The Motril beach that is for the exclusive use of dogs and their owners won’t be available for that purpose this year, the Town Hall has announced.
The said beach Playa de El Cable, which is next to the port, is needed for other ends. The decision was also taken because recommendations from the Health Ministry of the Central Government say that it is better to keep mascots away from beaches in order to guarantee the measures taken against Covid-19.
In short, no animals are allowed on beaches – any beach – whilst the safety distances are in force. The only exceptions are guide dogs for the blind, obviously.
The Vice-Mayor, José Lemos, who is the Councillor for Tourism, said the decision was made because the Town Hall wants to prioritise the health of its residents and visitors and at the same time provide the most space possible for beach users.
He also wanted it known that their commitment to provide a beach for dogs – the only one of the Costa Tropical – remains firm. In fact, they had already drawn up a budget of 20,000 euros to improve the dog-beach installations just before the health crisis began.
(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)