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Tiki Beach Closes and now Re-opens

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Tiki Beach Closes and now Re-opens

Tiki Beach Closure

15th March – The venue has re-opened, looking very much the same, but at this moment according to management has not been given an official name. He quoted it would be known by the public as Tiki Beach.

9th March – The Venue is still closed and undergoing refurbishment.

27th February  One of our Sponsors posted to the group the following statement

“TIKI BEACH WILL REOPEN 8th of March! Great news form direct contact. Welcome back everyone!”

Thank you for  the update.

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“TIKI BEACH WILL REOPEN 8th of March! Great news form direct contact. Welcome back everyone!”

THE END OF AN ERA

20th February –  “Tiki Beach” will reopen under a new name in about 2 weeks time.

A company (no names have been stated) have already requested a licence from the Town hall, updates as and when we receive them.

18th February 2019 – Tiki beach has today CLOSED its doors after years of battling court orders etc. The bar is being completely emptied and ripped apart.

Or is it being refurbished?  Rumours flying around today that it is being refurbished and will re-open in two weeks time.    We will update this post here when we know more confirmed details.

So is the end of Tiki Beach or Not…………… Time will tell I guess. x

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Updates – 17th January – The Saga Continues.

The Tiki Group, owners of Tiki Beach have reopened the judicial battle to avoid the closure of this controversial seafront bar, which was ordered to close by the Supreme Court last September, now the owners have filed an appeal with the Provincial Court of Alicante against the sentence handed down on December 10 by the Criminal Court No. 1 of Benidorm, which acquitted of the crime of false testimony.

If this remedy is successful and it is confirmed that there was false testimony, the Tiki will request the revision of the sentence of the Supreme Court, already firm and ordering the closure of the bar.

Source www.diarioinformacion.com  Story translated from Spanish so some information may have been lost in translation

The appeal, which according to the lawyers of the Tiki Beach would also have joined the Prosecutor’s Office of Benidorm, puts in doubt the arguments of the magistrate of the Criminal Court about the declaration of said neighbor.  The judge concluded in his ruling that, although the accused did not count the facts in a reliable manner, he would not be guilty of a crime of false testimony since these statements were not related to the main purpose of the procedure ie the closure of the establishment due to excessive noise. Specifically, the neighbor was taken to the bench for the story he offered about an alleged altercation between the owners of Tiki Beach and the community of neighbors. The acquittal sentence recognized that his words could “affect the honor of the people to whom they refer,

However, the owners of the Tiki Beach maintain that the testimony of this neighbor of the Santa Margarita building, on whose ground floor the bar is located, along with other establishments, the Tiki Beach.

On June 22, 2015, the First Court Instance 1 of Benidorm issued the first closing statement against Tiki Beach, by building “a false account of proven facts, that the successive appellate rulings before the Provincial Court of Alicante and the Supreme Court have been limited to confirm, without attending to the merits of the presented resources”.

Specifically, according to the statement, this witness allegedly attributed “collusion between agents of the Local Police of Benidorm and the wife of the owner of the pub, an investigating judge” to “benefit the Tiki Beach in front of the community of owners.” In the opinion of the Tiki Group, this was the reason why the Court considered that “the various acoustic measurements made by the Local Police of Benidorm, which denied any excess noise from the Tiki Beach, should be rejected” and only attended to the presented by the neighborhood community.

Breaking News – 12th December

The judge concludes that the Testimony of one of the residents of the Santa Margarita apartments, claimed to have been false testimony. was unrelated to ongoing events and the process that ordered the closure of the Tiki Beach and is therefore irrelevant – more updates to follow.

Update 27th November – Still open and busy at 13.00

Update 22nd November –  One of the witnesses from the Santa Margarita apartments which is situated directly above the bar is being taken to court with regards to a false statement, prosecutors are asking for a jail sentence after they falsely accused a judge and her partner – who is the owner of the establishment of involvement in an undisclosed incident  in May 2014 which related to the Tiki Beach.

Update 20th November – Staff have suggested that it may close in around 17 days to reopen in a new location some time in February, but this has not been confirmed.

It has now hit the tabloids that Tiki beach is CLOSED……. Headlines read ‘END OF AN ERA’ Benidorm’s famous Tiki Beach bar closed forever after superfans fail to stop government-ordered shutdown over noise complaints” and a quote from said tabloid “POPULAR Benidorm watering hole Tiki Beach has finally closed its doors after being forced to shut up shop by the Spanish courts”.  but as you can see from the photo below it was well and truly open today as usual.

