Best Beaches Near Mar Menor

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When you choose to purchase a property on the Mar Menor Golf Resort, the benefits really are endless – not only will you have access to sweeping golf grounds where you can spend hours under the lazy afternoon sun, but you also have a plethora of clean and safe Murcia beaches nearby to explore at your leisure.

Due to the region of Murcia being located on the coast of the Mediterranean, the beaches in Murcia and Mar Menor boast enviably warm waters that can be enjoyed throughout the year, especially during the summer months.

To give you an idea of what awaits you, we’ve put together a guide on some of the best beaches near Mar Menor.

Does Murcia have a beach?

Consisting of smaller pebbled coves for peacefulness and serenity to large stretches of soft, golden sand, Murcia has some of the best beaches in Spain, with something to keep everyone in the family happy.

The nearest beach to Murcia city is about a 45-to-50-minute drive, so we recommend you pack up the car with everything you’ll need for the day. 

Below are 10 of the best beaches in and around Murcia that can be easily found from your villa or apartment at the Mar Menor Golf Resort.

Playa de Poniente – Águilas

A popular urban beach, Playa de Poniente is particularly popular with families due to its nearby amenities, car parking area and incredibly soft sands.

While the beach can get quite busy during peak seasons, it is just over 1km long, leaving plenty of room for fun beach activities.

Percheles – Mazarrón

If you’re a fan of peaceful and quiet locations, Percheles is a palm tree paradise, and is one of the few expenses of virgin land across the area.

With uninterrupted landscapes thanks to the lack of high-rise hotels, you can enjoy the sun, sea, and sand as you reconnect with nature.

Playa de las Palmeras

Visitors at the Playa de las Palmeras beach can enjoy access to a wide range of amenities and services including sunbed hire, showers, bars, and restaurants.

The sand is soft and fine, making it perfect for little feet.

Cala Cortina – Cartagena

A stunning, horseshoe shaped cove, Cala Cortina is a sandy beach that is surrounded by rugged rocks, not only making it a picture-perfect location, but also the perfect spot to do a bit of snorkelling.

Supposedly, you can find some of the best seafood restaurants right near this gorgeous beach, and so if you’re looking to enjoy some local cuisine in a great setting, you’ll love Cala Cortina.

La Azohía – Cartagena

While La Azohía is another popular urban beach, it also retains some of its history via the old fishing village, which adds an enchanting touch to this busy beach.

The water here is clean, clear, and warm which is perfect for families with young children.

La Carolina – Águilas

A protected area of natural landscape, La Carolina is one of the most extraordinary beaches of Murcia. From the shoreline, you can see the of Águilas and its castle.

If you’re looking for a beach that offers protection from the wind, you’re in luck, as La Carolina is surrounded by sand dunes and rocks which act as a natural barrier, and so a trip to this beach is pleasant, even on the windiest of days.

Playa de Paraíso – Cartagena

Playa de Paraíso is another beach that boasts clear and warm waters, that only start to get deep after around 100m.

Located on the Mar Menor, this beach has very warm and salty waters, which is famed for its healing properties.

Whether you need help soothing arthritic joints or inflammation, or you want to give your skin a natural treat, Playa de Paraíso can tick multiple boxes with just one visit!

Las Mulas – Cartagena

For those that prefer to venture and explore off the beaten track, Las Mulas is more of a “wild” beach, featuring black rocks and desert-like vegetation.

Due to this, it doesn’t get as popular as other beaches during the summer, however, for fans of exploring and using their imagination, you’ll feel right at home on this piece of coastline.

Cala de los Cocederos del Hornillo – Águilas

With bright turquoise water and soft golden sands, this 150m long cove is both peaceful and calm, perfect for those looking to escape from the daily hustle and bustle.

What makes this beach so exciting is the natural caves that have formed in the rocks, which can be safety explored during your trip.  

Calblanque – Cartagena

Located a few kilometres south from the main resort of Mar Manor, the Regional Park of Calblanque is a protected area, which local residents fight to preserve.

Due to this, the number of visitors is limited, so be prepared to get there early to ensure your day out can go ahead as planned!

If you’re looking for the perfect balance between fun exploration activities such as scuba diving and snorkelling, and complete tranquillity, Calblanque is perfect for you.

Are you interested in a property in Mar Menor, Murcia?

Whether you’re looking for a new place to permanently settle with your family, or a luxurious holiday home to return to year on year, you certainly won’t be disappointed with the selection of properties available at the Mar Menor resort.

And with so many glorious beaches nearby, your investment will pay off, as you can spend your free time traversing the many miles of coastline that are at your disposal.

Simply get in touch with the team at Andrew Brown today to discuss your needs.

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