New Sand for Almuñécar Beaches

Costas has announced that it will provide sand for beaches within the municipality of Almuñécar that have suffered sand loss due to spring gales.

ALM Wind & Wave Action Velilla BeachThe beaches concerned are Playa Velilla and Playa Cotobro in Almuñécar, and in the Peña Parda area of La Herradura Bay. The work will commence on the 15th of June.

The Councillor for Beaches and Tourism, Daniel Barbero, considers this as a postive and timely move, because had it been done earlier, recent sea action caused by spring gales could have undone it all.

On a different note, the Provincial Delegate for Costas said that his department was studying a project to improve access to Playa Currumbico (Taramay, next to the Cabria).

Whilst expressing his thanks to Costas, Councillor Barbero reiterated the need for beach defence work (breakwaters) on the three beaches that will have their sand regenerated, which would eliminate the need to carry out this sort of costly operation (trucking in sand) every year.

Costas had previously announced, as reported in the Seaside Gazette, that they were not planning on repairing beach defences and replacing sand loss on Velilla, so this latest news is a change in intention, probably related to the negative press over access to Playa de Poniente in Motril.

(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia – Photo: JM de Haro)

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