Many Spanish coastal towns have their own beach rules. Some of these regulations seem controversial and the ABC newspaper writes that if they are violated, there will be fines and the most important new rules.
In many coastal towns, swimming with a red flag carries a fine of between 100 and 1,500 euros. There are no general rules regarding the presence of dogs on beaches, but where they are not allowed, fines of up to $3,000 can be imposed for violating the ban. Euro. In Ibiza, you can pay 3,000 to take your dog off-leash to the beach. Euro fine.
Spanish Holidays – What can you get fined for?
There are 540 “smoke-free” beaches across the country – with a fine of €450 for smoking a cigarette. The interpretation of this rule is that smoking can be annoying to others, especially if there are a lot of people on the beach. Besides, smokers used to leave cigarette butts in the sand.
Listening to loud music is also fined and the fine can be as high as 700 euros. Many beaches in Cantabria, Murcia and Valencia have adopted such an arrangement.
Camping is prohibited on beaches throughout Spain. Failure to do so will result in costs of 40 euros for an overnight stay and 50 to 150 euros for a day camp for every square meter illegally occupied. In Murcia, parking a car in one spot for more than three days is fined 1,500 euros.
It is not allowed to reserve places on the beaches with umbrellas from the morning when there are no tourists; For this, fines range from 300 to 750 euros.
Fires are not allowed on any of the beaches, and in Elche you can pay between 300 and 1500 euros for such an offence.
Bathing in beach showers with soap and shampoo is banned across the country; Violation of the rule costs 750 euros.
Some sports and activities are not allowed on the beaches, e.g. Building sandcastles or moats is prohibited in some areas of Tenerife. Such games can be fined up to 500 euros.
However, the most controversial ban concerns the issue of urinating at sea. In Vigo, a fine of 750 euros is imposed for fulfilling a physiological need in the sea or on the sand. Many people ask themselves: who and how will control the bathers so that they do not urinate in the sea? – References “ABC”. So far, the local authorities have not clarified this issue.
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