The high winds that whipped through Nerja over the weekend have caused some more damage to the already dilapidated section of the promenade that runs east from Plaza Cangrejos at Torrecilla beach. The strong winds have left several of the street lights hanging from the strong winds, causing one section of the walk to be taped off to protect members of the public.

The railings along this section of the promenade are rusting away and are overdue for replacement. The railings in the other direction, towards the beach, were all replaced at the beginning of 2012, with smart new polished stainless steel tubing. Nerja council have asked the Coasts department to fund this final phase of the railings, at a budgeted cost of €70,000.

The old railings were installed in 2000 by the Coasts Department and required annual maintenance to protect the metal from the harsh sea air. The council argues that as the Coasts Department were responsible for specifying and fitting the original railings, they should be responsible for their replacement.

New Railings At Torrecilla

This eastern section of the promenade goes nowhere, as it finishes in a dead-end. Visitors can often be seen heading into the bamboo at the end of the path, fruitlessly hoping to find a way to the Balcon de Europa, which is tantalisingly within sight.

Old Failed Railings At Torrecilla

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