Nova Mar Bella beach reopens with November’s storm damage now repaired

The wall of the seafront at the beach was damaged and the sand gone, meaning work was required to reconstruct the wall and build a jetty to protect it, with 26,000 cubic metres of sand added, plus new paving along the seafront and more.

21/05/2024 16:15 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

The Ciaran and Domingos maritime storms damaged the wall at the seafront and eroded the beach, leaving it without enough sand to guarantee the usual activity there.

The work to repair the damage took six months and cost 1.7 million euros.

Redistribution of 17,000 m3 of sand in May

The city’s beaches lose 30,000 cubic metres of sand every year. To mitigate the consequences of this erosion, groynes and underwater seawalls are installed and the sand redistributed from points where it accumulates to spots where more is needed.

The beaches affected the most by the loss of sand include the Barceloneta, Somorrostro and Sant Sebastià beaches. Some 17,000 m3 of sand will be added to these coastal spaces this month so that they are ready for the different uses made of them in the summer season.


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