Blue Flag and Q for Quality beaches in the municipality of San Javier 2017
One Blue Flag and five Q for Quality beaches in San Javier The Blue Flag for beach tourism quality is an internationally recognized award given by the Foundation for Environmental Education, who bill the flag as “a world-renowned ecolabel trusted by millions around the globe”. The criteria on which the award of Blue Flag status is based are grouped together in four areas, dealing in general terms with water quality..

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Introduction to San Javier beaches
San Javier boasts both Mar Menor and Mediterranean beaches San Javier beaches San Javier has 2 totally distinct sections of beaches, one part being in Santiago de la Ribera, close to the main centre of San Javier town, all of which are Mar Menor beaches, and the other across the opposite side of the Mar Menor on the La Manga strip as it is commonly referred to by holidaymakers, or La Manga del Mar Menor as it is officially known, which..

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San Javier beaches: Playa de la Hita
A wild natural beach in front of the Camping Mar Menor The Camping Mar Menor is located close to the San Javier airport, and next to the Islas del Mar Menor natural conservation area. This is listed as a Specially Protected Area of Mediterranean Importance (SPAMI) and is on the border between Los Alcázares and Santiago de La Ribera. This unique ecosystem exists due to the special conditions and temperatures of the waters that form the Mar Menor..

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San Javier beaches: Playa de Barnuevo
Santiago de la Ribera beaches, Playa de Barnuevo San Javier has 2 totally distinct sections of beaches, one part being in Santiago de la Ribera, close to the main centre of San Javier town, all of which are Mar Menor beaches, and the other across the opposite side of the Mar Menor on the La Manga strip, at La Manga, which are a mixture of Mar Menor and Mediterranean beaches. Mar Menor beaches are enclosed within the protective circle of what..

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San Javier beaches: Playa El Pescador
Santiago de la Ribera beaches, Playa El Pescador San Javier has 2 totally distinct sections of beaches, one part being in Santiago de la Ribera, close to the main centre of San Javier town, all of which are Mar Menor beaches, and the other across the opposite side of the Mar Menor on the La Manga strip, at La Manga, which are a mixture of Mar Menor and Mediterranean beaches. Mar Menor beaches are enclosed within the protective circle of what..

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San Javier beaches: Playa de Colón
Santiago de la Ribera beaches, Playa de Colón A glorious 1 kilometre long, with soft sand, this is an important beach for those with an interest in watersports. San Javier has 2 totally distinct sections of beaches, one part being in Santiago de la Ribera, close to the main centre of San Javier town, all of which are Mar Menor beaches, and the other across the opposite side of the Mar Menor on the La Manga strip, at La Manga, which are a..

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San Javier beaches: Playa El Castillico
Santiago de la Ribera beaches, El Castillico San Javier has 2 totally distinct sections of beaches, one part being in Santiago de la Ribera, close to the main centre of San Javier town, all of which are Mar Menor beaches, and the other across the opposite side of the Mar Menor on the La Manga strip, at La Manga, which are a mixture of Mar Menor and Mediterranean beaches. Mar Menor beaches are enclosed within the protective circle of what..

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Playa del Atalayon, San Javier beaches.
Playas de Santiago de la Ribera, Playa del Atalayon. Although this section of the San Javier coastline is named Playa del Atalayon, there´s actually nothing here in the way of a beach, although this is a very important section of the San Javier leisure offering. This section of coastline is filled with sailing clubs, balnearios and embarcation points, the water rising higher against the explanada than at other sections of this coastline..

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Esculls de la Llana y Encañizadas San Javier La Manga Del Mar beaches
Esculls de la Llana y Encañizadas This is basically as far as it's possible to go on the La Manga Strip before the land disintegrates into a series of wetlands which ultimately meet the salinas or salt pans of San Pedro del Pinatar. This area is where development stops and what should have been a major leisure complex is still only semi-developed, but is an interesting area nontheless as this is the home of the Encañizadas, a form of..

