Parasol controversy in battle for space on Almuñecar beaches

ALTHOUGH Almuñecar Council had announced a ban on leaving belongings to reserve good beach spots, on the first weekend in August nothing appeared to have changed on the town’s coast.

By 9am, the first rows of parasols and awnings had already sprung up while owners then went off for breakfast or a few more hours of sleep, and none of the promised signs to enforce the ban could be seen.

“We all have the same right to use the beach, if they don’t want tourists to take the best spots they should get up earlier. Plus we bring income to the area,” said Pepe Corona, a Granada man setting up his parasol.

“If someone takes it away I’ll just go and get another one, I have five more,” he said.

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