Bacteria stops bathers on an Estepona beach

A beach in Estepona.
A beach in Estepona. / SUR
  • According to the local council the bacteria came from a faulty sewage outlet at a nearby private property

An Estepona beach has been closed to bathers after an excess of bacteria was found in the water which could have been a danger to users.

The order to close was given on Wednesday at Arroyo Vaquero beach, west of the town.

The local council says its has traced the source of the bacteria to a faulty sewage outlet at a private property which will now be repaired by the owner.