DESPITE local legislation being passed banning the practice, greedy beach goers are still getting up at the crack of dawn to bag a top spot on the front line of Calpe’s beaches.
Generally someone from the group (often a grandparent) is going down first thing and placing their umbrella on the waters edge then returning to their accommodation for breakfast before they all take up their prime spot at a more hospitable hour.
The municipal ordinance states that unattended parasols and other equipment cannot be left before 9.30am. Apart from complaints from other beach users, the kit is also making the morning cleaning crews job difficult. Social networks have had many outraged comments and photos showing the offenders actions and it is hoped that, as with last year, the Local Police get involved and confiscate the items. The practice is also subject to a €250 fine.