People love sunbathing all over the world but if you plan on sunbathing in Spain, you might want to make your reservation now. Because of the coronavirus and social distancing guidelines, at least one Beach is taking the step.
The beach is on the Mediterranean, 20 miles north of Valencia. It is known as Canet d’en Berenguer and they are establishing a grid system in the sand. If you want to get a spot, you will have to get a reservation in advance. You can book your spot and time after you download their app.
The town’s mayor, Pere Joan Antoni Chordá, spoke with CNN, saying: “This summer will be very different. There’ll be more space between your neighbor. Like a ‘business-class’ beach.”
They plan on using nets that will be spread across the sand to map out square sections that are reserved by visitors. Since you will be separated by 6 feet from your neighbor, you will be within social distancing guidelines.
5000 people will be the maximum allowed on the beach every day. That sounds like a lot, but it is half of what they usually have to visit the beach every day. If you do get one of the 5000 spots, you can either book your session for the morning or the afternoon but you can’t stay all day. They will stagger arrival times to avoid beach entrances from getting overcrowded.
Staff will check you and when you arrive at the beach to make sure you actually do have a reservation. You will then be taken directly to your section of the beach so you don’t mingle too much with the other sunbathers.
The Atlantic beaches of Sanxenxo on the other side of the country also is limiting beachgoers on a first-come, first-served basis. Those beaches will also be split into sections, using cords and wooden poles to map out squares that are separated by a minimum of 5 feet. If you are a couple, you will have a smaller section compared to one suitable for groups.
It is hoped that the beaches will open in June but a firm date has yet to be announced. Spain is slowly lifting the lockdown restrictions in a four-part effort. They are making the move toward a transition to a new normal slowly.SKM: below-content placeholder