Thursday 4th August 2022 · Mike Smith
Source: GVA Turisme
Turisme Comunitat Valenciana has installed 12 accessible bathing areas on selected beaches of the Valencian Community which will be in operation throughout the summer season, a regional government investment of some 108,000 euros.
They have been installed in the municipalities of Benicarló, Oropesa del Mar, Benicasim, Chilches, La Pobla de Farnals, Cullera, Dénia, Villajoyosa, Alicante, Santa Pola, Torrevieja and Pilar de la Horadada. The triangular metal structures in stainless steel are embedded in the beach area with an average water height of 0.50 metres. In addition, they have an upper canvas awning that protects the people who are sitting on the seats from the sun’s rays.
This metallic structure is accompanied by a corridor with railings that facilitates access to the area itself and to the swimming channels that accompany the structure for people with reduced mobility. In addition, this entire area is marked off with buoys for the protection of users.
The Regional Secretary for Tourism, Francesc Colomer, highlighted the involvement of the Generalitat Valenciana in the accessibility of the beaches of the region, so that everyone can enjoy the beach, while stressing that these infrastructures have been designed to make that bathing experience more comfortable and inclusive.