More disabled facilities on Albir beach


WITH THE busy Easter weekend ahead of us, heralding the start of the summer season, Alfas del Pi Town Hall have unveiled more facilities designed to help people with mobility issues and enjoy the beach at playa de Albir.

The specially created area will be located next to the Biblioplaya and the rescue station on the beachfront and will have around 30 m2 of shade and an adapted shower at zero level with a folding seat and support bars.

Head of Beaches for the municipality, Rocío Guijarro said, after visiting the project last week, explained the improvements will: ”Enable people with special needs to enjoy the various services offered by the beach of l’Albir. They are improvements focused on people with reduced mobility, so that the beach can be a place of safety and enjoyment for everyone”

Work is expected to be complete in time for the Easter weekend and includes access to the beach area with reserved parking close to Paseo de las Estrellas, footbridges and signage, shaded area, shower and adapted services.

The works, coordinated by the Department of Technical Services, have involved a municipal investment of approximately €20,000.

Guijarro also pointed out the amount of work completed recently to spruce up areas of the beach in time for Holy Week.

“The bicycle lane and all the urban furniture on the beach have been painted, from streetlamps and benches to litter bins, children’s playgrounds, lifeguard booth and Biblioplaya”

In addition, the sidewalks have been repaired in front of the beach, the footbridges, wastebaskets and footpaths damaged by the severe storms of January have been levelled and reprofiled.

Plus more sand has been brought in and distributed throughout the beach playgrounds and in the sporting area of the beach volleyball area.

The dry river bed in Boulevard des Musicos is currently receiving one of its twice annual clean up and pruning works to provide a cool, green corridor with over 120 plant species.

Maintenance and improvement to the beach of El Albir has become one of the main priorities of the Government team, since it was awarded its first Blue Flag thirty years ago.

Alfàs del Pi is one of only seven Spanish municipalities that have achieved this distinction for the last thirty consecutive years.

“It is our main tourist attraction, along with the Serra Gelada Natural Park and the cultural infrastructures of l’Albir,” said Rocío Guijarro, who also announced an increase in local police presence from April 13. “From that date until the start of the summer season there will always be a lifeguard on duty “.

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