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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Brilliant beach. Always busy. Get some mud on its so much fun. Water is just shallow so perfect for small kids

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Visited Lo Pagan and the Mar Menor in the height of the season and there was still plenty of space for everyone. The mud baths are wonderful and allow you to chat with the locals whilst waiting for the mud to dry in the sun! Good restaurants and amenities. Being in a conservation area the local wildlife is stunning and... More

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Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The visit to Mar Menor is essential. There is no any other lagoon of sea water with the features of the Mar Menor in the world.

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Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

In the netted areas, swimming is nice with calm, warm water. We had no trouble with jellyfish on the right side of the nets.

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We went to a section of beach in the middle of the mar Menor. We wouldn't go back. Lagoon was absolutely swarming with jelly fish and littered along the shoreline. Also with seaweed and rubbish. Lovely promenade to walk along but no shops/ bars amenities.

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Freuchie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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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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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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Murcia
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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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