The Expat in Mazarrón YouTube channel is run by Shaun and is all about living on Camposol, places of interest, property, going out walking and many more things about Spain. Shaun has also set up a group called Camposol Explorers which is about going out exploring once a month in the Murcia Region and beyond.
Unfortunately, due an imminent hip operation outings are postponed until later this year. In the meantime, Shaun will be posting some interesting locations, not far from Camposol that you can visit.
About a 35 minute drive from Camposol, passing through Puerto de Mazarrón and Isla Plana, La Azohia, is a small fishing village. The first thing you will see as you drive into the village is the local police station. It’s a temporary location, but has been painted with the scenery of the village and the watch tower.
Driving along the beach road, you will see many places to park off-road to sit on the beach, or if feeling hungry, visit one of the many restaurants, some of which are on the beach. Most of the beaches are stony, but there are some areas where it’s sandy. This area is great for water sports and scuba diving.
As you drive along the beach road, you can see the Watch Tower of Santa Elena. Built in the 15th Century, it was one of many watch towers built along the coast (Puerto de Mazarrón, Bolnuevo, Aguilas) for protection from North African pirates. You can walk up to the tower where information boards telling the history and you get some amazing views looking down on the village of La Azohia.
In the heart of the village, you have the local church and the jetty and if you are lucky, you might see the fishing boats unloading tuna into crates. This is also where the scuba diving schools catch their boats to go out exploring the coves along the coast. You will also notice information boards on the walls telling the history of the fisherman and the fish they catch. This is also where the big guns came in to be unloaded and then taken up to Bateria de Castillitos (The Guns of Cartagena). This area is well worth a visit, with so much to see.
Next month, Shaun will talk about another interesting place not far from Camposol.
For more information about Camposol Explorers, check out Shaun’s YouTube channel or join his Facebook group Expat in Mazarrón for information and places to up explore.