SAN PEDRO DEL PINATAR
Alicante – 78.20km – 0h 49 min
Murcia (San Javier) – 12.70km – 0 h 12 min
San Pedro del Pinatar is located on the Mar Menor, the natural lagoon created by the La Manga strip, on the Mediterranean Costa Cálida, at the northern border of Murcia with Alicante.
There are some absolutely fantastic beaches in and around the town of San Pedro del Pinatar. Drive out to the dunes of “Playa de la Torre Derribada” and “Llana” beach, where there is a sports harbor and a restaurant, along with ample parking. The town itself has excellent sports facilities including tennis and paddle or hire a bike and enjoy the local scenery along the flat quiet roads. Villamartin and Campoamor golf courses are only a 30-minute drive away along with La Manga Club which is slightly further.
The town is also home to “Las Salinas y Arenales de San Pedro” (The Salt Lakes and Sand Dunes of San Pedro), a protected natural reserve to the north of the Mar Menor. It is a popular tourist destination as the salt lakes are visited every year by the African Flamingos, which can be seen with their bright pink feathers from miles away. “Las Salinas” has a pleasant footpath all the way along ending in a couple of local Marinas offering a choice of bars and restaurants.
San Pedro has a weekly market every Monday offering fresh produce and many handmade items. The area also is nearby to “Dos Mares Shopping Center”, only a 10-minute drive away.