Going to the beach could cost you an arm and a leg!

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NOT much of the summer is left but for those who are yet to go on holidays it is good time to be reminded that not all beach activities are appropriate across Spanish coasts. 

If you thought that something as natural as listening to music or playing beach tennis was acceptable everywhere, think again. 

Entrance to Spanish beaches continues to be as free as always but website Legalitas has released a list of things which could end in you having to pay hundreds of euros.

  • Valencia: sleeping at the beach in this province is completely forbidden with fines between €751 and €1,500.
  • Motril: listening to music on loud speakers or playing instruments is banned on beaches across this Granada town. 
  • On the Chipiona and San Sebastian beaches, the entrance of pets is forbidden, except for guide dogs. 
  • Those who want to play with a ball or with rackets can only do so in authorised areas of Cadiz beaches, while in Malaga it is okay to play as long as you do it at a distance of six or more metres from other beach-goers. 
  • Nudism is only allowed on nudist beaches. Users seen unclothed on regular beaches can face fines of up to €750. 
  • Using soap or shampoo to wash yourself in beach showers is also forbidden in all Spanish beaches. The same goes for anyone seen washing themselves with products in the seas of Valencia, Malaga and Benidorm. 

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