Alicante Town Hall has reinforced its beach patrols with a team of 30 specially-trained Civil Protection volunteers. The team is providing additional security and protection at Alicante city’s five beaches: Postiguet, Albufereta/Almadraba, Saladar/Urbanova, San Juan and Tabarca, as well as the Aguamarga “dog beach”.
They are supporting 49 lifeguards, nearly 100 local police officers, and 18 cleaning teams comprising 30 operators. The lifeguards are on duty from 10 am to 8pm, every day of the week, and they are equipped with six jet skis, seven comprehensive first aid kits and a rescue boat. The police officers also patrol the coastal, beach and shoreline areas from 10 am to 8pm, on bicycles, quads and boats.
According to the town hall, this is the most extensive team ever provided at Alicante’’s beaches, coinciding with the first summer season since COVID-19 restrictions were lifted throughout Spain.
“Alicante will live up to what Alicante residents and visitors expect from the best beaches in Spain,” said mayor Luis Barcala. “We have clean, well-kept and safe beaches at all levels, so coming to Alicante is a guarantee of being able to enjoy good weather, beaches, gastronomy and fiestas in the best possible tourist destination.”
José Ramón González, the councillor with responsibility for security, said the team was well-coordinated to ensure a rapid response to incidents and to effectively monitor beach precautions for the thousands of tourists enjoying Alicante’s beaches every day during summer.
He also asked locals, Spanish visitors and international turistas to respect advice and indications from the security and protection teams, “to avoid possible incidents in the sea and on the sand, and to favour appropriate coexistence in the use of all public beach services”.
The Times has included one of the Costa Blanca’s picture-postcard beaches among its Spanish top-10.