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Torremolinos announces third wheelchair-friendly beach

The beach will offer amphibian chairs and accessible showers.
The beach will offer amphibian chairs and accessible showers. / SUR
  • The town already has two beaches equipped with special amenities for people in wheelchairs and those with reduced mobility

Torremolinos town hall has announced that the Playa Bajondillo is to be adapted for people with reduced mobility. The town already has two beaches (La Carihuela and Los Alamos) that have been equipped with special facilities for people in wheelchairs. Bajondillo will become the third in an initiative that aims to eventually expand the service to the whole of its seven kilometres of coastline.

Preparations are already under way to adapt the beach in time for the summer season.

Municipal workers have installed concrete runways and other features will include designated parking for wheelchair users, access ramps and paths to the sea, as well as accessible showers and changing areas.

The town hall has also purchased three amphibian chairs, which will enable people with reduced mobility to bathe in the sea.

The project will include the installation of special shaded areas, concrete bench seating, stainless steel rubbish bins and information boards.

The beaches of Torremolinos have blue flag status, a recognition granted by the ADEAC, the foundation for environmental education.

They have also received the 'Q' for quality from the ICTE, the Spanish institution of quality tourism.

Councillor for beaches, Maribel Tocón, said: “Torremolinos intends to make the beaches adequate to meet the needs of the collective with disabilities, with particular attention being paid to people with reduced mobility. Our aim is to progressively expand the availability of this service to the whole of our beaches.”