Marker buoys being placed

After receiving a favourable report from the Territorial Delegation of the Málaga Department of Environment and Territorial ordination, work has started on putting out the marker buoys for the season.

No subsidy for placing of marker buoys for last year

The Nerja Councillor for Beaches, Nieves Atencia, is apparently far from amused after receiving a letter from the Commonwealth of Municipalities of the Axarquia stating that the Junta de Andalucia seems to have decided not to provide financial assistance for the placing of marker buoys and beach cleaning for last season and that, as a result, the various municipalities will …

Criticism over the placing of marker buoys

The marker buoys are expected to be placed along the Nerja coastline during the next few days but the Councillor for Beaches, Jonathan Méndez, is not happy about what he sees as a ‘delay’ and is critical of the management of the Mancomunidad (Association of Municipalities of the Costa del Sol-Axarquia), the body responsible for this service.

Debts threaten installation of marker buoys

The beaches in Vélez-Málaga, Algarrobo and Torrox could end up without the marker buoys this summer due to accumulated debts for this service between 2007 and 2009. Only two municipalities, Nerja and Rincón de la Victoria, are fully paid up and guaranteed to be provided with the service.


Marker buoys adorn the coastline for a reason, one of them being to isolate an area where bathers are safe from motorised craft. Swimmers can swim in safety, snorkellers can snorkel away without individual markers in the knowledge that they can surface without being confronted by a boat or jet ski.