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Mar Menor

Murcia, Spain
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Ranked #5 of 29 attractions in Murcia
Type: Beaches
Traveler Description: The Mar menor is a watersports playground and offers all watersports like scuba diving,sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, kiteboarding, powerboating... more »
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Freuchie, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We took a trip over to Lo Pagan beach (along with Los Alcazares and Torrevieja) and Lo Pagan won hands down in terms of scenery, water quality and general amenities. I thought it was a stunning beach, lovely golden sands, calm sea and clear water. Certainly the best of the 3 we visited - we were even treated to fly... More

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Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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79 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The Mar Menor is shallow, but it is also full of jellyfish. My kids found out the hard way. Stick to netted areas. Lots of nice beaches as other reviewing say, but as others say, it is a bit of a sewer in parts. You'd never find me putting a toe in the water.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

With great weather all year and officially one of the healthiest places in the world , the Murcia region of Spain is a gem, Spain at its best, forget the kiss me quick sights of benidorm and the Costa. Del Sol, there is nothing bad I can say about this get away, the Mar Menor is warm all year round... More

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We visited the mar menor stip whilst staying at the Mar Menor golf resort and whilst the area overall was lovely the strip itself was very disappointing. We headed out looking to spend some time relaxing on the beaches. We were very disappointed to find the beaches were dirty and the strip itself was a nightmarish strip of high rise... More

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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Mar Menor is very pretty to look at, but is no more than an open sewer; step off the dirty sand beaches and put your feet in the tepid water and you'll notice immediately that the consistency has changed and you are now treading on gloopy mud. Yuk! The water quality is very poor, ear infections for those daft... More

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Brilliant Place to go to chill either sea side or inwardly..... lots of water sports and everything is sensibly priced. Parking can sometimes be an issue though

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Manchester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

so many fantastic beaches to choose from..I visit out of season and prefer the tranquility..Calblanque National Park is a must..went at night and saw foxes,rabbits etc..I will never go to Benidorm again! lol

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Ideal to learn sailing and windsurfing with spectacular views of the La Manga strip with its array of hotels. Not the liveliest of places but relaxing and fun. It's full of expat Brits so language is not a problem but you will pay tourist prices for refreshments. Nothing to light you up or cheese you off. It's generally a nice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Been to the Mar Menor many times now, there is so much to see and do for any groups, families, couples or visiting by yourself. It's great north side with the mud baths and flamingos and to see the salt flats and how there work. La manga Strip side is just as fabulous, crazy having the tranquil peaceful Menor then... More

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The entire strip is surrounded by sandy beaches, and there are ample water-sport facilities to enable you to try everything from sailboarding to scuba diving. For the less adventurous, there are plenty of excellent bars, cafe's and restaurants all within easy reach of your deckchair.

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