Sun, sand and swimming for all

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Sun, sand and swimming for all
AMPHIBIOUS CHAIR: Available on Calpe’s Fossa and Arenal-Bol beaches Photo credit: Calpe town hall

CALPE’S two adapted and inclusive beaches are now ready to welcome  persons with reduced mobility.

Both the Fossa and Arenal-Bol beaches have marked-out areas that are specially equipped to ensure that all members of the public, including the very elderly and the visually-impaired, can enjoy the beach and also swim.

Equipment includes amphibious chairs and crutches and adapted, flexible walkways.

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Members of the lifesaving service are there to assist and accompany users although these tasks can be carried out by a family member if preferred.

The facility available from Monday to Sunday between 11am and 7pm throughout June, while this period will be extended by two hours during July and August.

Those wishing to use the adapted beach installations should make an appointment beforehand on 687 255 974.


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Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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