New rules for national & international holidaymakers to Spain’s beaches from Costa del Sol to Costa Blanca

Beaches across the country are introducing new beach regulations to minimise the risk of Covid-19 contagion.

Coastal towns across Spain are introducing new beach rules and regulations for both local and international holidaymakers after de-escalation, so they can enjoy the country’s beaches safely, and avoid the risk of Covid-19 contagion.
ALTHOUGH certain rules and regulations vary according to province/region, there are some rules that apply to all regions. Not adhering to some of the new beach restrictions could result in fines of up to €3,000. Here are some of the new beach rules that must be observed to ensure everyone’s safety.

  1. Beach-goers must practise strict personal hygiene. Shower before and after going to the beach, and ensure that all beach accessories and beachwear are clean. Individuals must ensure one towel per person.
  2. It’s also vital keep your hands clean, avoid touching the nose and mouth and swallowing water. Footwear, such as flip flops, are compulsory to use toilet facilities and communal wash areas.
  3. Safe distances of around 2.5 metres must be maintained between umbrellas, towels and people to avoid contagion. Remember to place parasols/umbrellas at least six metres from the sea, to avoid fines.
  4. No group sports such as volleyball or football are allowed, nor are games, such as tag, or beach tennis. Lilo and water toys for water recreation are also prohibited.
  5. Do not bathe/swim in prohibited areas.

6. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
7. Families/individuals are advised to spend no more than four hours on the beach, either        in the morning or afternoon to avoid overcrowding.
8. Use bags to store waste, ensuring they are closed and disposed of properly in the rubbish bin (on the beach) or waste container (in the street). Fines will be issued for not disposing of face masks/gloves properly.

  1. Beach patrol/life-guard instructions must be obeyed.
  2. Bringing an animal to the beach is prohibited.
  3. Beach BBQs, night gatherings and parties are also prohibited.
  4. Stay home if you have Covid-19 or flu like symptoms.
  5. Pay special attention to the information posters about Covid-19 as regulations and rules may vary, according to different regions/provinces.


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    • K

      01 June 2020 • 17:37

      Are the government in Spain totally out of sync. The new regulations for the beaches are just stupid.
      Shower before going
      Shower when you leave
      No toilet
      Not aloud smoking.
      Wandering what that group was smoking when they made this rules

    • Mystic lady

      02 June 2020 • 10:02

      To k
      I didnt read anything about not smoking nor about not using toilet. It says to wear flip flops when using toilet. Think youve been reading something not there

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