Over four thousand dog lovers in the Murcia region have signed a petition calling for more local councils to allow their pets to have a walk on some of the area’s beaches.

Mazarron is the only Murcian municipality which allows dogs onto three of its beaches at Las Moreras, El Gachero and Cobaticas. On the Costa Blanca, Torrevieja is currently considering a dog area north of Punta Prima, and there are plans for one in Guardamar.