In response to criticism relating to the recent replenishment of sand on Ferrara Playa beach in Torrox Costa and its almost immediate disappearance, the Department of Coasts has defended its action saying that when the stormy weather subsides, much of the sand will return.

The Department of Coasts say that without the replenishment, the consequences of the bad weather would have been much worse. They add that the sand has not been lost but is merely at the bottom of the sea, a little further out than normal, and much of it will return when the weather changes.