Costa del Sol Town with Blue Flag Beach also has Seaweed Problems

A long strip of beach needs cleaning Credit: Facebook

EVEN though the town of San Pedro Alcantara has kilometres of beach front and has recently won a Blue Flag for cleanliness and safety, there are still some problems on the seashore.

Residents complain on social media that there are areas which are covered with either washed up seaweed or algae which has been left to rot.

This is a magnet for mosquitos and often smells badly, making it unpleasant for families to use those beaches which in turn means that other unpolluted beaches run the risk of overcrowding as people avoid the problem areas.

This has been going on for some time and these beaches certainly needing very regular cleaning.

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development. Share your story with us by emailing, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page