Balermo loses patience over its eroded beach

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Balermo loses patience over its eroded beach
SOLUTIONS NEEDED: Balermo residents fear for their eroded beach Photo credit: Diputacion de Almeria

HUNDREDS of Balermo residents descended on Almeria City on December 17, demanding a solution for their vanishing beach.

The beach has been slowly dying since 2019, they maintained, disappearing at an ever-faster rate during successive storms, gales and heavy seas, they complained.

The demonstrators, who have the support of the Diputacion provincial council, included politicians, local associations and representatives from the neighbouring towns of Berja and Dalias

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After assembling outside the Provincial Coastal Service where they left a symbolic pile of sand, they continued along the Paseo as far as the central government’s Sub-delegation.

“This is a dramatic situation, we have lost half of our beach and many residents fear for their homes,” the Balerma Beach Working Committee declared in a letter to the Sub-delegation.

“What our grandparents lived through a century ago is being repeated now,” the letter warned.


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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