The Mar Menor (little sea) is the inland sea separated from the Mediterranean by La Manga (the sleeve) del Mar Menor, or what is better known as the La Manga strip.
La Manga Spain
The La Manga Peninsular is a narrow split of land over 28 kms long and stretches from the fishing village of Cabo de Palos to the salt flats of San Pedro del Pinatar. It is located just 40 miles by road from San Javier airport in Murcia. Only one road takes you along the strip which, although very busy in July and August can seem almost deserted after these times.
Both sides of the La Manga strip have something to offer. The Mediterranean side with its magnificent sandy beaches and the Mar Menor with its warm, shallow waters that are ideal for children. During the summer months there are various water sports available at many different locations along the strip including windsurfing, water-skiing, jet skiing, sailing and pedalos. Also nearby is the world famous La Manga Club resort where you can indulge in a multitude of sporting activities, the most popular being golf, followed by tennis.