Fuengirola Council is planning to install new sports equipment on three beaches in the area, these being Las Gaviotas, Fuengirola and Los Boliches.

The new equipment, which includes special apparatus for the elderly and disabled, will cost in the region of €415,000, with 60% being funded by the Ministry of Tourism.

Also being installed are three new lifeguard/rescue posts at Las Gaviotas, El Castillo and Santa Amalia. The wooden rescue towers at Las Gaviotas and El Castillo will replace the current, older units, the one at Santa Amalia is a new one and will be located between the chiringuitos ‘Botavara’ and ‘Serrano’. The new units, which have a medical room, lockers, closet and toilet built in, are readily transportable and comply with the new regulations concerning accessibility.

Three new wooden toilet units are being installed on Las Gaviotas (between edificio Ronda 4 and edificio Concha 1), Torreblanca (in front of the car park between edificio Marítimo and the supermarket) and San Francisco (behind Morgan Beach).

Two playgrounds are also on the cards, one on Los Boliches beach and one on Carvajal beach and will comprise a tower, swing and a slide.

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