Tag Archives: beach

Benidorm. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Bathers bitten by unknown fish

An unknown fish is biting bathers on the Playa Levante beach in Benidorm. Currently it is not known what kind of fish is causing bites. There are reports of about 30…


Shark in Fuengirola identified

Last weekend the beaches of Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol were closed for 5 hours after a shark had been spotted near the beach. The shark has now been identified….


Avoid drowning

The beach season is here and with it comes the drowning accidents. Unfortunately most often them happen due to stupidity. El Altet Today a 47 year old Romanian man drowned on the…


Jellyfish in the Mediterranean

Experts are warning of an increased presence of jellyfish along the coast of the Mediterranean this summer. Some information and what you can do about it. Professor Josep Maria Gili from Barcelona’s Marine Research…


Disobedient bathers fined

Now that summer is approaching, the police is increasing the patrolling of the beaches. Several municipalities have introduced strict fines for all sorts of offenses. One of the municipalities is Guardamar…


Cleaner beaches in Europe

According to a new report from the EU, the water quality of bathing water in European beaches has improved in most of the 21,000 beaches that have been checked. Each…

La Playa de Santa María del Mar, Cádiz. Photo: Daphne Chui.

Nudism prohibited

A seven-year long battle in various courts between the Spanish Naturist Association and Cadiz Municipality has now been settled by the Supreme Court. There is now a ban on nude bathing in…


More quality beaches in Spain

Spain increases its leading position in terms of the quality of beaches. This year there are 9 more beaches that have received the quality label Blue flag. About Blue Flag…

The Flying lifesaver SalvaDron.

Torrevieja is increasing the security

It will be safer on two of the beaches of Torrevieja through a Spanish pioneer project with drones that can both monitor, communicate and come to the rescue of distressed swimmers….


Popular beach club heavily penalized

Violation of building regulations is being punished by a fine of 178,500 euros. Additionally the beach bar is being threatened by yet more sanctions from the coastal authorities. The popular beach bar…