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The beaches of Cartagena and the surrounding area are one of the main tourist attractions of the Region of Murcia, and many of them are nature protection areas.

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BEACHES

CALA CORTINA

Cala Cortina is an isolated beach, but it receives a lot of visitors due to its proximity to the city centre of Cartagena. The beach itself is well-equipped, and has an attractive promenade. It is fully accessible for the disabled and those with reduced mobility.

 

CALA DEL PINO

This beach is in a built-up area, and is surrounded by greenery. It is well-equipped and fully accessible for the disabled and those with reduced mobility.

 

CALA REONA

Cala Reona is in a semi-built up area, and is popular but not overcrowded. Unlike other beaches in the immediate area, it is sandy, but has hardly any facilities. The sea in the immediate vicinity is one of the most important nature reserves in the Mediterranean, but it is not accessible for the disabled or those with reduced mobility.

EL PORTÚS

The beach of El Portús is in a semi-built up area, but receives few visitors, despite being fairly well-equipped. It is 11 km outside the centre of Cartagena, and is next to Cala Morena, where there is a nudist campsite. Access by public transport is on the Alsa bus route number 4, but the beach is not accessible for people with disabilities.

 

EL PORTÚS (Nudist Campsite)

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The El Portús campsite is located in a lovely bay ten kilometres from the old city centre of Cartagena, and occupies an area of a million square metres right next to the sea. It is far from the noise and pollution of the big cities, in an area of unspoilt natural beauty, and enjoys the best climate in Europe.

 

ISLA PLANA

This beach is in the village of Isla Plana, and attracts a lot of visitors. It is part sandy and part pebbly, and fairly well-equipped. Alsina Graells run a bus service from Cartagena to Mazarrón with a stop right next to the beach, which is fully accessible for people of limited mobility and has an amphibious bathing chair available in the lifeguards’ hut.

 

ISLAS MENORES (PLAYA DE LEVANTE)

The beach is in the village and receives a lot of visitors. It is very well equipped and there is a Club Náutico at one end, as well as a pleasant promenade. Fully accessible for the disabled and people with limited mobility.

 

LA AZOHÍA (La Chapineta)

A quiet beach in the village of La Azohía, fairly well equipped. Isla Plana and La Azohía are small villages in a beautiful setting, with long sandy beaches. Alsina Graells run a bus service from Cartagena to Mazarrón with a stop right next to the beach, which is fully accessible for the disabled.

 

LA AZOHÍA (San Ginés)

Another popular beach in the village of La Azohía, with both sandy and pebbly areas, this is a very safe area for bathers where the sea is almost always calm. The facilities are good, and in 2010 the beach was awarded the prestigious blue flag and “Q” certificate for quality tourist facilities. The Alsina Graells bus service from Cartagena to Mazarrón stops right next to the beach, which is fully accessible for the disabled.

 

LOS NIETOS

The beach in this village is characterised by the dark color of the sand, and attracts a lot of visitors. It is well equipped and there is a long promenade, with bus stops in the nearby residential areas. Fully accessible for people with limited mobility.

 

LOS URRUTIAS

The beach is over a kilometer long and the golden sand is complemented by numerous facilities for users, including all kinds of water sports. Fully accessible for the disabled.

 

MAR DE CRISTAL

The beach is located in the village and features a nice promenade and good facilities, attracting numerous visitors. Fully accessible for the disabled and people of limited mobility.

 

PLAYA DE LA GOLA

A village beach with fine sand and calm water, Playa de la Gola has a nice family atmosphere and offers a good level of facilities. Fully accessible for the disabled and people of limited mobility.

 

PLAYA DE LEVANTE (Cabo de Palos)

The beach is in the town of Cabo de Palos, on a small peninsula about 400 metres wide, around which the sea is part of one of the most important marine protection areas in the Mediterranean. It can be reached by bus using the services run by Alsina Graells (Murcia – La Manga) and Alsa (Cartagena – La Manga). Fully accessible for the disabled and people of limited mobility.

 

PLAYA DE MONTEBLANCO (Calnegre)

A village beach with fine sand and gravel, which offers all kinds of services and facilities, attracting large numbers of visitors.

 

PLAYA DEL BARCO PERDIDO (Entremares)

The golden, sandy beach is nearly 2 kilometres  long, with all kinds of facilities, and is surrounded by built-up areas. It consists of three different parts, known as Entremares, Sirenas and Zeus. There are three different lifeguard stations, two of which have lookout and rescue status as well as supplying first aid. Fully accessible for the disabled and people with limited mobility.

 

PLAYA DEL BARCO PERDIDO (Sirenas)

The golden, sandy beach is nearly 2 kilometres  long, with all kinds of facilities, and is surrounded by built-up areas. It consists of three different parts, known as Entremares, Sirenas and Zeus. There are three different lifeguard stations, two of which have lookout and rescue status as well as supplying first aid. Fully accessible for the disabled and people with limited mobility.

 

PLAYA DEL BARCO PERDIDO (Zeus)

The golden, sandy beach is nearly 2 kilometres  long, with all kinds of facilities, and is surrounded by built-up areas. It consists of three different parts, known as Entremares, Sirenas and Zeus. There are three different lifeguard stations, two of which have lookout and rescue status as well as supplying first aid. Fully accessible for the disabled and people with limited mobility.

