Following the heavy rains in May, which caused landslides on the cliff face surrounding the beach, the Cala Capitan walkway remains closed to pedestrians
Local residents are disgusted that no solution has yet been found to the problem 3 months on, despite the Orihuela Costa being inundated with visitors and tourists to the area, with hundreds of people using the beach for a swim or a walk every day.
A sign still warns that the walkway adjacent to Cala Capitan beach is closed because of the risk of landslides. At the time of the rains there were a number of large rocks dislodged which dropped onto the walkway and as such the authorities said that the area presented a considerable danger to members of the public
The matter was immediately referred to Director General of Coasts to take action as the strip is in the public domain. However, a spokesman from Orihuela said that "The Coastal service has not yet responded to the notifications we’ve sent to them."
Without advice from the Coastal authority the Orihuela City Council says that they have are unable to take any action as they need the permission of Costas to undertake any work. The matter is in the hands of the Coastal Authority and it is up to them to carry out the necessary repairs.
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