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Mar Menor (Murcia)

Mar Menor (Murcia)

Characteristics

Description

Mar Menor is a salty lagoon, in the south-east of the autonomous community of Murcia, in Spain, separated from the Mediterranean sea by La Manga, a sandbar 22km in length and with a width ranging from 100 to 1200 m.

With a surface area of nearly 170km², a coastal length of 70km, and warm and clear water no more than 7 m in depth, it is "the largest swimming pool in the world".Several small yacht harbors are situated within this lagoon.
The northern end is a natural park.The average draft is 5m.

The entrance is through the port of Tomas Maestre (marina). It was not until the opening of a bridge (pairs every two hours during one quarter of an hour) into the Mar Menor.
16/05/2012
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Jojo
La Mar Menor est une lagune, au sud-est de la région de Murcie, séparée de la mer Méditerranée par un cordon littoral appelé La Manga de 21 km de long et d'une largeur variable de 100 à 1200 mètres.Avec près de 170 km² de surface et 70 km de côtes, une eau salée assez sombre mais chaude qui ne dépasse pas 7 m de profondeur, c'est « la plus grande piscine du monde ».
Sa partie nord est un parc naturel.Le tirant d’eau moyen est de 5m. L’entrée se fait par le port de Tomas Maestre (marina). Il faut attendre l’ouverture d’un pont (toutes les deux heures paires pendant 1/4 d’heure) pour pénétrer dans la Mar Menor.
16/05/2012
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Jojo
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Sites around Mar Menor (Murcia)
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Islas Hormigas (Cabo de Palos-Murcia)

Hormigas islands located in the region of Murcia, 2MN and a half from the coast.
Las Hormigas, formed by a chain of islets and rocky shoals, extends up to 3 miles NE of Cabo de Palos.

Islas Hormiga, the largest islet of this chain, lies 2.3 miles NE of the ...
7 Jun 19

Puerto Los Alcazares (Murcie)

Port formed by two wharfs in the shape of "L", one from the beach and the second from the previous. The entrance is about 20 m wide.T. 968.574.316F. 968.575.129282 b. (<15 m)
17 May 12

Club Nautico de Los Urrutias (Murcie)

This yacht club forms an island 100 meters from the beach, S Los Urrutias town and SW Mar Menor. A bridge connects it to the mainland.
It has an hexagonal shape that provides a protected lagoon inside.

T. 968 134438
F. 968 134438
Mail: informacion@clubregatasmarmenor.com 280 ...
17 May 12

Puerto Tomas Maestre (Murcia)

S of the Manga, strip of sand 22km long and 100-800 m wide, is the Port Tomas Maestre, along the Mar Menor.

Access to the marina from the Mediterranean, is through a channel of 1, 5 m with swing bridge (pairs every two hours during one quarter of an hour), which joins the sea ...
7 Jun 19

Isla Grosa-Isolete El Farallon

Isla Grosa, 95m high, lies 1.5 miles offshore, 3.7 miles NNE of Punta de Calnegre. This island is high, steep-sided, and flat-topped. A light is shown from a structure standing on the summit.

Anchorage, sheltered from E winds, can be obtained by vessels with local knowledge, ...
7 Jun 19

Puerto Los Nietos (Murcie)

Located in Los Nietos hamlet,  at 0.9 NM from Islas Menores marina, Los Nietos harbor is protected by a seawall and connected to the mainland by a bridge.
Mail: administracion@cnlosnietos.comT. 968 133 300Fax. 968 133 640Mail: administracion@cnlosnietos.com450 ...
16 May 12

Punta del Estacio (Murcie)

Punta del Estacio is located 7 miles NNW of Cabo de Palos. It is formed by the low and rocky SE extremity of a small peninsular which projects from the coast.
A light is shown from a tower, 29m high, standing on the point.

A coast guard hut and several other buildings are ...
18 May 12

Lo Pagan marina (Murcie)

Located N Mar menor, the access is via a beaconed channel with about 2,20 m depth.
Lo Paganis famous for medicinal mud baths and for saline of the Natural park of San Pedro.Tel: +34 968 186969Email: info@clubnauticolopagan.com357 b. (<14 m), 20 visit.
17 May 12

Islas Menores marina (Murcie)

Located at Punta de los Barracones, very close to the Mar de Cristal Marina.100 b. (<2 m)Mail: cnim@telefonica.net T. 968.133.344
16 May 12

Mar de Cristal marina (Murcie)

Located between Islas Minore and the reththee residential area of ​​the Crystal Sea, the marina is well protected, to the extreme N of the lagoon.
Mail: mardecristal@convasa.com
T. 968,133,428
121 pl.
Depth max: 7 m
16 May 12

Puerto Dos Mares (Murcie)

Located in Las Palmeras bay, in front of Ciervo island, this harbour is connected at it by an isthmus. T. 968 140 117F. 968 140 117M.5 club2mares@yahoo.es270 pl. (<17 m)Caution the harbour has'nt marking at night, so it should be avoided boarding.
16 May 12

Punta Calnegre ou De La Raja (Murcie)

Punta de Calnegre (or De La Raja),  a rocky point partly covered with sand, is located 2.3 miles NW of Cabo de Palos. A rocky hillock, 43m high, stands close W of it.
Two marine farms, best seen on the chart, are located E of the point.
18 May 12
Local Area

Golfo de Vera (Murcia-Costa Calida)

From the "Mesa de Roldan" and to Cape Tinoso, the coast has a curvature called wide open Gulf of Vera.
The Murcia Region is an autonomous community of Spain located in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula. It is surrounded by the Autonomous Community of Valencia (Alicante), the ...
15 May 12

Espagne Est - East Spain

At S and E, Spain is bordered by the Mediterranean sea, except for a small land boundary with the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.The boundary between Spain and France lies in the vicinity of Punta Falco, which is located 1 mile NE of PortBou. In the Mediterranean ...
14 May 12

Méditerranée - Mediterranean

La Méditerranée est reliée à l'océan Atlantique par le détroit de Gibraltar à l'ouest, à la mer de Marmara et à la mer Noire par les Dardanelles et le Bosphore à l'est. Le canal de Suez au sud-est relie la Méditerranée à la mer Rouge.
Îles méditerranéennesLes principales ...
13 Mar 15

Islas Hormigas (Cabo de Palos-Murcia)

Hormigas islands located in the region of Murcia, 2MN and a half from the coast.
Las Hormigas, formed by a chain of islets and rocky shoals, extends up to 3 miles NE of Cabo de Palos.

Islas Hormiga, the largest islet of this chain, lies 2.3 miles NE of the ...
7 Jun 19
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