The Coastal Law covers the whole of the Spanish coast and is enforced through the national ‘Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine affairs’ (“Costas”) with regional offices, also in Las Palmas, Gran Canarias.
The Office of the Environment in Las Plamas has filed a prosecution at the Court of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, against the former head of the Canarian Coastal Authority José Maria Hernandez. The charge is one of administrative malfeasance (wrongdoing in public office) and forgery of official documents. The prosecution is that the allowance to build the beach was give verbal without taking into account the requirement of the coastal ministry.
At the man-made new beach a wall has been built recently with rocks to protect the people living there again high tides.