Javier Manzanares, Torrevieja’s Councillor for Beaches, said that plans have now been agreed to improve access on a number of local beaches with concrete walkways for the disabled.
The beaches in question, Los Náufragos, Los Locos and El Cura Will see the installation of non slip concrete blocks, each weighing between 400 and 750kgs, that will connect the beach entrance, stretching a metre into the sea at the three locations.
Manzanares said that the City of Torrevieja wants to make it’s beachfront facilities accessible to all residents, including the infirm and those with disabilities, and the introduction of the new concrete walkways will enable the entry of those people who use either Wheelchairs or walkers.
He said that as an added safety factor the walkways will be installed adjacent to the monitoring stations. They will be wide enough to allow both the entry and the exit of the swimmers and on the final few metres leading into the sea they will each have railings to enable those with reduced mobility to get into the water with additional support if necessary. As such, it is planned that they will be cater for both wheelchairs and amphibious chairs under the direct supervision of the lifeguards.
The new promenades will be installed by the end of the year and will be operational for the start of the bathing season next Easter.
The Los Locos cwalkway will have a length of 33 meters, El Cura will be 37 meters long and the promenade at Los Náufragos will extend 78 meters.