Disappearing beaches

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Disappearing beaches
PLAYA BABILONIA: Part of this badly-eroded Guardamar’s beaches is no longer considered safe Photo credit: Zarateman

FIRST-LINE over-development was blamed for the regression and erosion of beaches in Alicante City, Elche and Guardamar.

Experts from the Institute of Coastal Ecology explained that these “weak spots” were vulnerable to high winds and heavy seas.

This was aggravated in the case of Alicante City’s Albufereta beach, located at the mouth of a watercourse that during bad weather disgorges millions of litres of rainwater and sediment that wash away everything in their path.

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Sections of developed coastline where dunes had disappeared were also at risk, as these can no longer be replenished naturally, the institute maintained.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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