The recent storm which included rain, gusts of wind, and rather intense waves have caused a total of 450,000 euros worth of damage to Marbella’s beaches. This has happened less than a month before Easter Week which is typically considered the first week of the holidays in the Costa del Sol.
The promenade in front of Marbellamar has been closed and around 10,000 cubic metres of sand must be replaced in La Venus, El Faro, La Fontanilla and Casablanca. However, the San Pedro Alcantara and Nueva Andalucia beaches have also been damaged.
On the Casablanca beach, the sea managed to reach the doors of its beach bars which exposed the sewage pipes and the roots of palm trees, and the foundations of some buildings. The event has forced 45 metres of the promenade, where the storm was beating the wall yesterday, to shut as a preventative measure.
Around 9,956 cubic metres of sand must be replaced and repairs to the breakwater wall that is attached to the Marbellamar promenade also need to be attended to. The water has managed to find its way into the kitchen and the terrace of the Trocadero beach bar. Team members were working recently to clean it up and remove the mud.
In addition, there has been huge damage to beach installations such as footbaths and showers and to over 7,000 metres of electrical conduits which must be fixed to safely restore the lighting. Unfortunately, the recent strike from transport workers could impact how quickly the damage is repaired.