The beautiful Benitatxell beach located in Alicante, Spain, is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. However, the increasing number of visitors in recent years has led to overcrowding, environmental degradation, and a strain on local resources. In response to this situation, the Benitatxell City Council has implemented a new parking fee to regulate the influx of vehicles to the beach.
From now on, visitors to Benitatxell beach will have to pay 12 euros per vehicle for parking. This measure has been put in place to protect the environment and limit the pressure caused by tourism on the area. The parking fee will be applicable from 9:00 to 19:00 hours until October 15th. Any vehicle accessing the area for more than 20 minutes will require a reservation for the day, which can be made through the website www.calamoraig.es or the app: Reservas Cala Moraig.
The ordinance applies to both residents and non-residents. However, residents who pay the Vehicle Tax (IVTM) in the municipality will have free access to the beach. “The reservation will be free for people registered in El Poble Nou de Benitatxell and paying the Vehicle Tax (IVTM) in the municipality. Their vehicle will already be registered in the system, which will automatically detect it, and they will not have to pay any fees. There are a total of 15 spaces marked for residents’ exclusive use,” the council stated.
Additionally, five spaces will be reserved for people with disabilities, who can make reservations via the website or app, at no cost. Mopeds, bicycles and motorcycles will be exempt from payment and reservation requirements, but they will only be allowed to park in the designated area, and not in any other zone.
The new parking fee aims to reduce the number of vehicles on the beach, prevent overcrowding, and promote sustainable tourism. The revenue generated from the parking fees will be invested in the maintenance and protection of the beach, including cleaning services, waste management, and environmental preservation.
The Benitatxell City Council is committed to promoting responsible tourism and preserving the natural beauty of the region. This new measure is a step towards achieving these goals and ensuring a better future for both the environment and the local community.