Clamp­ing down on beach space sav­ing

Costa Levante News - - NEWS -

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.

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