Rockslides prevented at Javea beaches

Granadella: Experts work to ensure that the nets are effective.

Safety nets at the Javea’s Granadella and Ambolo beaches have been examined and repaired.


Maintaning the triple-torsion wire netting that prevents rocks from falling to the beach has a €15,000 budget, the town hall announced.  

Specialists were recently working at the southern end of the Granadella beach, where the netting was installed 10 years ago.

Inspection revealed that it had split in some places and was rusty in others owing to the passage of time and weathering.

This netting was removed, repaired and reattached once more with stainless steel anchorings.

A 300-square metre area of cliff face was repaired in all, as the local Environment department decided to extend maintenance as far as the second cove.

The entrance to the Ambolo beach, where a different type of netting is needed to control larger rocks, was also inspected.

Fallen rocks were first removed from the inside the netting before it was repaired where necessary.

Despite these repairs the beach, closed because of the danger of landslides, is not officially open to the public, the town hall said.

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