A stretch of beaches popular with UK expats in Spain’s Costa Blanca South will remain shut for another week.
The Orihuela Costa will see some beaches reopened for walkers next Friday (May 15), but all nine of them will not allow access until the following week.
Some designated areas have already come into use for approved professional athletes to practise water sport on an individual basis.
The beaches that are scheduled to get public access are at Punta Prima, Cala Estaca, Cala Bosque, Playa de la Caleta and the Barranco Rubio.
Sunbathing, sitting on the sand, and swimming will be strictly prohibited, with Orihuela Council planning to finish the reopening programme on May 22.