The beach orientation poles that you can find on the Beaches of Benidorm are actually a Belgian invention. The inventor of the piles, Dominiek Vervaecke from Oudenburg, even has a copyright on his invention. The poles are primarily intended for finding lost children, the only thing you have to agree with your children is which pole they should walk to if they are lost or have strayed too far.
|Picture by Harry Fabel|
The poles were first placed on the Beaches in Belgium and were later used in other places such as Benidorm and Cannes. An interesting fact is that the poles in Benidorm have been used illegally for quite some time because there was no permission from the inventor due to the copyright, this dispute was later settled.