Mijas beaches badly affected by storms with Easter approaching

Yellow weather warning issued by AEMET for Malaga province

Image of high waves on a beach. image: Flickr- Charlie Day

After Mijas council had prepared the municipality’s beaches for Easter, along came the storms and damaged them

Mijas town council, on the Costa del Sol, had only just finished preparing the municipality’s beaches into optimal condition ready for the influx of tourists this Easter, when the storms came. The result is a string of beaches along the coastline all badly affected.

As explained by Jose Carlos Martin, the Mijas councillor for beaches, “We are losing a lot of sand; the sea has moved, and destroyed the imitation wood concrete corridors that we had already installed on the beaches for Easter, as well as two rescue platforms, and two showers”.

Spain’s Met Office, AEMET, has already issued more orange alerts for high waves in Malaga province, caused by possible Force 8 or 9 winds from the east and northeast. Waves of up to four or six metres high could hit the already partially destroyed beaches.

“We have launched an emergency operation to control what this storm might bring, and to fix any subsequent damage”, added Martin. He assured that “department operators are attentive to the state of the beaches and their evolution”.

Luckily, the coastal pathway has not been affected and the three new sections recently opened have responded very well to the circumstances.

“We have to start from scratch to get our beaches ready for Holy Week, because the storm has spoiled everything. Hopefully, the weather will subside on Wednesday, when we will be just five days away from Palm Sunday. We will not skimp on the means and efforts to combat damage caused by this inclement weather to prepare the coast for the arrival of tourists”, concluded Mr Martin, as reported by laopiniondemalaga.es.


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Chris King

Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at editorial@euroweeklynews.com