The Environment, Water, Urban Planning and Housing Office of Calpe‘s Town Hall joined the initiative to prepare the beaches at Costa Blanca north not only because of the upcoming summer season, but also to make it easier for everybody to enjoy them all year round, as the favourable weather conditions of the region allow.
The works currently being done at the beaches aim to improve, maintain and in some cases, also adapt them for everyone, no matter their age or physical condition.
Even if La Fossa, Arenal Bol and Cantal Roig will be granted the blue flag again this year thanks to their excellent waters and facilities, the Town Hall wanted to go the extra mile and decided to add 2 fixed safeguard towers —the other ones were temporary— in Arenal and Fossa beaches, to have this service available all year round.
Another measure is the installation of beacons on the cliff areas —from Puerto Blanco to the south breakwater of Arenal-Bol beach— and the location of buoys from Calalga to Bassetes port.
Another improvement work is the senior citizen bathe points, with railings to allow people with reduced mobility to enter into the water and bathe without having to worry for instabilities, slips or balance-related accidents. There will also be an area with seat in the sea with canopies by the north breakwater at Arenal-Bol beach. It was the best option, given its tranquil waters and its location, close to the city centre.
Another new action will be the assignation of a beach area to visually impaired people. It will include 3 info booths close to the shore to make it easier for users to reach the water, and 3 buoys with sounds to orientate people on their location with the signals they will receive in a wristband provided at the booths.