The 250 kilometers of coastline of the Region of Murcia are divided between cliffs, white sandy coves and picturesque fishing villages. They call it the Costa Cálida. You want to know why?
Murcia’s coastline may seem small, especially if we compare it with the communities of Valencia and Andalusia with which it limits; but in reality, the region of Murcia takes advantage of its 250 kilometers of coastline very well and we can compare the beaches of Murcia with the best perfumes, which are always sold in small bottles.
Its waters are the warmest in the Mediterranean, hence its coast is known as the Costa Cálida, which is home to some of the most popular beaches in Spain.
The coastline of the Region of Murcia is full of spectacular cliffs and white sand beaches and crystal clear, almost Caribbean waters.
The Murcian coast extends from El Mojón to the north, near the province of Alicante, to the Cuatro Calas, in the fishing environment town of Águilas, bordering Almería.
The Costa Cálida is actually a coast and two seas, the Mediterranean Sea and the Mar Menor.
Below you will find a list of the 7 best beaches in the Region of Murcia according to the ranking made by National Geographic Spain:
1. Playa Carolina , Águilas (Murcia)
Carolina Beach is part of the place known as “Cuatro Calas”. This beach deserves to be among the best beaches in Spain.
It is located next to the province of Almeria and is the place that many consider as the last virgin refuge of the Mediterranean of the Region of Murcia.
La Carolina, together with Calarreona, Higuerica, Cala Cerrada or Cocedores are not just beaches, they are protected landscapes and belong to the Natura 2000 Network because of their importance in terms of biodiversity. In particular, the Carolina beach, of fine and abundant sand, is the one of easiest access.
Los Cocedores beach
2. Playa de Calblanque, Cartagena (Murcia)
Several of the best beaches in Murcia are located in the Regional Park of Calblanque, located halfway between Cartagena and La Union.
They are without a doubt some of the best preserved beaches in the South of the Mediterranean.
In Manga del Mar Menor, we find this little gem of fine golden sand that measures about 300 meters.
On the beach of Calblanque we will enjoy one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Region of Murcia at the same time that we can enjoy a bath in blue and transparent waters.
3. Playa de Bolnuevo, Mazarrón (Murcia)
What makes this beach among the most special in Murcia is not just its transparent water or its sand, what makes Bolnuevo beach special are some strange formations facing the sea.
Bolnuevo’s Erosions form one of those amazing landscapes that will make us feel as if we were on another planet.
Its magical figures are due to the erosion of wind and water.
It is located in the hamlet of Bolnuevo, on the coast of Mazarrón, and it is a beach with a large area of golden sand.
4. Playa de Percheles, Mazarrón (Murcia)
This beach of gray and fine sand, barely 300 meters long, is sheltered by two rock formations at its ends, being one of the most beautiful in the Region of Murcia.
It is one of the few areas of the Mediterranean that maintains its virgin status.
This beach was always a sailor and according to locals, it seems that its name has to do with the art of drying fishing on special perches.
Given its natural state, it hardly has any equipment.
5. Playa de El Hornillo, Águilas (Murcia)
The beach of El Hornillo is located in the municipality of Águilas, and is characterized because it has a peculiar air of mine.
It is open to the Levante waves, but at the same time, protected by the small Isla del Fraile.
Its mining air is due to the old concrete and stone platform that served as a wharf to load the ore from the Sierra de los Filabres in the boats and which reminds us that in the past Murcia was an important mining region.
It is equipped with bathrooms and showers and other services and can be reached by car or train.
El Hornillo beach
6. Playa Paraíso, Cartagena (Murcia)
Its name says it all. Playa Paraíso is located in the second sea of the Region of Murcia, the Mar Menor.
La Manga, is one of the most popular tourist enclaves of the Murcian coast.
This semi-urban beach of almost a thousand meters long has complete services, which makes its occupation very high.
In its surroundings there are some salt flats and dunes of ecological interest.
7. Cala Cortina, Cartagena (Murcia)
Without a doubt Cala Cortina is one of the best beaches on the Murcia coast.
Just 200 meters long and 18 horseshoe width, make this beach a special place, being a beach isolated from any urban environment and in full protected area.
Despite this, it has some services such as a picnic area, adapted toilets and litter bins. To all this we must add a golden sand and a calm and very clean sea.
Cala Cortina beach
Perhaps there is little talk about the region of Murcia; but its mild temperatures and its temperate sea with an annual average above 19 degrees are more than enough arguments to escape to the Costa Cálida in search of a good dip. Now that the good weather is here, it is a perfect time to discover the treasures that the beaches of the Region of Murcia offer us.
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