The much delayed project was finally approved not long after the destructive storm of December, 2008
Besides giving the waterfront a new look, the upgrade is also expected to solve the recurring problems of low levels of sand — as well as other storm damage — at S’Abanell beach.
The city, which just last year declared itself to be ‘gay friendly’, denied organizers a permit saying that gay tourism cannot coexist with the family-friendly image Blanes wants to portray.
The tourist season is in full swing, but the City Council of Blanes is still waiting for Spain’s Ministry of the Environment to make good on its promise to deposit 250.000 cubic meters of sand on the beach of S’Abanell.
Delivery will likely take place in late July or early August.
A winter storm causes much damage in Blanes and other towns along the Costa Brava.
Blanes is affected by the economic realities facing Spain, but the town is alive and well and remains a top tourist destination.