Breakwater for Torrox beach

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FORCE OF NATURE: Powerful waves have pounded Ferrara Beach for decades.

Ferrara Beach in Torrox-Costa will finally stop suffering the battering from the rough weather that comes in from the east.

For more than three decades, storms have often left this strip of the Axarquia beach practically without sand. Now, the Coastal Territory, a branch of the Ministry of Environment, has given construction company Construcciones Tejera SA of Almeria the go-ahead to construct a semi-submerged breakwater in the eastern zone of the beach.

The breakwater will be 115 metres long and eight metres wide, and will reduce the force with which the waves land on the shore. The works are planned to begin in the middle of the month of February and will conclude at the beginning of next summer.

Local business-owners have been demanding a more permanent solution to the beach problems for many years. In the past trucks have often been relied upon to deposit sand on the beach, the cost of which has added up to €1 million over the last two decades. 

 

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