Beautiful beaches

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    COASTAL municipalities are still repairing the damage caused to their beaches by the numerous storms over the course of the winter and spring.

    Pilar de la Horadada town hall has started removing remnants of Posidonia oceanica seagrass from the beach by the port. Meanwhile Torrevieja town hall is investing €63,000 to replace sand on Playa de los Locos.

    A Torrevieja council spokesman said the ‘particularly intense’ storms in March and early April – with high winds, heavy rain and sea storms – ‘caused various damage to the coast in Alicante province that needs addressing without delay’.

    On April 11, the ministry for ecological transition’s coasts department (Costas) authorised the necessary work to repair damage to coasts in south-east Spain.

    This includes replacing the sediment lost from Playa de los Locos with 2,500 tonnes of sand with the same physical and chemical characteristics (colour, composition, size of grains) as that which was used to restore the beach in 2019.

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