JUST over a month ago, Storm Gloria devastated much of the Costa Blanca coastline. Although the Marina Baja escaped the worst of the bad weather, Albir seafront was inevitably affected, said the town hall’s Technical Services councillor Oscar Perez. Assisted by SAV, Alfaz’s street-cleaning concessionary, his department has been working since then to bring the beach and the Paseo de las Estrellas promenade back to normal. Days of strong wind and pounding waves covered the Paseo with mud, pebbles and debris from the sea but after three days, seafront restaurants, cafes and shops were able to reopen, said Tourism and Beaches councillor Luis Morant. He and Perez recently visited the beach and Albir seafront to inspect the work that has continued since last month, allowing residents and tourists to enjoy the excellent February temperatures.
“The beach now looks the way that it always does and people can stroll along the Pase de las Estrellas, sunbathe or even swim at the Raco d’Albir beach,” Morant said.