The beaches of Benidorm have reached their first million users this week since their reopening on June 15.
Data from the company involved in the management of the beaches, RA Benidorm, shows that from the 33 access points to the Levante, Poniente and Mal Pas beaches, one million beach goers has now been reached.
Mónica Gómez, Councilor for Beaches, stated “from the moment we began to work on the reopening of our beaches, we placed people’s health and safety as the main priority, opting for procedures that would guarantee the distances between the users and that everyone could enjoy our sandy areas. This action has been reflected in the ‘Benidorm Beach Safety’ project, which has managed to meet the objective of having safe beaches, for everyone and every day, in which users enjoy them and to feel protected and safe”
Toni Pérez, Mayor of Benidorm said that “The data received this week 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 sandy areas of the city-tourist destination offer for the first time in history exact capacities that have reached peaks of 35,000 users on weekend dates. In fact, according to the figures collected from the access points, and 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.
One Millionth User
After talking with the user one million of the beaches of Benidorm, 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, helping our main industry tourism, which, 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, he thanked 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.” “We are aware that some of the measures adopted have initially been perceived with specific reluctance, but in our spirit it has always been about making Benidorm a safer destination and that our beaches continue to be a benchmark at the national and international level, now also in guarantees for health ”.
Detailed data and reservations in Levante
Levante Beach offers 1,610 plots and Poniente’s reaches 5,561, which together with the 25 free-use plots of Mal Pas Beach reach a 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, Levante Beach has registered a total in the platform’s activation period (from July 17), 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 in the majority (51’9%) between 25 and 59 years; followed, with 17’2%, by users over 60 years old, and with 14’4% of users between 15 and 24 years old. 10.4% of the 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 www.benidormbeachsafety.es, and in the three physical points installed on the beach -in the El Torrejó building and on the promenade at the avenue of Europa and Rincón by Loix-. Daily, at 09.00, the reservation process opens, in which users can choose the area, plot and time: full-time, or morning -from 09.00 to 15.00-, or in the afternoon -between 15.00 and 9:30 p.m.-, not being counted in the general data the uses that for walking and bathing are enabled between 07:00 and 8:45 hours.
The plots of the morning shift or full-time that are not occupied before 11.00 am are automatically released so that they can be used for other use.
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