Two Ibiza beaches loved by Brits are CLOSED after 'faecal matter and e-coli bacteria' detected in the water | The Sun

TWO Brit hotspot beaches in Spain have been closed due to a worrying level of bacteria detected in the waters.

The Ibiza beaches of Cala Gracio in Sant Antoni and Cala Gracioneta are set to be closed for at least two days after a killer bacteria was detected there.

Both E. Coli and faecal matter have been detected in the usually pristine waters off Ibiza, for unknown reasons.

Local councillor Pepita Torres explained: "We are going to proceed to open an investigation to see where it comes from. 

"We can think that it comes from wastewater from a house in the area."

A second analysis is being conducted to find out the condition of the water, following the 48-hour wait period.


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Local businesses said the beach closures have decreased the amount of tourists visiting the area.

One said: "We had a few good days after the rains and now this is going to make fewer people come.

"I am surprised, because it's never happened on this beach."

Last month, Alicante beaches witnessed a similar phenomenon as high levels of faecal bacteria were discovered in the sea.

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The City Council of Jávea ordered the closure of the beach after results of the analysis by the Water Control Program of the General Water Directorate indicated the presence of "bacteria of faecal origin."

The Ibiza beach warning comes only a day after a level 1 heat alert was issued in Benidorm, Ibiza and Majorca.

Temperatures are expected to hit 42C this weekend, according to Spain's meteorological agency AEMET.

The hardest hit areas will be the Balearic Islands – Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Cabrera.

The heat has already been building in Spain after the country registered its hottest spring on record as well as its second driest.

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