Murcia is situated in the south-eastern part of the Iberian Peninsula, just 170 km from the coast.
Coves and small beaches contrast with rugged coastline, and pure cliffs offer many natural attractions.
Many of these places have been declared protected areas.
La Manga, a strip of land near the Mediterranean lagoon of Mar Menor, forms a significant section of the sea, is one of the most popular destinations. La Manga's interior is sloping slightly and offers safe swimming in calm waters.