The general director of Turisme for the Valencia region, Raquel Huete, has visited Santa Pola to look at the new amphibious chair which has been installed this year, allowing those with limited mobility to enjoy their time at the beach more.

The Playa de Levante has been the chosen location for highlighting “inclusive sun and beach tourism”, with new signs, access ramp, special width footbridge, amphibious chairs and a new rest area to allow people with reduced mobility to enjoy the beach.

In her tour of the area, the regional leader highlighted the initiative at Santa Pola with “innovative” ideas that cater for children and adults and praised the work of the Cruz Roja and the municipal employees who “take care of the facilities on a daily basis so that the beaches are more accessible”.

The initiative is part of the overall investment in the area, which includes accessible beaches at Chilches, Alicante, Santa Pola and Torrevieja; and the reinstallation of another eight in the municipalities of Benicarló, Oropesa, Benicàssim, La Pobla de Farnals, Cullera, Denia, La Vila Joiosa and Pilar de la Horadada, with an estimated cost of 250,000 euro for 2018.

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