Marbella Beaches Get Easter Makeover
The beaches of Marbella will receive an addition of 70,000 cubic meters of sand, guaranteeing the success of Holy Week and summer.
Marbella’s Mayor, Ángeles Muñoz, announced that this year the beaches of Marbella will receive an addition of at least 70,000 cubic meters of sand “to face with greater guarantees both the tourist peak season and Holy Week”.
The Mayor detailed that the actions “will be from San Pedro Alcántara to Cabopino, and that these additions will almost triple last year’s cubic meters of sand”.
The most urgent work will take place before Easter, like the clearing of the beaches of San Pedro Alcántara, which in addition will pave the way to receive the dredged sand from the waters of Puerto Banus.
To this is added the dredging of the Puerto Deportivo de Cabopino that has now begun and the La Bajadilla port, awaiting its Junta de Andalucía permit. Before Easter, also work on the beaches of the centre of Marbella will be undertaken, while two important works will take place between Cabopino and El Cable.
The first will consist of the transfer of surplus sand from the El Cable beach towards the eastern edge and the surplus of Cabopino sand to El Realejo.
The definitive durability of Marbella and San Pedro’s beaches was the subject of a meeting celebrated between the City and the Department of Coastal Demarcation.
In addition, Muñoz announced commencement of replanting the Dunas de Artola, a vital project for the regeneration and protection of the province’s most important dune area for which a budget 1.2 million euros was allotted by the Ministry of the Environment.
The work of regeneration and environmental protection includes the creation of a pedestrian walkway around the perimeter of the dune system, with the construction of a barrier to prevent vehicle access.
In addition, wooden walkways will be installed over the dunes, allowing pedestrian access to the beach, creating access to Torre Ladrones, and on which benches and wooden bins will be placed while removing old sidewalks in the dune system.
Additionally there will be replantation with native vegetation, as well as the planting of cork oaks and junipers while invasive plant species are to be removed. The project will be completed with the installation of panels indicating pedestrian accesses and the description of various environmental, cultural, and touristic aspects.