SPAIN has been forced to close busy beaches in the new world of social distancing – and most Brits have not even landed on Spanish soil yet.
Holidaymaker hotspot Bolonia Beach in Tarifa, the nearby Valdevaqueros Beach, Maro Beach near Nerja and two beaches in Coruna were all closed down over the weekend due to overcrowding. Many beach-goers waited in line to be able to get a spot on the sand.
Some beaches have installed special electronic systems to count people on to the beach and others rely upon the police to make the decision.
Benidorm have opted for a pre-booking system to help ease numbers on its beaches, which are particularly popular with Brits.
The closures come as part of the ‘new normal’ measures, which insist on reduced capacities on beaches to allow for social distancing. It is part of the government’s ‘Beach Safety Plan.’