets very busy during the summer months but is like a ghost town in the winter as hardly anyone lives here.

If you simply drive up the strip (the local name for La Manga) you will be disappointed; you need to park and walk along the Mediterranean side to see the beaches. The views across the Mar Menor are also very pretty.

The marina at Thomas Maestre located towards the far end of La Manga is worth a visit, you can see the lifting bridge which alows yachts to pass between the Mediterranean and the Mar Menor.  Plaza Bohemia (km 4) is the offical centre of La Manga which has a variety of shops and restaurants, other commercial centres include Zocos (km 6) and Cavanna (km 3).

Calabardina & Águilas

Located about 20 mins drive from Mazarrón is the village of Calabardina which is surrounded by open countryside. There are some quiet coves where you can enjoy the beach and some great walks including Cabo Cope. If you wish to explore this area you might like to stay locally. We have found a lovely friendly small hotel which we would highly recommend.

The fishing port of Águilas is very popular with visitors, especially in summer as it has some great beaches. There is also a castle high on a hill overlooking the sea with stunning views of the surrounding area.

Bath house at Isla Plana

La Azohía & Isla Plana

La Azohía is an attrative seaside resort with many dive schools. It has a large curved beach and long promenade. There are a number of nice restaurants and cafes overlooking the bay.

Isla Plana is a small fishing town and popular holiday location, it has a rocky coastline which makes for some great waves on windy days. At its center is the church which sits out on a rocky headland, there is also an abandoned bathhouse situated near to the church which juts out into the sea.

Puerto de Mazarron & Bolnuevo

The harbour of Puerto de Mazarrón is located about 45 mins from Cartagena. It is a nice place for a stroll and still has a busy fishing port with a fish market. There are a wide range of cafés and restaurants.

The beautiful beach of Bolnuevo is just a couple of mins further down the coast. There are also some incredible sand structures opposide the beach which are one of the most peculiar of all landscapes in the region. You can also find some lovely hidden coves further along the coast accessible via dirt track and best explored on foot.

the beach at Bolnuevo
the beach at Los Alcazares

Los Alcazares

Los Alcazares is an old fishing town that has grown into a popular resort.  It has a very long promenade which is 7km in length and at it's far end is a nature reserve which is very poplar with bird watchers.

It has some excellent shallow sandy beaches which are particularly safe for children as there are no tides or currents in the Mar Menor lagoon.

Also come here for shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars. It has a very good market on Tuesday in Los Alcázares and on a Saturday in Los Narejos (the adjoining town).

Mojacar (Almeria)

A very attractive "white village" set high on a hill and overlooking some beautiful countryside. Full of pretty little houses, gift shops and cafes. Great for an afternoon stroll.

Mojácar Playa is a seaside resort located just down the hill from Mojacar, it has a huge beach which is beautifully clean and there are lots of restaurants, bars and hotels to choose from.  It takes about 1.5 hours to drive to Mojácar from us on the Mar Menor and so it is possible to visit on a day trip. 

A street in Mojacar
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