WATCH: Vision of possible beach future in new coronavirus normality on Spain’s Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol

A LOCAL council in Galicia offers a vision of what could be the future for beaches on Spain’s Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca in the new coronavirus reality.

A video posted on the Sanxenxo Council Facebook page reveals the local authority’s plans for ensuring beachgoers stick to health experts’ social distancing recommendations and minimise the risks of Covid-19 infections.

The locality’s Silgar beach is depicted divided up into five sectors and with 780 nine square metre spaces clearly marked out with posts stuck into the sand and ropes, and with a 1.5-metre gap between each one.

There will be two strips running along the beach, one right by the sea for strolling and playing games, and one at the back next to the promenade wall for the lifeguard’s modules and for the toilets. There will also be four, six-metre wide vertical strips going from the wall to the water and passageways between each space.

Reservations of the squares will not be allowed, plus the idea is to have beach attendants keeping access to the beach in order.

The measure will mean only half the usual number of people will be allowed on the beach at any one time.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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