Back to nature on the golden sand
Arguably Mallorca's most beautiful beach, the long stretch of golden sand by the crystalline waters of the south coast, Es Trenc, will see some changes to its landscape this year. Because it has been declared a 'Natural Park' by the Department of the Environment, measures will be taken to make it as natural as possible.
As you probably know, all beaches in Spain are public property under the jurisdiction of the coastal authorities (Costas) but managed on a day to day basis by the local council. At Es Trenc, Costas have given permission to Campos council to comply with the severe restrictions imposed by the Environment Department to remove ALL sunloungers and parasols from the beach.
Normally, private companies bid for the right to put sunloungers etc on the beach, but this year no concessions will be granted for es Trenc and the nearby beaches at Sa Ràpita, Ses Covetes and Es Coto will have many less. So it looks like you'll need to buy a cheap straw mat to put your towel on at the beach and invest in an economically priced 'sombrillo' from the souvenir shop if you fancy spending time on this stunning beach. Worth it to preserve it?
Our photos show before and after shots, or now you see them, now you don't, loungers.
Another change on the beach will be the presence of a couple of chiringuitos – beach bars – if the council can find anyone to bid for them because of the severe restrictions;
Maximum 20 square metres
Can only use solar energy
Can not use gas or generators
No music after 20:00
Must be 6 metres from the sea and 6 from the dunes
Must have 2 chemical toilets inc one for disabled
The council believe that the cost to install and run such a bar with all these restrictions would be too high to interest anyone who wanted to earn a living or make a profit from the chiringuito.
All we can do is wait and see............