Everyone knows there’s a big problem with plastic and rubbish in the ocean and thankfully there is a global movement to do something about it. This month is International Coastal Cleanup Day, on Saturday 15th of September. This is a day of awareness and action in coastal locations around the world, where people take to the beaches and to the seas to collect rubbish.
Although the Costa del Sol’s beaches are very well looked after by the local Town Halls, it’s something we’re passionate about. When we’re lucky enough to live in this beautiful place and help holidaymakers to enjoy it by providing lovely holiday rental properties, we think it’s important to do our bit to protect our beaches and the animals living in the sea and along the coastline.
We’ve seen that many holidaymakers who stay in our beachfront holiday rentals because of their love for the water and the setting, are also interested in getting involved. So if you want to make a difference during your holiday, meet people and spend a day at the beach too, why not join up with one of the organized beach cleans on September 15th. Here are two options for you –
Cabopino has one of the most stunning beaches on the Costa del Sol, a beautiful sheltered bay, close to the pretty marina. It also has wide stretches of lovely sand dunes, with pine trees behind. Local organization Plastic Free Seas Worldwide has chosen this area for their Autumn Beach Clean. They are meeting at 9.30am and will be collecting until around 11am. They have set an ambitious goal of collecting 150 kilos of rubbish and are asking for help to reach their target. This would be a good event for anyone staying between Fuengirola and Marbella to take part in. Find out more
Manilva Beach Clean-Up
The Manilva Town Hall and Eco Passion collaborated to hold a Beach Clean Up in Manilva’s Nature Reserve back in August and have announced plans to repeat the event for International Coastal Clean Up Day. The exact location of the clean hasn’t been announced, but will be featured on the Eco Passion Facebook page. This clean up would be convenient for anyone holidaying between Estepona and Sotogrande on the Western Costa del Sol.
Hope to see some of you there!