Costa Blanca’s Elche beefs up beach patrols as thousands flock to its coastlines

Costa Blanca’s Elche beefs up beach patrols as thousands flock to its nine kilometres of coastline.

THROUGHOUT June, beachgoers have been enjoying Elche’s beautiful beaches, but with the summer season officially launched on July 1, a contingency plan is only now being put in place with 35 daily lifeguards and nine ‘controllers’ in place until mid-September.

Elche Council has awarded the €330,000 contract of safeguarding its beaches to Unar Group which offered five more lifeguards, half an hour more service daily, four extra days, possibly the last weekends of September, and five more control chairs for Elche beaches.

The coastline service, which also includes two resue boats and the provision of two ambulances, started yesterday, July 1, and will be in full swing by Monday.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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