Beaches let off lightly in Altea, Costa Blanca

INSPECTION: Altea’s mayor and councillors at the Espigo beachPhoto credit: Altea town hal

THE recent spell of bad weather left its mark on Altea’s beaches without causing serious damage. Diego Zaragozi, Jose Orozco and Rafael Ramon, respective councillors for Infrastructure, Urban Development and Patrimony, accompanied Altea’s mayor Jaume Llinares and Tourism councillor Xelo Gonzalez as they visited the affected areas, including the Playa del Espigo, as the storm began to abate. “It is vital to act as quickly as possible to ensure that things soon return to normal,” Zaragozi said. The councillor explained that heavy waves had deposited large amounts of pebbles and stones on the promenade borderingthe urban beaches.“Some zones, like Paseo Sant Pere in front of the San Miguel hotel, are especially vulnerable and we had to close several metres of the road there,” Zaragozi said. “Stones and shingle from the Espigo beach also reached the pedestrian area, although by and large there has been only minor disruption.”Municipal employees had worked since early morning,cleaning the promenade and removing the stones, seaweed and driftwood washed up by the storm. “Once the bad weather remitsentirely we shall be better able to judge the state of the beaches. Nevertheless, there has been no lasting damage,” Zaragozi said

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