TORRE DEL MAR has opened its new dog beach on the El Morchero stretch of Playa Torre Del Mar. It measures 50 metres in length with swimming now prohibited on this area of the beach, which will be maintained by a specialist cleaning crew.
The facility is the result of “two years fighting to get this new space for dogs on the coast,” said Jesus Perez Atencia, Deputy Mayor and councillor for Beaches. He added “we sought a solution for this beach which is now a reality and is at the service of pets and their owners.” The ‘City of the Animals’ scheme is part of an ongoing campaign in the town to promote animal rights.
The new beach is the fourth of its kind in Malaga Province. The others can be found in Fuengirola, Rincon de la Victoria and Casares. The beaches are the result of a legal loophole, as laws prohibit access of pets to beaches in the summer months. To get around this, the towns declare the dog beaches unfit for bathing, hence the ban on swimming.