MARBELLA’S push to finish repair work before the tourist season begins has left many worried about the damages they could be causing to their waters.
Images have been posted on social media showing muddy-brown waters stretching along the Fontanilla beach, as well as many locals saying they are reluctant to swim in it.
Ciudadanos member Guillermo Diaz has called for permanent fixes for Marbella’s beaches, which lose tonnes of sand during storms.
“Marbella’s beaches these days are sun, sea and trucks bringing sand,” he said and adding the president of Costa del Sol Tourism, Elias Bendodo, and mayor of Marbella, José Bernal, should “assume responsibility” before the town’s “image is tarnished.”
Marbella se queja (Marbella complains), a Facebook page that boasts more than 22,000 followers, has been putting pressure on the local council by posting videos and pictures daily of the state some beaches are in, with each post attracting thousands of views and hundreds comments.