Benidorm's beaches reach their first million users

August 08, 2020
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The beaches of Benidorm have reached their first million users this afternoon since their reopening on 15th June. This is clear from the data provided by the concession company for the integral management of the beaches, RA Benidorm, at the 33 access points to the Levante, Poniente and Mal Pas beaches. The Councilor for Beaches, Mónica Gómez, pointed out that “from the moment we began to work on the reopening of our beaches, we place the health safety of people at the central and priority axis of our action, opting for a reorganization and modulation that it would guarantee the distances between the users and that everyone could enjoy our sandy areas ”.

This action "has been embodied in the 'Benidorm Beach Safety' project, which has achieved the objective of having safe beaches, for everyone and every day, in which users enjoy them in the freedom to feel protected" .

Regarding the data transferred this afternoon, the mayor of Benidorm, Toni Pérez, has indicated that “last Sunday we registered a new record of attendees at our beaches, with 35,258 people, a figure very similar to that obtained during yesterday's session, which It allowed us to start the month of August with more than 880,000 users, and today our beaches receive 1 million users, a figure that places our beaches in very worthy service capacities for an absolutely atypical and complicated season ”.

Thanks to this project implemented in Benidorm, the beaches of the city-tourist destination offer for the first time in history exact capacity that has reached peaks of 35,000 users on weekend dates. In fact, according to the figures collected from the access points, in the first week it was found that 30,190 people enjoyed the beaches of Benidorm; a figure that shot up to 79,622 users during the second week. The figure has progressed in successive weeks.

After talking to the one million user of Benidorm's beaches, a Gipuzkoan tourist living in Álava, Toni Pérez and the Beaches Councilor, Mónica Gómez, reiterated “our gratitude to all the people who have chosen Benidorm to spend their holidays, activating thus our main industry that, like the local administration, has made a great effort and has been very demanding when it comes to adapting and applying all health protocols to make Benidorm an even safer destination ”. Likewise, she appreciated the understanding of the users who "have adapted to the conditions of management, access controls and capacity, as well as sanitary guarantee measures when enjoying our beaches".

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Detailed data and reservations in Levante

Playa de Levante offers 1,610 plots and Poniente beach reaches 5,561, which together with the 25 free-use plots of Playa de Mal Pas reach the figure of 7,196 plots in total, allowing a maximum occupancy of 4 adults -and a under 6 years - per plot.

With the data offered today and taking the Levante beach as a reference, which currently requires a reservation on the Benidorm Beach Safety platform, the Levante Beach has registered in the platform's activation period (since 17th July) a total, To date, 106,516 uses, with a daily average of 6,087 users, of which 62.2% are women and 38% men. The average age of users is the majority (51.9%) between 25 and 59 years; They are followed, with 17.2%, by users over 60 years of age, and with 14.4% by users between 15 and 24 years of age. 10.4% of users would be between 6 and 14 years old; 5% corresponds to children under 6 years of age and 1.2% would be from the group considered at risk. The average occupancy is 2'4 people per plot. By origin, 94.8% are national and 5.2% are international.

The reservation system works through the web platform , and in the three physical points installed on the beach -in the El Torrejó building and on the promenade at the height of Avenida de Europa and Rincón by Loix-. Daily, at 09.00am, the reservation process opens, in which users can choose an area, plot and schedule: full-time, or in the morning -from 9.00am to 3.00pm, or in the afternoon -between 3.00p. and 9.30pm-, not being counted in the general data the uses that for walking and bathing are enabled between 7.00am and 8.4am5 hours.

The plots of the morning shift or full-time that are not occupied before 11.00am are automatically released so that they can be used by other users. The same happens with the plots reserved for the afternoon shift that are not occupied before 5.30pm. The released parcels can be obtained online or in person at the ticket office from 11.15am and 5.45pm respectively.