Five beaches along Albufeira’s coastline are to be extended with around 600,000 cubic metres of sand as part of a four million euro investment to protect the cliffs from sea erosion.
According to the Instituto da Água, the national water institute, which has put a project out to tender, the work will consist of dredging sand from the sea, from depths of more than 18 metres, onto the beaches along a two kilometre stretch of Albufeira’s coastline.
The beaches will be extended by around 30 metres in urbanised areas and 50 metres between Praia dos Pescadores and the Auramar hotel. The work is also due to include the construction of a barrier along the eastern side of the cove to stop the sand from being washed away.
Two drainage channels for rain water to flow out at Inatel beach will also be refurbished as part of the project.
The work is expected to take around four months to complete and is due to be finished before the next summer season.
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