Murcia, located along Spain’s Costa Calida, is known for its year-round warm, sunny climate which attracts holidaymakers to the region. With an abundance of villas for rent on resorts such as Polaris World’s Mar Menor Golf Resort, La Torre Golf Resort and El Valle Golf Resort tourists can rent luxury Murcia villas with private pools or affordable apartments and take full advantage of resort facilities such as communal pools, playgrounds, tennis courts and nearby restaurants.
If you’re planning on looking for holiday rentals in Murcia this summer make sure you explore the local area and visit the many beautiful beaches on offer. Murcia, also known as the Costa Calida in Spain offers over a hundred beaches for everyone to enjoy, whether you want to travel by boat to a picturesque deserted cove, or relax on a stretch of sandy beach to soak up the sun.
Simply travel a short distance from Murcia city to the coast to explore popular areas. Beach towns to visit include Mar Menor, San Javier, Cartagena, Mazarron, Aguilas, San Piedro del Pinatar and Lo Pagan. The Mar Menor in particular ( a large salt water lake effectively) is a really popular area to visit, with its warm Mediterranean waters and vast, golden beaches, shallow waters and small waves; Murciabeaches really cater for everyone.
Mar Menor beaches
Located on the Costa Calida above Lo Pagan, the Villa Nanitos beach offers water skiing, volleyball, windsurfing and sea kayaking. Nearby are the mud baths of San Pedro del Pinatar; well worth a visit.
Located on San Pedro de Pinatar, Mar Menor, this is a blue flag beach and can get busy during peak season. It is a long, sandy beach and foot showers are available during the peak season. The waters here are mild and so perfect to take a dip.
Another blue flag beach, El Esperjo can also be found on the Mar Menor coastline. This sandy beach is perfect if you fancy a spot of surfing, volley ball and kayaking. The waters here are calm.
This is another popular Mar Menor beach. It offers 4km of long grey, sandy beach with shower facilities, as well as lots of restaurants and calm waters.
San Javier beaches
Euromanga beach is located in San Javier, Murcia. It’s typical of the La Manga stretch, which means its golden sands and pleasant waters attract many tourists and locals.
This San Javier sandy beach offers a picnic area, snack bar, accommodation, showers, beach cleaning and houses a Red Cross station. Lifeguards also patrol the area, and it’s also one of the safest beaches as it’s patrolled by local police.
Close to Cartagena, this Murcia cove is located just a couple of minutes drive away. The locals will cycle and walk to Cala Cortina to enjoy a day of relaxation; spend a peaceful afternoon here with friends or family.
Calblanqueis a protected nature reserve, home to sandy beaches and coves. This beach is one of the few you are allowed to take dogs down to, so it’s advisable to keep away from the lower end of the beach if you wish to avoid the family pets. As it’s a protected area, there are no facilities like restaurants or bars, but there is a car park.
Cala Medina, Las Melvas and Levante
This group of three beaches are small beaches, with slightly less calm water. They range from sand to gravel to rock. There are restaurant services nearby, and it’s the perfect location if you fancy a spot of snorkelling.
This is a very quiet beach in Cartagena. It’s sandy, and does offer showering facilities, but has limited disabled access as it’s difficult to reach.
El Belonte Grande and Salitrona
These two beaches in Cartagena are short and sandy, and are only accessible by boat or on foot, so they’re perfect if you’re looking for a quiet spot. These coves are very beautiful, surrounded by mountains with wild vegetation.
La Calera and San Gins
La Calera and San Gins are gravel and sand beaches, with calm water making them suitable for families. They offer reasonable facilities such as showers, as well as a few restaurants and shops nearby.
Bolnueva beach is located at Mazarron, Murcia. This lovely golden sandy beach is great for families, and offers a picnic area, snack bar, showers and toilets. It’s also got a Red Cross Station and lifeguards on duty, in addition to offering water sport equipment for rent. It can get very busy during peak seasons, but generally isn’t quite as busy as other blue flag beaches along the Costa Calida.
Also located at Mazarron, Murcia, this golden sandy beach is great for children with its calm waters and shower facilities.
Facilities available: This beach is located near the town and harbour of Mazarron. El Castallar is a sandy beach, with lovely clean, calm waters. Although popular with families, this beach does not get quite as crowded as some other Blue Flag beaches in this region. Facilities include snack bars, restaurant, showers, telephones, beach cleaning, and a Red Cross point.
El Rihuete and Puerto de Mazarrn
These sandy beaches are perfect for families exploring the Mazarron area, with plenty of local shops and restaurants.
The sand and pebble beach of Las Delicias can be found in Aguilas, Murcia. It offers many facilities such as a snack bar, restaurant, showers and it also has a Red Cross station, is manned by life guards and patrolled by the local police, so it is an extremely safe beach to visit.
This urban-setting beach offers a snack bar, restaurant, toilets, showers and parking. It’s a very popular beach in the summer months.
This beach is also located at Aguilas, Murcia. Its waters tend not to be as calm as other beaches in the region, making it more exciting for water sport enthusiasts. It offers a Red Cross point, parking and beach cleaning, and again, Calabardina can get quite busy.
Sizes at just over 440 metres, Levante beach offers a snack bar, restaurant, showers, a Red Cross station, lifeguards. Ideal for children, this popular beach is sandy, with calm waters.
Abejerro and Las Pulgas
If you’re after quiet sand and gravel beaches, head to Abejerro or Las Pulas in Augilas. These are both quiet, unspoilt beaches, unfortunately there are no facilities at either location.
Punta del Fraile
This beach is only accessible by foot and offers great, clear water for snorkelling.
Lo Pagan beaches
Villanitos can be found in San Piedro del Pinatar, Lo Pagan, Murcia. It has plenty of facilities available for use, such as snack bars and restaurants, toilets, showers, parking and if you want to take part in water sports, there is equipment available for rental. Calm waters and it’s large, mostly sandy beach make it very popular.
This is a sandy beach, with calm waters. Like many beaches in Murcia, La Puntica offers a restaurant, snack bar, showers, toilets, beach cleaning and a Red Cross station, and is patrolled by lifeguards and local police.
Bao de las Mujeres and El Ciscar
are located further south of the coast, at Lorca. They are both short beaches, offering fantastic fishing opportunities as well as being perfect locations for swimming and snorkeling.