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15th May 2023

Irish holidaymakers warned as popular beaches in Spain closed until July ‘at earliest’

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Torrebermeja beach

The warning impacts those going away in May and June.

Holidaymakers have been warned that two popular beaches on Spain’s Costa del Sol are set to be closed for a number of months during the summer.

The Mirror has reported that both the Torrebermeja and Las Gaviotas beaches have been partially closed since March due to ongoing improvement works on the Malapesquera breakwater.

The closure will end in July at the earliest according to authorities in Benalmádena but the current situation could impact Irish people heading on holiday to the area.

While the beach itself is closed, tourists will still be able to go to the bars and restaurants in the surrounding area.

And while the beach remains closed during the weekdays, they reopen each weekend which will allow visitors some access to the sea.

Local councillor Encarnación Cortés said that the beaches will be open from Friday at noon each weekend and expected to be back open to the public on a full time basis from July 1st.

She told The Mirror: “We have also agreed with the company to open the affected beaches to the public during the weekends, from Friday at noon, when the trucks cease their activity, and we will condition the sand as quickly as possible for the arrival of the users.

“During the next few weeks, these beaches will not give tourists the good image they are used to, but it is a work that has been in demand by the beach sector for many years: the expansion of the dam will undoubtedly benefit the stabilization of this strip of the Benalmádena coastline.

“Next summer we will begin to experience the positive consequences of this action, and the affected beach entrepreneurs have received the news of the imminent start of the works with satisfaction, even though they are aware that they will be affected during its execution.”


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