This wooded paradise, lined by streams that relive with the spring rains, inhabited by various animal species, was a shelter for human beings thousands of years ago. Caves and holes were used as shelter in the Paleolithic Era; afterwards, when they learned to plant and tame animals, they settled in the lowest hills that line Sierra de Espuña. From there they observed the fertile valleys where they grew their food and grazed their cattle. With the Muslim invasion, the region became border land. Over these settlements the Arabs founded cities and built fortresses. Time passed by and in the Reconquista, the men intensified the agriculture and livestock and they took advantage of the rich forests of the Sierra, using wood for cooking and other things. Thus, a huge and savage exploitation of the forest commenced. It ended in the second half of the 19th century, when they had almost killed all of the great pine and oak trees of the Sierra de Espuña. The region had become a sterile desert.
In 1891, Ricardo Codorniú, an engineer with an incredible vision of the future planted 5000 hectares of forest and thicket. Dozens of workers opened paths a cross the Sierra, built dikes to have water for irrigation and they planted thousands of future trees. Almost a century has passed. Today, under the coolness of the immense pine trees, it is difficult to believe that this land was practically dead. The Sierra de Espuña is now full of life, like a great green tree, thanks to one man.
Although it is a pebble beach, the water is unbeatable. It is ideal for children and is referred to as a children's beach. Access is excellent and close to the highway, restaurants, hotel and beach bar.
The Bay Beach is a bustling urban beach with a surface of fine golden sand and calm waters. Its length is 190 m and its width is 21 m. Facilities include a kiosk, restaurants and various accommodation options. It offers showers and has recyling facilities and parking. There are various rental facilities and a marina, the de Mazarron.
It is a lovely and big beach in a natural environment, in a protected area. The sand has a lovely golden color, the water is calm, clear, and has the perfect temperature. Being a natural beach, it does not have many amenities, but is a place to go to enjoy the tranquility of nature with the sand, ocean, and greenery.
Bad Stone Beach, in the town of Mazarrón, has magnificent panoramic views of the coast of Murcia. It has a length of over one hundred feet long and a width of fifty feet. With few buildings and its coarse gray sand, it is one of the few beaches that retains its natural charm. The water is magnificent.