If you are looking for the best beaches in Murcia, these are our tips! Lets start by taking a tour of the Murcian Costa Cálida to discover the most beautiful, paradisiacal and special beaches of this unique region of the Spanish Levante.
Nothing more and nothing less than 250 kilometers of coastline runs from north to south through the province of Murcia. An infinite coastline with innumerable sandy beaches for all tastes that stretch from the dunes of San Pedro del Pinatar to the golden cliffs of Calarreona, very close to Almería, that delight travelers from all over the world.
Do you want to know our 7 favorite beaches in Murcia? Here we go!
1. La Llana Beach (San Pedro del Pinatar)
At the northern end of the Mar Menor, very close to the province of Alicante, is the small town of San Pedro del Pinatar, famous throughout Spain for its well-known salt flats that today continue to be produced by hand after centuries of seafaring work in an environment recognized as a Regional Park.
The salt flats act as a natural border for the Mar Menor, separating it from the Mediterranean thanks to a piece of virgin sand smaller than La Manga, but which still has very long virgin beaches flanked by dunes, such as Playa de La Llana.
In the summer months, to take care of the landscape of the area, visitors can leave their private vehicle in a parking lot next to the entrance of the Regional Park and make use of a small free train that transports them to the beaches while crossing the salt flats. An unforgettable experience!
2. Galúa Beach (La Manga)
Located in the heart of La Manga, on the shore that bathes the Mediterranean, Playa Galúa stretches for around 980 meters from the cape where the Hotel Servigroup Galúa is located. It is an ideal beach for the whole family, equipped with all kinds of services such as lifeguards, beach bars, rental of water sports equipment, showers, access for people with reduced mobility, etc.
It is a high-quality sandy area with fine, golden sand that allows visitors to enjoy long walks along the shore with the Cabo de Palos lighthouse on the horizon. Without a doubt, it is one of the most famous beaches in the Region of Murcia, fantastic for a getaway with all the comforts.
3. Calblanque beaches (Cartagena)
Just a few minutes from La Manga, is the Regional Park of Calblanque. Throughout its distance there are a series of picture-perfect beaches and small coves, characterized by their fine, golden sands and their almost virgin state. An ideal place to get lost and enjoy nature!
During most of the year, access is allowed to two free car parks located at the two ends of the Regional Park. In high season, on the other hand, a single, larger car park is set up next to the road and several shuttle buses connect it to the beaches. Everything is to preserve this natural environment and protect it from overcrowding. The beauty of every corner of the Park is undoubtedly worth it.
In addition to being a perfect setting for hiking, Calblanque is an ideal place to enjoy water sports such as windsurfing or diving. The possibilities of Calblanque are endless. Do you dare to discover them!
4. Portman Beach (La Union)
The gold of the sand turns jet black in Portman Bay. This unique beach is reminiscent of the Canary Islands not only because of the dark color of the sand, but also because of the lunar-like rocky landscape that surrounds it. All this forms a landscape of enormous beauty.
The beach is very close to the Cartagena Marina and it is a sandy area, in the process of regeneration surrounded by reed beds, rushes and shrubs. It is close to a kilometer long and is easy to reach on foot from the small town of Portman. In high season it has all kinds of services such as lifeguards or beach bars.
In addition, the beach has a car park, so it can also be reached by local buses or by car.
5. The Saladar (Águilas)
To the north of the lively city of Águilas and its popular Yacht Club there is a stretch of virgin coast with small unexplored coves with a desert appearance, among which El Saladar beach stands out.
It is a small beach of no more than 250 meters that follows an endless number of similar beaches forming a perfect setting for running and taking a dip from time to time. The beach is made up of coarse sand and gravel, is isolated and does not have any type of service or equipment.
The greatest interest of this beach is at a landscape level, since the rocky fields that surround it are reminiscent of a desert in which the sea makes its way like an immense oasis.
6. Bolnuevo Beach (Mazarrón)
Bolnuevo is a district of the municipality of Mazarrón, famous for its small gulf of calm, warm and crystalline waters. There is a beach whose main attraction, for once and although it sounds unusual, is not in the sea, but in some spectacular geological formations known as "Las Gredas" or "La Ciudad Encantada", which resemble rocky mushrooms. several meters high before a rocky wall with similar shapes and serve as a backdrop to the sandbank.
The beach has a promenade and all kinds of services to enjoy its fantastic waters with all the comforts. It is a long beach of more than 1 and a half kilometers with an extension made up of thick and golden sand.
The sea, almost always calm, makes it an ideal beach for a family outing.
7. La Carolina Beach (Calarreona)
Playa de la Carolina is one of the coves that make up the Cuatro Calas Protected Natural Landscape. It is an area of special environmental value because its sandbanks have fine and abundant sand that has not been regenerated, but instead represents a natural, smooth and progressive entrance to the sea. It is a real pleasure to bathe in the waters of this area of the Murcian coast.
In addition, the beach in high season, has all kinds of services , despite being in an area far from any town, It is a place very frequented by motorhomes, bohemian and alternative personalities. Do you know of the nearby Hotel Marina Playa? This is the gateway to the Almería coast!
If you are looking for a place to enjoy the sunset, to the rhythm of street musicians, while enjoying a drink in one of its beach bars, this is your beach.
Now that you know which are the beaches in the province of Murcia that you should not miss, do not hesitate to book your next vacation at the Hotel Servigroup Galúa.
Located in La Manga del Mar Menor on a gentle cape with direct access to the beach, this four-star hotel has fantastic facilities and excellent cuisine that make it the ideal place from which to get to know the region.
This year, paradise is in Murcia. We hope to see you?