Tiki Beach still open on 20th November, photo taken by Benidorm Seriously Group Member Debbie Ambler

19th November – Panic today as photos were posted all over social media stating that Tiki Beach was closed…… yes it was but only due to the bad weather.


Photo from Benidorm Seriously group member Joanne Bennett taken on 19h November, closed due to bad weather.

Update 5th November – According to information from our members  The high court have said Tiki Beach must close but at this time they have NOT been given a specific closing date, this date can come at any time.

Tiki beach as stated below hope to continue at another beach front location, watch this space.

As the owners don’t have any further legal options to pursue,  they are currently looking for an alternative spot on the resort’s seafront that is not surrounded by as many residential properties, and they hope to reopen next year.

Update 20/10/2018 National UK Newspaper Claims Tiki Beach will be Saved.

Claims today state that Benidorm bar Tiki Beach is set to survive – at a new location on the resort’s famous seafront strip.

The owners have not been told they cannot trade, it is simply that the Tiki Beach must close.

A source in the resort revealed: “They believe all they need to do is simply move along a bit, perhaps give the name a slight tweak, and they are back in business.”

Spain’s Supreme Court ordered the bar to close following a long-running dispute over the alleged “noise and disturbance”.

The order to close was first given in April 2016 but the owners went to the Spanish Supreme Court to appeal, which they subsequently lost.

Loud music and the behaviour of the customers, mostly British tourists, were cited by the community of owners of the Santa Margarita building in their call for action against the bar.

This article was issued in a UK paper and currently there is no official notification that there are any plans to open Tiki Beach in a new location but keep checking this article for updates. 

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The END of Benidorm? Brits vow to never go back after ‘favourite bar is forced to close’ 

Stating that “Some holidaymakers even vowed to never go back to the Spanish destination, saying there would be no point after Tiki has closed.”

Slightly over the top we feel – Read the full story here in the Daily Star on line

Tiki Beach will remain open until the company receives the official closure order…. which is expected to be in about one months time.

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The Supreme Court forces the closure of the Tiki Beach after years of neighbourhood pressure.

Tiki Beach has been one of the most controversial cocktail/beach bars in Benidorm, located right on Levante Beach, but over the years it has been the subject of a string of complaints from neighbours in the Santa Margarita building in whose grounds the controversial pub is located. Residents have complained repeatedly over the years about the loud music and boozy tourists and the atmosphere the bar has created also the partying in the middle of the road making walking and vehicular access difficult at times.

Now more than a year and a half later, as back in April 2016, the Provincial Court again gave the reason to the owners when ratifying the closure. However, the owners of the controversial bar again appealed to the Supreme Court to avoid closure, these complaints from neighbours have now been upheld by judges after years of legal wrangling.

The Spanish Supreme court have now ruled in favour of the residents and ordered the closure of the pub in a decision that can’t be appealed.

Full story HERE

 

36 Responses

  1. Gary Davies says:

    Our apartment over looked it last Easter didn’t bother us one bit enjoyed the music from our balcony, only moan they could have changed there playlist now and again

    • Rosemary says:

      We can hear it from the apartment we stay in on front and it doesn’t bother us. But, I agree about the playlist I always say to Bill sweet Caroline next ha

  2. Bernadine Motala says:

    I liked going in tiki beach but it definitely won’t stop me going to Benidorm , there’s so much more to it than one bar ! X

  3. Gary davidson says:

    Let’s sign a protest to keep it open

    • admin says:

      A good idea in theory but this is a Supreme court ruling, the bar themselves have been down the road of various appeals over the years, the court has now decided in favor of the Residents who were there before the bar itself, basically Tiki beach is a victim of its own success.

    • Jimmac says:

      The owners have opened the newTiki bar already 150yrds towards the old town ,,,,👍👍👍

      • Jill Shail says:

        That one is the same chain but was opened long before it was decided by the Courts that Tiki Beach had to close but possibly the owners new they would have to close at some stage. xx

  4. Julie Green says:

    I just read on another site that they not closing for 4 weeks don’t know how true it is tho.

