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House demolished near nudist beaches to make way for coastal naturalisation project on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDAMAR Council has demolished a sea front house to help in  the regeneration of its beaches and dunes. Positioned between the Babilonia and Vivers beaches,...

Swimmers back in waters of popular Costa Blanca beaches after shark scare in Spain

THREE Costa Blanca beaches were reopened for swimmers this Monday(October 4) after a police diver spotted a shark on Saturday. A Policia Nacional officer was...

All of Spain’s Malaga, except Costa del Sol, drops to COVID-19 Alert Level 1—which sees coronavirus control measures eased...

THE whole province of Malaga, except the Costa del Sol health district, has been given the green light to transition to COVID-19 Alert Level...

Beaches will be closed overnight in town on Spain’s Costa Blanca due to young Alicante visitors holding illegal parties

EL Campello is to shut its beaches at night because youngsters are coming in from Alicante to stage illegal parties. The council will impose a...

Drones fly in to monitor crowding on beaches in Spain’s Catalunya as Covid-19 infections soar

As crowds head to the beach to escape the summer sun, authorities in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalunya are trialling the use of...

Volunteers wanted to guard rare turtle eggs on beach in Spain

AS summer jobs go, this doesn’t get much easier: two hours per day,  watching a patch of sand on a Spanish beach - in...

Smoking bans in place in almost 100 beaches and swimming pools across Spain’s Andalucia

ALMOST 100 Andalucian beaches and municipal swimming pools will be smoke-free this summer. The Junta’s 'Smoke-free beaches' initiative, launched last year in 21 Andalucian beaches,...

Benidorm beaches to cut sunbed numbers to maintain COVID safety on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SUNBED numbers on Benidorm's beaches will be restricted to half the normal number to keep areas 'safe'. Benidorm mayor, Toni Perez, is to propose that...

Beach employment given to out-of-work young throughout summer on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA is offering support work and other employment this summer for local unemployed young people. In all, two dozen people are being given the...

San Juan bonfire ban on beaches throughout Spain’s Costa Blanca

TRADITIONAL San Juan festivities on all Costa Blanca beaches have been suspended for the second year, thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic. The municipalities of Alicante...

Benidorm beaches get new seaside team to keep visitors COVID-safe on the Costa Blanca in Spain

BENIDORM has unveiled its team of 58 'beach assistants' who will help keep the resort's beaches COVID-safe until mid-September. Unemployed people aged under 30 will...

Valencia’s municipality with the most – Orihuela collects 13 Blue Flags for its beaches on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA collected its 13 Blue Flags from the Valencian government this week, making it the municipality with the most awards for its beaches...

Lifeguard service and improved facilities resume in time for high season on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA beaches will have their lifeguard and rescue services resume this Saturday, June 5, just in time for the pending summer season. With lockdown...

BATHING: How clean is the sea water off Andalucia’s beaches?

THOSE heading to the beach in Andalucia this summer will be relieved to know that bathing water quality is at adequate levels, according to...

STUB IT OUT! Calls for nationwide ban on cigarette smoking at Spain’s beaches

283,000 people have signed a petition calling for a smoking ban on all of Spain's beaches. Environment minister, Teresa Ribera, received the petition organised by...

Spain’s Andalucia achieves all-time record for number of blue flags awarded this year

ANDALUCIA has been awarded 137 prestigious Blue Flags, breaking it’s previous record by gaining 18 more flags than last year. In a massive and much...

WHAT A MESS: Plastic invades the beaches of Spain’s Valencia region

Other common objects include cigarette ends, construction materials, cotton earbuds, crisp packets and bottles.

FACE MASKS: What you need to know about Spain’s new proposals for beach, pools and waterparks

NEW proposals over wearing masks on beaches are being discussed today (April 7) between the Health Ministry and Spain's 17 regions. A mandate was announced...

‘Smart Cameras’ return to make beaches Covid safe in Easter Week on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA CITY Council has announced that it’s 11 beaches will be safe and ready for this coming Easter weekend. Luisa Boné, the local Councillor for...

Beaches popular with expats to open with lifeguards over Easter on Spain’s Orihuela Costa

ORIHUELA COSTA beaches will be open over Easter Week, with lifeguard and surveillance services in operation at all 11 sites. With the arrival of Holy...

Council to spend over €9,000 a day controlling beach access for next two years on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA has approved a contract worth nearly two million euros for access to its beaches to be controlled until the end of 2022. The Ordinary...

TOP MARKS: Up to 45 stretches of coastline in the Valencian Community classed as having ‘exceptional environmental value’

UP to 45 beaches throughout the Valencian Community have been granted top marks in a new environmental study by the regional government. The autonomous community’s...

SAVE OUR COAST: Spanish ministry announces urgent project to regenerate the shoreline off Valencia’s Cullera

CULLERA (Valencia Province) will recover the historic sand dunes that dotted its shores more than 60 years ago in a bid to prevent coastal...

Tourists recognised for contribution towards ‘positive’ results after summer season closes on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA Council closed the 2020 Summer Season this week and looked back over a very challenging time. The Councillor for Beaches, Ramon Lopez, joined with...

130,000 TONNES of rubbish removed from Malaga beaches this summer – 40% LESS than last year, while lifeguard interventions...

MALAGA beaches close the 2020 summer season with 3,884 lifeguard interventions compared to 2,976 in 2019. The Mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, accompanied...

Will I get fined for smoking on the beach in Spain’s Andalucia?

A whooping €600,000 fine can be issued in cases where authorities consider that the health of more than one hundred people has been jeopardised

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