A €1.8 million project to replenish sand at the D. Ana beach in Lagos, which had been on hold since 2009, finally kicked off on Monday (April 13).
As the local council explained, the project was supposed to begin six years ago but had to be revised and only now received the green light from the Portuguese Environmental Agency (APA).
This means the beach and its parking and access routes will be partially closed to the public during the work, which is expected to last up to June 15.
The good news, says the council, is that the work will extend the beach by an extra 40 metres, “giving tourists more space as well as creating a security zone near the cliffs”.
“This intervention is considered indispensable to the protection of the beach and the security of beach-goers,” the council added.