Chiringuitos overstep the mark

AN AMBITIOUS viewing gallery to the sea – but no access to the front for other beach users

SUMMER has arrived slightly earlier than usual and the traditional beach bars known as Chiringuitos have sprung up along the stretch of beach between Javea’s Port area and the Parador Hotel as usual. This year, however, two of the bars have encroached outside their regulated limits.
The Coastal Act permits these popular attractions to occupy 70 sq metres but this year two bars have extended their plots to take up to 150 sq metres.
Municipal inspectors have visited the sites and have advised the Provincial Costas, the governing body that regulates and issues the relevant trading certificates, of the issue of extended terraces. The contention is that by extending their terraces towards the sea it blocks the free passage of people in front of the bars.
One bar has erected a large, wooden decking terrace which no doubt offers stunning views of the bay but at a cost to other beach users.
When The Euro Weekly News visited on Friday May 15, one of the bars was still finishing off the last touches of construction and the newly erected wooden terrace was full of customers enjoying a cool drink with one of the best views in Javea.


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