Beaches in Murcia

Seaside Towns to visit in the Region of Murcia

If you are tired of city life and you need a break from all the noise, Murcia is the perfect destination to make a lot of things and visit. The city is a historic center with quiet streets and amazing architecture. Murcia has the feel of a small town, and the surroundings offer the perfect getaway for tourists. Murcia is known for its coastline and the wonderful towns along the seaside. This guide will take you through the most beautiful towns in the region of Murcia you could visit and a place you could stay while taking your tour.

Landscape of Mazarron seaside, in Murcia
Mazarron beach in Murcia



It is one of the best places to holiday, and enjoy the sun. The town is a wide bay with a coastline of 35km, making it a wonderful destination for beach lovers. Its bay opens up to the Mediterranean sea, and its port is one of the two important centers of the town. The town’s name is linked to the mining wealth with minerals such as lead, zinc, silver, and iron. The town’s importance grew in the 19th and 20th centuries because of its minerals. Once the minerals were exhausted, it became a tourist destination for many travelers.


The town is a seaport municipality in the province of Murcia. It is at the end of the coastline and near the Almeria border. The town has numerous beaches along its coastline that tourists can visit for their honeymoon because they are small and intimate, while in the town it is worth visiting the beautiful gardens full of rubber plants. On your tour, you will learn about the town’s rich heritage as a fortress built for defense purposes. You can visit the black and white lighthouse operating since the 19th century. You can find solitary coves with clear waters, such as La Carolina, which makes it a perfect place for a boat ride as you view the coastline’s striking beauty.

Lighthouse in Cartagena
This photo was taken in Cartagena, Murcia

Cabo de Palos

The town is on a peninsula 400 meters wide with coves and crystal-clear seawater along the coast. The crystal-clear waters make it an ideal location for scuba diving, and in the waters, you will find coral reefs underwater and sunken ships that provide an adventure for scuba divers. The sea is also a designated marine reserve that protects the natural and cultural resources that define the town. 

Santiago de la Ribera

It is an old fishing village with 4 kilometers of sandy beaches. Mar Menor is the main attraction because of its calm and shallow waters, as we explained in our guide on things to do in Mar Menor. The waters are ideal for water sports and enjoying the sun, and the palm-lined beaches that run the length of the beach are wonderful sites. When in the town, it is worth tasting the local delicacies of shellfish, king prawns, and salt-roast sea bream, all sourced from the sea.

Where to stay in Murcia

Murcia has several attractions, but you cannot see them all in one day. It is best to look for accommodation while visiting Murcia so you can visit all the wonderful places in the province

One of the places is the Catalonia Conde de Floridablanca Hotel, located at the center of Murcia, a five-minute walk to the cathedral, whose name is “La Santa Iglesia Catedral de Santa María”. It is in a good location to explore the commercial area in Murcia. The hotel is just a few meters from the Floridablanca garden, a public garden where you can take a stroll and revel in the different plant species.

Catalonia Conde de Floridablanca Room

Murcia offers multiple options to tourists, and there are multiple places you can visit and stay as you enjoy the city and its wonderful culture. We hope this guide has been useful and covered the towns you could visit in Murcia and, also, the hotel you should pick on your tour.