WORK has started today (December 9) on regenerating Torrevieja’s Los Locos beach on the Costa Blanca in Spain.
Councillor for Beaches Antonio Vidal, reported that the provincial coastal authority is initially spreading 12,000 cubic metres of sand.
The main objective is to widen the beach to about 20 metres along its central stretch. This popular and crowded beach has been reduced in width in recent years as the sand has been washed away by storm waves.
Originally the project was scheduled to begin early next year but it was decided to bring work forward because of the damage caused by the September, storm.
It is planned to have completed the delivery and spreading of the 12,00o cubic metres of sand by the end of January.
Antonio Vidal said that the sand has been brought in from a quarry in Abanilla (Murcia) rather than using dredged marine sand.
It is hoped that the more granular quality of the quarried material will prove more resistant to storm damage.