The Mar Menor is the most important salty lagoon in Europe with 180 square kilometers of surface. Connected by four channels with the Mediterranean Sea, it has natural spaces such as the Regional Park of the Salinas and Arenales de San Pedro or the Salinas de Marchamalo.
We stayed at a campsite that has recently reopened called Camping Mar Menor. http://campingmarmenor.com/?lang=en The campsite was terrific value for money at only 10 euros per night including electric. The pitches are a good size too. There is an a la carte restaurant on site that looks fantastic and would be the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.
The campsite is located right next to San Javier Airport which is now only a military airport and the home to the Patrulla Aguilla which are the Spanish equivalent of the Red Arrows. We thoroughly enjoyed watching them practice, after all there is nothing like a free air show.
The campsite is located on a shingle beach and after a walk along the boardwalk we came out on the seaside promenade at Los Narejos.
Lily enjoyed a good run on the beach and we enjoyed a couple of beers at one of the bars.
We had a really nice few days and there is certainly lots more left for us to explore in the future in this area.