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Playa Veneziola San Javier La Manga del Mar beaches
A 1.5km long beach at the far end of La Manga del Mar Menor Playa la Veneziola (Veneciola) This beach is almost at the far end of La Manga del Mar Menor, or the “La Manga Strip” as it is frequently referred to by holidaymakers and services the Veneziola Urbanisation between kilometres 18.6 and 16.4. This is a long, thin natural beach which is 1.5 kilometres long and only 10 metres wide on average, lying on the Mar Menor..

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Playa El Pudrimel San Javier La Manga del Mar beaches
A 1.5km long Mediterranean coastal beach with low density Playa El Pudrimel This beach is almost at the far end of La Manga del Mar Menor, or the “La Manga Strip” as it is frequently referred to by holidaymakers and services the Aldeas de Taray urbanisations between kilometres 17.2 and 16.3 This is a long natural beach which is 1.5 kilometres long and 18 metres wide on average, lying on the Mediterranean coastal..

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Playa Ensenada del Esparto, La Manga del Mar Menor beaches San Javier
A vast 2.6 kilometre long, low density beach between kilometres 16.3 and 13.9 of La Manga del Mar Menor Playa Ensenada del Esparto This is a vast semi-urban beach which runs down a fairly low density area of La Manga del Mar Menor at the far end of “La Manga Strip” as it is frequently referred to by holidaymakers and services the urbanisations between kilometres 16.3 and 13.9. It’s so huge that density can..

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Playa Chica San Javier La Manga del Mar beaches
1.8 kilometres of sandy beach on the Mar Menor coastline Playa Chica is a long, thin Mar Menor beach, located towards the far end of La Manga del Mar Menor or the “La Manga Strip” as it is frequently referred to by holidaymakers. It runs between km 16.4 down to 14.6 and although it’s 1.8 kilometres long, is only 10 metres wide, the result being that occupation is higher at the points near to the services..

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Playa Mistral San Javier La Manga del Mar beaches
A blue flag and Q for Quality beach Playa Mistral is one of the most important La Manga del Mar Menor beaches as it occupies a central position, in an area which is more densely populated. This beach is close to the Tomás Maestre sporting port and the ferry linking La Manga del Mar Menor to San Javier and Santiago de la Ribera, in an area with several large apartment developments and runs between kilometres 12.8 and 12.2. Playa Mistral..

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Playa Estacio San Javier La Manga del Mar beaches
Estacio beach is a 2.9km long Mediterranean coastal beach Playa Estacio is a 2,900 metre long semi-urban beach with an average width of 18 metres and fine, golden sand, typical of the vast beaches along the Mediterranean coastline of La Manga del Mar Menor. Occupancy is generally low to medium as this part of La Manga is long and thin, with lower urban density, although the beach is right next to the Tomás Maestre sporting port, from..

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Playa Matasgordas San Javier La Manga del Mar beaches
A 3.3km long Mar Menor beach Playa Matagordas is a long, thin Mar Menor beach which runs for a distance of 3.3 kilometres between kilometres 12.2 and 8.9 of La Manga del Mar Menor. In this section the road runs very close to the Mar Menor coastline as the Mediterranean beaches on the Mediterranean side of the strip are wider, and the strip of land itself is very narrow. Building is fairly dense, so the beach undulates in and out, disappearing..

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Playa El Arenal San Javier La Manga del Mar beaches
1.8 kilometres of broad, sandy Mediterranean beach Playa El Arenal is a vast Mediterranean coastal beach, offering 1.8 kilometres of unbroken sand, and averaging 18 metres in width. It runs between kilometres 10 and 7.9 of La Manga del Mar Menor, in an area where the land has widened out sufficiently to permit the construction of substantial blocks of residential apartments on both sides, although mainly on the Mar Menor side of the coast..

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Playa Las Antillas San Javier La Manga del Mar beaches
A 450 metre long Mar Menor beach about just under half way along La Manga Playa las Antillas is a Mar Menor beach located within a curving bay between two rocky points which form the Punto Pedruchillo. This area lies between kilometres 8.9 and 8.5 of La Manga del Mar Menor and is heavily developed, with apartment blocks on both sides of the Gran Via which runs the length of the strip. The beach itself is 450 metres long and averages 10..