 

PLAYA DEL CAVANNA

The beach is over a kilometer long, and offers visitors the chance to enjoy fine golden sand and a wide range of facilities, as well as an extensive promenade. It is fully accessible for the disabled and people with limited mobility, and has an amphibious bathing chair available in the lifeguards’ hut.

 

PLAYA DEL GALUA

The calm waters and fine golden sand of this beach attract large numbers of bathers, especially those concerned with safety, and there is also a wide range of facilities and services. Fully accessible for the disabled and people with limited mobility.

 

PLAYA HONDA

Located in a built-up area, this beach offers an attractive promenade and good facilities, as well as the chance to enjoy various water sports. Fully accessible for the disabled and people with limited mobility.

 

PLAYA LOMAS DEL CASTILLICO (Villas Caravaning)

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This beach is in a partially built-up area, and attracts large numbers of visitors. It is well equipped and is fully accessible for the disabled.

Length: 465 m

Breadth: 50 m

Number of bathers: Medium

Surface: Fine grey sand

 

EL ALAMILLO (Mazarrón)

ALAMILLO

Partial accessibility for the disabled.

Length: 600 m

Breadth: 14 m

Number of bathers: Medium

Surface: Pebbles

 

 

EL PASEO MARÍTIMO (Mazarrón)

Paseo marítimo

Promenade

Partial accessibility for the disabled.

Length: 500 m

Breadth: 14 m

Number of bathers: High

Surface: Fine golden sand

 

LA ISLA (Mazarrón)

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Partial accessibility for the disabled.

Length: 600 m

Breadth: 52 m

Number of bathers: High

Surface: Fine golden sand and pebbles

 

BAHIA (Mazarrón)

Bahia

Partial accessibility for the disabled.

Length: 190 m

Breadth: 21 m

Number of bathers: High

Surface: Fine golden sand

 

PLAYA GRANDE (Mazarrón)

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BOLNUEVO (Mazarrón)

Partial accessibility for the disabled.

Length: 1,600 m

Breadth: 24 m

Number of bathers: Medium

Surface: Thick golden sand

 

PERCHELES (Mazarrón)

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Length: 290 m

Breadth: 16 m

Number of bathers: High

Surface: Fine grey sand

 

PLAYA DE NARES

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Partial accessibility for the disabled.

Length: 400 m

Breadth: 45 m

Number of bathers: High

Surface: Medium grain golden sand

 

BEAUTY SPOTS

CALBLANQUE

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This is a beach of unspoilt natural beauty in a spectacular setting, within the boundaries of the Parque Regional de Calblanque, and is one of the few parts of the coast to remain in its natural state. Its great natural wealth derives from the arid mountains behind it, which provide fine golden and ochre sand on long beaches and in small coves. There are also spectacular dune formations, white salt flats and mountain ranges which contrast starkly with the blue sea.

 

ISLAS HORMIGAS

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The Cabo de Palos e Islas Hormigas marine reserve is a protected natural area of seawater in Cartagena, covering an area of 19 square kilometers between the lighthouse in Cabo de Palos and the Islas Hormigas. It features a wide range of biological diversity, and the marine environment in it is well preserved, including underwater meadows of posidonia seaweed (commonly known as Neptune grass or Mediterranean tapeweed) and coral colonies which are home to various animal and vegetable species.

The area consists of a large underwater promontory, the continuation of Cabo de Palos, which re-surfaces in the Islas Hormigas. The shallow water is dangerous for boats and shipping: in 1906 the Sirio, a trans-Atlantic liner, sank here, and many lives were lost.

The reserve first became a protected area in 1995, the aims being to protect the local flora and fauna and to guarantee a reproduction pool of commercially valuable species: it can now be seen that these objectives have been met more than satisfactorily.

 

ISLA GROSA

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This island in the municipality of San Javier is of volcanic origin, the ground being formed by worn down lava (andesite) with steep slopes, most of the gradients being between 20% and 50%. The island covers 17.5 hectares, and it descends into the sea in steep cliffs on almost all sides. It is just 2.5 km from the shore of La Manga, and rises to 98 metres above sea level.

 

CABO TIÑOSO

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The massif of Cabo Tiñoso is an area greatly appreciated for it´s natural and scenic properties, and abundant vegetation can be found in the whole area, particularly in the crags and niches of the rocks and zones close to the seashores. It also contains  rich and varied marinelife and the non-marine geographical vertebrate of the rocks enables visitors to observe rare species such as the eagle, peregrine falcon and eagle owl.

 

BOLNUEVO

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Without doubt, this is the most striking geographical landscape of Mazarrón and one of the most distinctive and attractive in all of the Region. In the first line of the beaches, these arcillous formations can be clearly seen, formed from a mineral locally known as greda, a material formed from silex and aluminium, metamorphosing the cliff face into a curious sculptural arrangement.

The wind, accompanied by the action of sand and water, have modelled the curious profiles of the Gredas, giving them a form which has lead to them often being called , "the enchanted landscape of Bolnuevo, "a beauty which from time to time, and during the local Fiestas, is used as a backdrop for cultural and artistic performances.

 

More information:

www.cartagenaturismo.es

www.lamangaconsorcio.es/