Playa de Bolnuevo is the longest to be found along?the Mazarron coastline.
Playa de Bolnuevo - looking towards Punta Cueva de Lobos
Covering a distance of nearly 2 km of golden sands and at its widest nearly 24 m, there is plenty of space for everyone, even during the busy summer months.
Playa de Bolnuevo - looking towards Cabezo de Castellar
Beach facilities include:
Playa de Bolnuevo runs parallel with the village of Bolnuevo and there is a small village centre with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. Plus local amenities including pharmacy, salon and church.
The beach has a paseo that follows the majority of the urban area.
Paseo - Playa de Bolnuevo
Parking can be difficult in the main village during the summer with the influx of holiday makers, but there is ample parking in front of the sandstone erosions - Gredas de Bolnuevo.
The Gredas are unique to the this area and are caused by the erosion of the sandstone cliffs that overlook the stunning beach and are a worth a visit.
Las Gredas - Sandstone Erosions Bolnuevo
Playa de Bolnuevo at sunset December 2015
Playa de Bolnuevo is also the setting for the "sardine festival", celebrtated every November after the Romeria - Fiestas de la Virgen del Milagro. For more information and photos,read our Blog.
Playa de Bolnuevo - Google Maps
Playa del Puerto
Playa del Puerto is the main and one of the most popular beaches along the Mazarron coastline.
Continuing from the Playa del Rihuete, Playa del Puerto shares?all of the facilities of Playa del Rihuete, plus a few more of its own.
The Red and White Water Inflatables are also present on this beach.
Red & White Summer 2014 - Playa del Puerto
Plays del Puerto is regularly cleaned and has retained Blue Flag status?for several years.
The Paseo continues all the way to the Marina and is lined with many bars, restaurants, cafes, ice-cream parlours, small gift shops and so much more. There is a dedicated cycle lane running the whole.length of the paseo.
Puerto Deportivo / La Marina
There are few companies that offer sailing tours along the coastline and it is even possible to see dolphins and whales. Glass bottom boats are also available. For those that love diving, the Mazarron coastline is an excellent location to come and dive. There are several diving schools based in the Marina and dive excursions are available.
During the hot summer nights the Paseo is a very popular place to come and spend the evening.?Or even on the wamer winter afternoons for a coffee or even an ice-cream and a gentle walk.
El Paseo del Puerto
The Paseo is also home to many events during the year, day or night. The most impressive is the Summer Carnival, which normally takes place in July.
Summer Carnival 2015 - Photo Ayuntamiento de Mazarron
The view from the El Faro, the lighthouse, a cafe set high overlooking the bay of Mazarron is one not to be missed.
The magnificent view from El Faro
Plus the cocktails and ice-creams are amazing?and?there is swimming pool for customers. Unfortunately, El Faro is not open during the winter months. For opening times, please check their website:http://www.cafeteriaelfaro.com/
Playa del Puerto - Google Maps
Playa del Riuhete is long and sandy beach situated in the Puerto de Mazarron and joins to Playa de Puerto. With its shallow, clear Blue Flag waters and covering a distance of over 600m, it is a very popular beach for families and holiday makers as there are so many facilities close to?hand.
Playa del Rihuete
Running parallel to the beach is the palm lined paseo,which continues to the Playa del Puerto and there are many cafes, restaurants and small shops along the way too. There are also naturally shaded places to sit and just enjoy the wonderful?view.
During the summer months, Playa del Rihuete is very busy and parking can be difficult. There are parking spaces, but these do fill up really quickly and can be occupiedby people staying in the over-looking apartments.
Also during the summer there are lifeguards stationed on the beach, as well as a beach bar and in recent years pedalo hire has been availble.
Pedalos - 2013
There are access ramps to the beach, as well as wooden runways on the beach.
Playa del Rihuete is also home to the famous Mariquita?-?Ladybird?Park and there is also separate free to use fitness area.
Other beach facilities include:
Playa del Rihuete - Google Maps
Playa Negra is located next to Playa del Alamillo.
A small beach lined with palm trees, cliffs and tranquil clear blue waters.
There are no facilities at this beach and access is via stairs.
Parking is available at the top of the cliffs and also bus stop is not too far away.
Playa Negra - Google Maps
The first of the dog friendly beaches along the Mazarron coastline is Playa del Gachero, a semi-urban beach nestled between the Playa del Alamillo and Playa del Rihuete.
With clear waters, a mixture of golden sand and stone its a great beach for you and your dog and its open all year round.
Playa del Gachero is only accessible from Playa del Alamillo or Playa del Rihuete, which is located at the the top of the Paseo, Puerto de Mazarron. Its "secret" location means that it isn't very popular with the public.
Signs mark the start and finsih of the beach
There are some rules that you must obey:
Playa del Gachero - Google Maps
Covering a distance of over 600 metres and a mixture of sand and stone, is Playa del Alamillo.
This Blue Flag beach is within walking distance from the El Alcolar and El Alamillo urbanisations and there are bus stops connecting to Murcia and Mazarron. Open air parking is available.
During the summer months (June - September) the beach has lifeguards, a beach bar - chiringuito - serving cold drinks, ice-creams and tapas and large water inflatables, which are great entertainment and exhaustion for the family!!!!!
Red & White Inflatables - Playa del Alamillo 2015
Due to the large open bay, Playa del Alamillo is very popular with wind-surfers and jet-ski, which can be hired during the summer. This beach is a great fishing spot, but remember you do need a license.
This beach is not suitable for people with restricted mobility or wheelchair access, as of the large stones, but there are wooden walk-ways along the beach.
Other beach facilities include:
Close to hand is a small commercial centre with bars and restaurants - both Spanish and English and also a Pharmacy.
Even in the early hours of the morning or early evening, Playa del Alamillo is a stunning?beach.
Sunrise over Playa del Alamillo
Playa del Alamillo at dusk
Playa del Alamillo - Google Maps
Mazarron is situated on the south-east coast of Spain, in the region of Murcia. With average temperatures of 20 degrees, over 300 days of sun per year,a coastline stretching 35 km and still retaining it's traditional and rustic charm. It is clear to see why Mazarron is such a popular holiday destination for ex-pats and spaniards alike.
There are over 30 beaches ready to explore and enjoy, many of which are of Blue Flag standard and there truly is a beach for everyone. Urban beaches, rural beaches, sandy beaches, stony beaches, water sports and the Ayuntamiento de Mazarron- Town Hall - have even dedicated 3 beaches to be dog friendly all year round.
Here is our very own Mazarron Beach Guide, giving you all the necessary information on all the beaches along the coastline, including facilities, type of beach, location and photos and any other vital information!!!
Playa del Rihuete
Mazarron Coastline - Google Maps