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Playa El Pedruchillo San Javier La Manga del Mar beaches
A blue flag beach on the Mar Menor coast The Playa El Pedruchillo occupies a sweeping curve just below the Punto de Pedruchillo, a rocky outcrop opposite the Isla Grosa, about half way along La Manga del Menor between kilometre 8 and 8.5. This is a Mar Menor beach, and has natural, soft sand, and good facilities. It’s half a kilometre long and 10 metres wide, but is classified as a high occupancy beach during the summer months..

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Playa El Pedrucho San Javier La Manga del Mar beaches
Three kilometres of open, sandy Mediterranean beach Playa Pedrucho is a vast Mediterranean coastal beach, offering 3 kilometres of unbroken sand, and averaging 18 metres in width. It runs between kilometres 4.9 and 7.9 of La Manga del Mar Menor, in an area where the land has widened out sufficiently to permit the construction of substantial blocks of residential apartments on both sides, with the Gran Vía running up the centre of the..

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Playa de Poniente San Javier La Manga del Mar beaches
Playa de Poniente is a long Mar Menor beach, stretching for 900 metres and averaging 10 metres in width. It runs between kilometres 7.2 and 8.1 of La Manga del Mar Menor, in an area where the land has widened out sufficiently to permit the construction of substantial blocks of residential apartments on both sides, with the Gran Vía running up the centre of the land. The beach is fine and sandy, and this is a high occupancy urban beach due..

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Playa El Galán San Javier La Manga del Mar beaches
Playa de Galán is a long Mar Menor beach, stretching for 700 metres and averaging 10 metres in width. It runs between kilometres 7.2 and 6.5 of La Manga del Mar Menor, in a heavily built area of La Manga del Mar Menor with construction on both sides, and the Gran Vía running up the centre of the land. The beach is fine and sandy with a fine view of the Isla Grosa, and this is a medium occupancy urban beach due to the amount or urban development..

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Playa Lebeche San Javier La Manga del Mar beaches
Playa Lebeche is a 1700 metre long Mar Menor beach with soft golden sand Playa Lebeche is one of a series of narrow beaches fringing the central area of La Manga del Mar Menor on the Mar Menor side and runs for 1700 meters between kilometres 5 and 6.5 . As is typical of many of the Mar Menor beaches in this section of the La Manga Strip (as it’s often referred to by foreign holidaymakers,) it’s narrow at only 10 metres..

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Playa Banco del Tabal San Javier La Manga del Mar
Playa Banco del Tabal is a 1400 metre long Mediterranean coastal beach with soft golden sand Playa Banco del Tabal is one of a series of glorious wide, open Mediterranean beaches which run down the Mediterranean coastal side of La Manga del Mar Menor, is 1400 meters long and 15 metres wide. Banco del Tabal beach is close to the beginning of this long strip of land enclosing the Mar Menor and lies between kilometres 3.5 and 4.9, servicing..

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Playa Alíseos San Javier La Manga del Mar beaches
Playa Alíseos is a long Mar Menor beach, stretching for 800 metres and averaging 10 metres in width Playa Alíseos runs between kilometres 4.2 and 5 of La Manga del Mar Menor, in a heavily built area with construction on both sides, and the Gran Vía running up the centre of the land. The sand is coarse, and this is a medium occupancy beach due to the amount or urban development in this area of La Manga. Services and facilities include..

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Playa La Isla San Javier La Manga del Mar Beaches
A half kilometre long Mar Menor beach Playa La Isla runs for half a kilometre along the internal coastline of the Mar Menor and is the last beach under the jurisdiction of the San Javier municipality before an invisible line is crossed and the beaches belong to Cartagena. It runs between kilometres 3.7 to 4.2 of La Manga del Mar Menor, in a heavily developed area, with the Gran Vía running up the centre of the land. The beach has coarse..

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