La Manga, or La Manga del Mar Menor is a seaside spit in the Region of Murcia, Spain. The La Manga strip is 22 km long and 100 metres wide, separating the Mediterranean Sea from the Mar Menor lagoon, from Cabo de Palos to the Punta del Mojón.
It is a unique natural strip of land which is 22 km in length with an average width of 300m. The strip separates the Mediterranean Sea from the Mar Menor (the Little Sea), which is Europe's largest salt water lagoon with a surface area of 170 km sq, and a maximum depth of 8m. The 73 km of coastline contains various volcanic islets and islands and is considered to be the World's largest swimming pool, due to its calm and warm waters which are rich in salts and iodine, maintaining a temperature that is never lower than 18 degrees.
The average annual weather temperature is 17 degrees and the average for the months of June, July, August and September is above 21 degrees with over 320 days and 3000 hours of sunshine a year. Winters are very mild with the average temperature of the coldest months not falling below 10 degrees.
Sandy beaches run the length of the Strip both sides on the Mar Menor and the Mediterranean. The water is safe for the children and older people alike.
There are any other places to visit including Los Alcazares, San Pedro de Pinatar, El Algar, La Union, Los Belones, Santiago de la Riberia and San Javier. Some of which have nice beaches or other interesting places to explore.
In the area you can find many areas of conservation including Calblanque Regional Park
All along the Strip on both sides, there are beautiful beaches with white sands, rocky outcrops, marinas and plenty of water sport schools. A great selection of bars, cafes, restaurants, hotels and tourist shops amongst other facilities line the road. There is an impressive marina, called the Tomas Maestre Marina where you can sit and admire the boats, as well as a couple of boat trip options across the Mar Menor or out to the Mediterranean Sea.
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