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Orihuela introduces a pioneering camera system to control the occupancy on...

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The councilor for Modernization, Sabina-Goretti Galindo, together with the councillors for the beaches and emergencies, were at the Orihuela Costa town hall on Tuesday...

RED FLAG ALERT – Policia impose fines to swimmers at La Mata

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By Andrew Atkinson Local Policia have imposed fines to swimmers who entered the sea at La Mata - despite the flying of a red flag. Following...

POLICE CLOSE HORADADA BEACHES TO NEW BATHERS AFTER CAPACITY EXCEEDED

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The Beaches of Jesuitas, El Conde and Higuericas de Pilar de la Horadada were closed to new arrivals on Saturday after bathers exceeded...

No pre booked plots for Orihuela Beaches

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Orihuela says that it will control its 11 beaches with cameras, without plots or time slots The municipality will rely exclusively on the...

Costa Blanca awarded 73 ‘Blue Flags’, two more than last year

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Spain has been awarded a total of 688 'Blue Flags' (589 beaches, 98 marinas and five tourist boats) that will fly from June on...

Councillor for beaches requests the extension of Quality Q Flags.

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The Councillor for Beaches, Ramón López, has sent a letter to the Provincial Coastal Service in Alicante to request an exemption from paying the...

Street and beach cleaning intensifies on Orihuela Costa

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In announcing details of a new cleaning contract costing over € 532,000 the Councillor for Street Cleaning and RSU, Dámaso Aparicio, said on Thursday,...

Orihuela re-opens its beaches for walking

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On Friday, May 15, the Department of Playas de Orihuela has opened 5 of its beaches for walking, within the permitted hours, for those...

Three access points to beach for Pilar’s athletes

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Pilar de la Horadada council, has identified three access routes to the sea, so that professional athletes, high-level qualified athletes, and other federated athletes...

Consell to regulate capacity of beaches with a mobile application

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Tourism has established a scientific and technical committee that will address different proposals regarding beach occupation and safety. With the rate of coronavirus contagions...

Torrevieja beaches get ready to welcome Easter crowds

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Torrevieja’s councillor of Beaches, Antonio Vidal, has said last week that all of the damage and restoration work necessary, following the damage caused by...

Taking care of the local environment

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More than fifty volunteers accompanied councillors in Playa Flamenca last week where they gathered to pick up plastics and light packaging from the beach...

The leaning tower of Guardamar

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The mayor of Guardamar del Segura, José Luis Saez, has confirmed that he has reported the dangerous state of the rescue tower at la...

Guardamar awards contract for Lifeguard service

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The City Council of Guardamar del Segura has awarded Cruz Roja, the Red Cross, the rescue, first aid, and lifeguard service on its beaches...

Buzzing Around the Environment

Although the occasional rains of summer may have been a brief but welcome break to the continual hot and dry spells of previous years, the rain has brought an unpleasant legacy along with it. The extra rain through August has added water to the ground, feeding plants and animals, it has added to the dwindling …

Buzzing Around the Environment

Although the occasional rains of summer may have been a brief but welcome break to the continual hot and dry spells of previous years, the rain has brought an unpleasant legacy along with it. The extra rain through August has added water to the ground, feeding plants and animals, it has added to the dwindling …

Buzzing Around the Environment

Although the occasional rains of summer may have been a brief but welcome break to the continual hot and dry spells of previous years, the rain has brought an unpleasant legacy along with it. The extra rain through August has added water to the ground, feeding plants and animals, it has added to the dwindling …

Province spend € 21,000 a year on unused lifeguard towers

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There are 31 lifeguard watchtowers in the province, which, with the exception of the 4 that are located in Alicante, remain completely unused. They are...

Bites to two children in Elche were not by a shark...

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Authorities have confirmed that the bites to two children which caused three beaches to be closed were not by a shark. Three Elche beaches were...

Beach Handball Returns to La Zenia

La Zenia beach will be taken over by a major sporting competition next month, as the beach handball competition, ‘Arena 1000 Playas de Orihuela’, takes place. The event will run between the 5th and 7th of July on playa Cala Bosque in La Zenia in Orihuela. According to the councillor who launched the event this …

Cleaning the Sea

The Habaneras shopping centre in Torrevieja has launched a poignant display, coinciding with World Environment Day, of a shark ingesting plastic litter. Using the hashtag #YoSoyTorrevieja, the campaign aims at raising awareness of waste, particularly plastic, and the harm it does to the marine environment. The Habaneras shark is made from wire mesh and is …

Surfing Torrevieja

Torrevieja´s councillor for beaches, Javier Manzanares, has begun the process of amending the municipal ordinance to allow surfing in an area of the town. An area of the beach at La Mata is destined to be allocated as a surfing zone following an agreement reached with local surfers and the surf school. The location is …

Over 40 sand trucks needed to repair Torrevieja beaches

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Torrevieja council has used 600 cubic metres of sand to restore normality on it’s main beaches following the torrential rain on Saturday that washed...

7 day lifeguard service on Torrevieja beaches

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Javier Manzanares, the councillor responsible for Torrevieja’s beaches, said he was delighted that the council was now able to introduce a lifeguard service seven...

Lifeguards at weekends on Orihuela Costa beaches

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On Tuesday the councillor for Beaches, Luisa Boné, held a press conference at which she detailed the local situation regarding Portuguese man o’ war...

Orihuela Costa and Pilar de la Horadada close beaches

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The dangerous Portuguese man o’ war jellyfish has now spread south from the southern stretch of the La Mata beaches across Torrevieja, Orihuela Costa...

Orihuela Costa beaches spruced up for Easter

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In a statement issued by Luisa Boné "The Department of Beaches has been working hard to ensure that they will have all the services...

BEACH SHOWER UNIT FOR PEOPLE WITH REDUCED MOBILITY

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The Councillor for Beaches, Javier Manzanares, demonstrated a shower unit on Thursday that allows people with reduced mobility to wash themselves after spending a...

PORTABLE ASHTRAYS FOR TORREVIEJA BEACH USERS

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Following posts on tripadvisor that some of the beaches are littered with cigarette ends Torrevieja Council is distributing 3,000 portable ashtrays to be used...

BEACH REPAIRS ATTRACT INVESTMENT OF 16.5 MILLION EUROS

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment has launched the 2017 Coastal Plan, with an investment of 16.5 million euros, to repair...