Brit holidaymakers warned they face HUGE new fines over common act at one of Spain's top beaches | The Sun

Brit holidaymakers warned they face HUGE new fines over common act at one of Spain's top beaches | The Sun


BRITS and other tourists could face stiff new fines this summer when they hit the beaches in Spain.

Laws have been introduced to crackdown on "undesirable" behaviour on some popular beaches on the holiday island of Majorca.

Ses Salines council – which regulates the seaside on the southern part of the Balearic beauty spot – has signed off on new bylaws on the beaches, reports Majorca Daily Bulletin.

The tough crackdown is designed to get rid of rowdy tourists as the council wants to win coveted Blue Flag status for the area around Colonia de Sant Jordi.

New laws ban the use of speakers, radios, and musical instruments that "may cause a nuisance".

The only music allowed is that which has been previously sanctioned by council bosses.


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Street and beach vendors are also banned – as is camping on the beaches, lighting fires, or detonating fireworks.

Nakedness is also banned on the beach.

Anyone found in breach of these bylaws will face fines of up to 3,000 euros (£2,500), according to the local council.

Mayor Juan Rodríguez said: "It is now essential to have the bylaw in order to be eligible for blue flags, and in Ses Salines there was no regulation of this type in the past.

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"It will also serve to regulate the services of beach concessionaires."

Many popular Spanish destinations are introducing new laws to try and crack down on bad behaviour to improve their image.

Some resorts are wanting to shake off the images of packed rowdy beaches and boozy strips of bars.

Other parts of Majorca have introduced laws to ban men walking topless and women in bikinis away from the beach.

And there are new laws to stop people smoking on the sand.

It is estimated some 2.3million British tourists every year visit Majorca.

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