Benidorm cracks down on unruly British tourists

Benidorm is taking action on badly behaved tourists by imposing a set of tough new regulations.

The town hall has developed a 73 article code that, if passed this week, would ban people from the beach between midnight and 7am. This would put an end to the beach drinking sessions and romantic encounters popular in the destination.

The seaside town is also cracking down on people planting an umbrella in the beach at sunrise to reserve the best spot. This could prompt a fine of 150 euros.

Visitors to the beach could even face fines for building sandcastles, urinating in the sea or playing ball games.

Officials say the rules are necessary to clean up the resort and make sure the beach does not lose its European Blue Flag status.

The move follows the decision by Spanish authorities to apply for World Heritage Site status from UNESCO.



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