The Region de Murcia is situated on the southeastern Mediterranean coast of Spain. It is bordered by the Costa Blanca and Orihuela Costa to the North, and the Costa Almeria to the south.
The region is blessed with many kilometres of fine sandy beaches, with some areas backed by dunes and virgin pine forests. The many towns and villages on the coast are proud of their promenades and beaches. Town beaches are well served by bars and restaurants, many with great views of the Mar Menor and La Manga.
The seawater is warm and very pleasant for bathing. The Mar Menor is shallow (which helps it get warm quickly), and the beaches slope gently, making them ideal for families with young children, and anyone who prefers not to be buffeted by the waves.