Good news for the kitesurfing and surfing communities in Mallorca. Son Serra de Marina is going to keep being a virgin beach.
If you are practicing kitesurfing or windsurfing in Son Serra, you are a person that likes to sunbath naked or simply you are a person that enjoy a natural beach, without hammocks umbrellas or beach bars, this are good news for you.
The City Council of Santa Margalida, as a promoter of a beach bar and other beach services had plans to install in one of the last virgin beaches of the coast of Mallorca, the beach of Son Serra de Marina in the bay of Alcudia, but thanks to the decision taken yesterday by the authorities of the Balearic Government, the municipality it has very difficult to move forward with their project.
The reaction polular since it became known about the project by the municipality has been contrary to this initiative and a month ago there was a public demonstration on the beach when he came to bring together more than five thousand people gathered to express its displeasure and opposition to the landscape and ecological attack. Finally, the authorities have spoken about it and as expected, the Government is opposed to the installation of the snack bar and other beach facilities such as umbrellas, hammocks, etc, on the beach of Son Serra de Marina, specifically at the mouth of the torrent of Na Borges.
Mallorca Nature Protected Area
The mandatory report by the Directorate General d’Espais Natura i Biodiversity notes that the snack bar, 100 sun loungers and 50 parasols, pedal boats, paddle-surf, canoes, etc, may affect noticeably and negatively the Natural area and animal and vegetal species of interest since the area is declared a Natural area and is a figure of environmental protection.
The report also rejects a recreational area for children’s games and two areas of access to the sea for water skis, skis bus, parachute skis and jet skis designed for the beach litoral of Can Picafort. These infrastructures are also located in a protected area, specifically in the Site of Community Importance of the bays of Pollença and Alcúdia.
For administrative legal effects, the above mentioned technical report is has not receive a definitive ‘no’ from the theoretical point of view but practically, if the City Council of Santa Margalida would go ahead with its project should undergo a process of Environmental Impact Assessment, a process that could take months.
The predictable result of this alternative would start, also as a ‘no’. In this regard, it should be remembered that Caterina Amengual, current CEO d’Espais Naturals i Biodiviersitat, advanced for months that the government would declare negatively against the beach bar project, the hammocks and parasols, etc.
This are the awaited good news for everyone, beach users to kitesurfers, windsurfers and surfers.