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Spain to see the world’s largest man-made beach, 300 km away from the sea

The Alovera Beach, estimated to cost Rs 112.9 crore to build, is all set to become the world’s largest man-made beach and will boast of a blue lagoon, and a stretch of white sand, restaurants and watersports

Spain will soon get the world's largest man-made beach in the world.

The Alovera Beach, about 300 km away from sea, is all set to become the world’s largest man-made beach and will boast of a blue lagoon, and a stretch of white sand, restaurants and watersports.

The beach is going to be spread across a 15,000 square metre strip of land and will come along with a 25,000 square metre lake. The project will cost a total of more than 15 million euros, or Rs 112.9 crores.

Madrid-based construction firm Grupo Rayet announced the leisure project with the artificially made Alovera Beach all set to be its highlight.

Chilean multinational Crystal Lagoons is responsible for constructing the beach and the 6.2-acre lake.

A lifeguard watches over swimmers of the three swimming areas open up along the Bassin de la Villette, as part of the Paris Plages summer festival in Paris, France, July 18, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau - RC1A46C619A0

A lifeguard watches over swimmers of the three swimming areas open up along the Bassin de la Villette, as part of the Paris Plages summer festival in Paris's city artificial beach, France (Courtesy: Reuters) 

But no worries- tourism earnings is easily going to cover the massive construction costs of the project over- it is expected to be visited by 250,000 people in a year paying approximately 10.35 Euros per head.

Computer generated images released by the firm show crystal clear water and people windsurfing kayaking and swimming in it.

The Alovera beach will also come with a restaurant, beach bar, toboggan slides and a sailing school alongside 1,000 parking spaces to complete the project.

Expected to be up and running within two years, it will also be generating more than  300 jobs.

A view of a beach on the island resort of Sentosa in Singapore July 31, 2017. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside - RC1F53D6A5B0

A view of a beach on the island resort of Sentosa in Singapore, also an artificial beach (Courtesy: Reuters)

Competition from the 2007-constructed San Alfonso de Mar in Chile may have prompted the construction of Alovera beach, which happened to break a Guinness World Record for the world’s largest man-made lagoon.

Some of the other famous artificial beaches in the world include Artificial Beach in Male, Maldives, Diamond Cabo San Lucas in Mexico and Larvotto beach in Monte Carlo, Monaco, Paris Plages in Paris, France and Sentosa Island Beach in Singapore.

(Currency figures in 1 Euro= Rs 75.29 )
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