Clamping down on beach space saving
By Joe Wickman PEÑÍSCOLA town hall has vowed to stop people from plac- ing their parasols or towels on the beach as a way of reserving the spot for future use.
The decision has been made in order to promote coexistence, as residents are getting fed up with finding several rows of items on the beach without anyone actually using them.
Both tourists and residents are guilty of partaking in this behaviour, making their way to the beach in the early hours of the morning to reserve a specific spot, leaving and then returning later on, when there are crowds of people and it would otherwise be impossible to find space near the shore.
Mayor Andrés Martínez explained that pamphlets will be given out, reminding people that 'reserving space on the sand is not permitted under municipal ordinance since 2012'.
He added that those caught doing so will first be cautioned, and then fined up to €750 if they disobey the warnings.