The long closed Paseo de los Carabineros cliff path that links Calahonda beach to Burriana is to be surveyed by Nerja council to determine how stable it is. This study is one of the preliminary steps being taken with the objective of reopening a section of the path. Once the study is complete, it will be incorporated into the plan that will then be sent to the Coasts department for approval.

The stretch that will open to the public, if reports are favourable, will be about 200 meters long in total. The footpath has been officially closed for many years because of dangerous rock falls.

The Costas (coasts) department has responsibility for this footpath and have installed barriers and signs warning of the dangers. Although officially closed, many people just climb over the barriers, or join the path from points that are not blocked off and walk along the footpath, which is almost deserted even in the height of summer.

The Nerja councillor for the environment Nieves Atencia has previously said that the council will do everything it can to re-open the path to the public.

The entrances to the footpath can be seen at the western end of Burriana beach and also from Carabeo and Calahonda beaches.

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