RESIDENTS living on Benidorm’s Levante seafront have been complaining about the state of the Costa Blanca resort’s promenade. Benidorm was less affected by Storm Gloria than many other coastal towns and what storm damage it suffered was immediately repaired, but residents claim that the entire promenade requires more than that.
“What it really needs a complete overhaul,” one long-term resident maintained. The Paseo de Levante was remodelled between 1986 and 1992 but paint is now peeling on lampposts and bollards, which are also rusted. The marble paving, which has been in place for many decades, is cracked in some places. It needs deep-cleaning, together with benches and lampposts that are stained with what looks like dog urine, residents said. Those who live and work in the area also pointed out that bollards should be made higher or more visible, as pedestrians frequently trip over after failing to see them.