Beaches in Marbella from Sunday will no longer be cordoned off after the town hall decided to open up all coastal spaces for residents to use when taking their children out for a walk.
This measure coincides with the change to the state of alarm, effective Sunday 26 April, which allows children up to 14 to go for walks accompanied by an adult within one kilometre of their home. The town hall is keen to avoid overcrowding and according to the mayor, Ángeles Muñoz, "it would not make sense for people to crowd the promenade and for the beaches to be closed".
Marbella's beaches, across 27 kilometres of coastline, have been closed since 10am on Saturday 14 March, hours before the government approved the decree by which the state of alarm was issued.
While the beaches will reopen, sunbathing, however, will continue to be prohibited. The Local Police and Civil Protection will monitor compliance with the restrictions and respect for safety distances.