Authorities raised a red flag on the beaches of Moraira after a huge shark was spotted lurking inshore.
The beaches of El Portet, L’Ampolla and Platgetes were evacuated due to concerns about the huge beast.
A spokesperson for the local authority said: “”The Civil Guard and National Police are investigating to see what type of shark it is and the level of danger it poses.”
The shark was spotted by a police diver and caused alarm among bathers. Beaches in the area have now reopened, although tourists are advised to check with local authorities for the latest information.