Photos. Adeje Ayuntamiento.
Updated 6 March 2018: Nigel has sent in the three pictures immediately below (left) which he says he took a couple of days ago. He says “the beach hasn’t survived the first storm very well! I think this has pushed the opening day back quite a few weeks.” I’ve put them in as thumbnails, please just click on the images to see full size.
Updated 31 October 2017: I’m grateful to Nick for the photos below showing the situation on this beach area as of this month. As he says, the photos were taken on 12 October, so there are probably still a few months to go I would guess!
Original post 29 October 2016: Adeje Ayuntamiento has announced that up to €2m is to be spent on works to improve the swimming zone along the strand that flanks El Duque beach by the Hotel Bahía del Duque. El Beril beach will also get a facelift as part of the plan, given its location in part of the tourist zone that continues to grow in popularity.
Adeje tourism councillor Ermitas Moreira García and Municipal Works councillor Carmen Rosa González Cabrera say that the work to recondition the beach is part of overall improvements being made to the Costa Adeje public and private infrastructures. The managing concessionary of the area added that since the beach has not to date fully met the needs of the growing number of users, it was felt vital “to put an improvement plan in place that could adapt the bathing zone to meet the new needs of the resident and visitor population, while also respecting the environmental needs of the area. The changes will give the area added value”.
The works will see an enlargement in the sandy zone to cater for the increased number of beach users during the year. Using local stone, the plan is to create a dry sandy zone of 14,000 square metres, three new beach accesses for people with reduced mobility, ramps throughout the beach zone, showers adapted for all users, and wooden walkways, adequate rubbish bins, etc. There will also be improvements to the five existing steps down to the beach from the pedestrian area.
Works have already started which does mean that for the time being there are some restrictions and barriers in place for the safety of pedestrians.