Authorisation needed for Benidorm photoshoots

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Benidorm photoshoots
PROFESSIONALS: No ban on photoshoots but permission now required Photo credit: Francisco Nicolas Mercader Roman

PROFESSIONAL photographers will now need town hall permission for photoshoots on Benidorm’s beaches.

While confirming that authorisation is now necessary, the local government refuted claims from Ciudadanos councillor Ana Perez that they would also have to pay.

Beaches councillor Monica Gomez explained that during the “new reality,” complying with health and safety regulations was a priority.

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Regarding the beaches, it was “fundamental” to respect capacity, social distancing and the use of facemasks, Gomez said.

“This department is not hindering the work of professional photographers on Benidorm’s beaches,” she insisted.  “On the contrary we are facilitating it.”

The town hall was aware of professional photographers’ present situation, Gomez added, and its objective was “achieving economic rationality” while complying with existing norms and procedures when granting access to Benidorm’s beaches.


“This includes specific photo shoots for celebrations,” the councillor pointed out.

“Professional and commercial photographers have their most effective mediator in the Beaches department and Benidorm town hall,” Gomez declared.


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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