    • Jarrod WInkwell says:

      Not sure, Daily Star article tagged, be better to have a better story

      • admin says:

        If you had read further down than the Daily Star link you would have found that the main factual article actually came from a Spanish News paper…. Also the article in the daily star was in every other tabloid newspaper, the daily star were just first to release it and is obviously a tongue in cheek article stating that just because Tiki Beach is closing, people wont come back to Benidorm….

      • admin says:

        Continue reading the full article for the real news.

  5. John Middleton says:

    Me and Mary are not coming anymore if Tiki closes lol

  6. Martyn John says:

    on a news article yesterday it said within 31 days

  7. John Middleton says:

    I’m pretty sure the owners of Tiki will have a trick or two up their sleeves lol, after all they too have had plenty of time to prepare for this day.

  8. John Middleton says:

    It will be interesting to see what happens, even better than watching X factor lol

  9. Scott M says:

    I’m back in Benidorm for the first time in 12 years in November, was hoping to visit as various family and friends have been to Tiki Beach many times and ive heard nothing but good things (except maybe the prices) so I’m gutted I won’t get to go and see what it’s all about. Maybe they’ll get a reprieve?

    Seems very random that’s a bar is being made to close due to noise in a bustling place like Benidorm.

    • admin says:

      Not really random as this has been an ongoing saga with the local residents for the last few years, there are plenty of other great bars in that area for you to enjoy.

  10. Jarrod WInkwell says:

    Be nice to see a better article tagged than the Daily Star, wont be coming back here for news

  11. jane howard says:

    been to benidorm a few times now only went in tikki beach once didnt like it to busy but music was good

  12. Toni says:

    My friends were hit with raw eggs from the apartments that is not ok and the people that work here shouldn’t have to deal with that, completely uncalled for. I get it they’re annoyed about noise but it’s a bar noise is expected I have been here 3 times in less than a year and this is the only time I’ve had an issue. I don’t agree with the residents of those apartments at all throwing stuff at people is never ok.

  13. PNB. says:

    Thank god it will closed……all very happy…..I love the supreme court in Communidad Valenciana. Well done judges.

    • PNB. says:

      There are enough other bars and pubs in the english quaere to go to. Keep the coastline in Benidorm queit and don´t make a second PMI of it….

  14. Peter Garland says:

    I spent 6 weeks overlooking the bar in the spring and six weeks this late summer. The bar does all it can to keep the area clean and controlled and is a decent seaside bar up to about 2pm.
    Their only failure is keeping the music very loud at times and continuing to sell alcohol to people (some obviously underage) who are already very drunk. The biggest problem is the way the customers act. I have seen many men weeing anywhere and everywhere. Women going down to the beach and weeing behind piles of sun beds. Some having sex on the beach or behind trees. Spew everywhere. Plus lots of loud bad language. I am sure this must be even worse in high summer. So I have to ask, would you like this outside your home?
    The only defence I could give the bar is that it keeps a lot of irresponsible people in one central place.

  15. Paul patterson says:

    Before it was Tiki Beach it was The Beach Rock Cafe and they didn’t open all day, but they also had complaints from their neighbours and all they had was Alex’s on the old organ.

  16. Gloria Wilson says:

    so they are just going to move all the morons further up the beach to annoy others whats the point of that

  17. Sean says:

    Some of the antics and behaviours of people in that bar over the years have been disgusting to.say the least and people every right to complain I love benidorm but tiki beach is a shithole and I’d rather drink bleach than go anywhere near it

  18. Sharon says:

    Love tiki beach spent every day there during the fiesta but ill still go to benidorm if it closes. Plenty more bars to get drunk in

  19. Ian says:

    The END of Benidorm? Brits vow to never go back after ‘favourite bar is forced to close’!

    Utter rubbish. The only people who would say such things are the drunken, loutish lot who live in the place for their holiday. You want to get drunk and loud, plenty of places in Ibiza!

  20. Lauren Bailey says:

    it’s moving somewhere else isn’t it? I hope so

  21. Hazel Edgar says:

    New owners very much doubt it will reopen as Tiki..it’s been gutted..

  22. Sharon Crosby says:

    Is it opening as Tiki Beach though or something entirely different. To be honest each to their own but loads of better bars in Benidorm with proper toilets as well

  23. Graham Wilson says:

    Awe that’s a shame .. a flies back to uk for mi holidays thurs 7 th March ..

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