Marbella’s Funny Beach closed over go-karting violation

The gates to the iconic beach resort have been locked almost 25 years after first opening

LAST UPDATED: 12 Aug, 2015 @ 17:14
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CLOSED: Funny Beach
CLOSED: Funny Beach

FUNNY Beach in Marbella has been shut down by police.

The gates to the iconic beach resort have been locked almost 25 years after first opening, following a go-karting licence violation.

Marbella town hall claim owner Horacio Helmann violated the terms of his planning permission by operating a go-karting track on the land.

However, Helmann is ‘outraged’ at the decision and claims that the karting arena was always part of the agreed planning permit.

“My business has always been to include a karting track,” he said.

“It is also certified by the Federation Karts and has always been part of the agreed deal.”

More than 100 disappointed children were today turned away from the gates, Helmann added.

“In the height of summer this is very harsh, they have treated me like a criminal which is totally unfair,” he said.



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