VEHICLE access to San Jose (Nijar) beaches will again be limited this summer.
Only a certain number of cars will be allowed at these beaches inside the Cabo de Gata national park between June 20 and September 20. Last year they were restricted to 450 a day.
The measure has been adopted to preserve the “high ecological value and scenery of one of the most privileged enclaves on the Mediterranean coast,” the regional government said.
There are also practical considerations to be taken into account, the Junta pointed out. “The beaches lack the basic health and safety services necessary for such a huge agglomeration of people and vehicles,” continued the announcement in the regional government’s official bulletin, BOJA.
Congestion on the access roads leading to the beaches could hinder the work of the emergency services in the case of forest fire or any other type of emergency, the Junta warned.
Nijar Town Hall has also been informed of the restrictions and as in previous years will organise public transport to the beaches in collaboration with the Junta.