New Sand For Beaches In Almuñecar

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New Sand For Beaches In Almuñecar
New Sand For Beaches In Almuñecar Credit: Town hall

New Sand For Beaches In Almuñecar.

New sand has been announced for beaches in Almuñecar. The beaches of Almuñecar and La Herradura were previously damaged by storms and had suffered from sand loss.

The work is set to begin on June 15 and the beaches to benefit from this are Velilla beach and Cotobro beach, in Almuñécar, and the area of Peña Parda, on the beach of La Herradura.

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Daniel Barbero, the Councillor for Beaches and Tourism, has highlighted the fact that this action comes at the perfect time because: “if it had been done before we would have run the risk that a storm would have taken the sand”.

The Provincial Delegate for Costas has commented that his department is carrying out a study to improve access to Playa Currumbico.

Barbero has also commented that: “we will continue to demand a definitive solution for the beaches of Velilla, Cotobro and the area of Peña Parda, in La Herradura”.


The decision to add new sand to the beaches is an about turn on what had previously been decided when the Ministry stated that “it has no plans to carry out emergency works on the coast of Almuñécar as it considers that the circumstances” did not warrant it.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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