Design Inspiration: Calblanque, Murcia

Calblanque, Murcia beach landscape

The sun is blazing down as the car stumbles along the track, winding round and round. It feels like we're going up a mountain rather than down to the coast. Passing the odd brave cyclists - they must be athletes in training. Eventually we reach our destination - and it's stunning.

The Parque Regional de Calblanque is on Spain's Costa Cálida and is a protected area. It's set against a backdrop of mountains and coves, salt lakes and dunes. With few facilities, it really feels unspoilt. Playa de Calblanque, with its dark golden sand and rougher waters of the sea, makes for a beautiful spot to spend an afternoon.