Marbella’s beaches polluted by repair work

Fontanilla beach

MARBELLA’S push to finish repair work before the tourist season begins has left many worried about the damages they could be causing to their waters.

Images have been posted on social media showing muddy-brown waters stretching along the Fontanilla beach, as well as many locals saying they are reluctant to swim in it.

Ciudadanos member Guillermo Diaz has called for permanent fixes for Marbella’s beaches, which lose tonnes of sand during storms.

“Marbella’s beaches these days are sun, sea and trucks bringing sand,” he said and adding the president of Costa del Sol Tourism, Elias Bendodo, and mayor of Marbella, José Bernal, should “assume responsibility” before the town’s “image is tarnished.” 

Marbella se queja (Marbella complains), a Facebook page that boasts more than 22,000 followers, has been putting pressure on the local council by posting videos and pictures daily of the state some beaches are in, with each post attracting thousands of views and hundreds comments.


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    • Roy Peters

      07 June 2017 • 18:01

      A permanent fix for this sand loss problem would be to install concrete posts in the water about 100yds off the beach several feet apart to break up the power of the waves before they reach the beach.
      This would be more effective and save the Ayuntamento tens of thousands of euros a year. It is scandalous that so much money is spent on the beaches when it could be used for something else.


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