AS the tourist season hots up, it gets harder to find a spot on Javea’s Granadella and Portitxol beaches.
Last weekend both were closed to cars by 8.30am and two hours later had reached their respective capacities of 200 and 150 beachgoers.
Many of those turned away by the Policia Local and Proteccion Civil volunteers had driven from Valencia capital only to be informed that Granadella and Portitxol were full although there was plenty of space on the Arenal and Muntanyar beaches.
Many of those who were disappointed were particularly anxious to take photographs in front of the blue door belonging to a fisherman’s famous cottage on Portitxol beach.
This is always popular for envy-provoking selfies on Instagram but visitors
preferring to remain in hopes that some beachgoers would leave seen were discouraged and warned that they were in for a long wait.