Spain travel warning as six beach rules could result in fines of up to €3,000 for holidaymakers

Holidaymakers are expected to flock to Spain this year with the easing of Covid restrictions in recent months.

Last month, costly testing requirements for people returning to Scotland were scrapped, while the need to complete a passenger locator form was also scrapped.

Travelers are also no longer legally required to complete a period of quarantine upon returning to Scotland – regardless of their vaccination status.

Traditional favorite hotspots are expected to see an increase in visitor numbers as these restrictions ease.

And April 2022 will be the first month international travel returns to near pre-pandemic levels in two years.

easyJet says more than 30% of people in the UK plan to visit Spain at some point this year.

Although Covid laws and regulations have eased elsewhere, there are still a number of rules holidaymakers should be aware of when heading to the beach – or they could face a €3,000 fine, reports Wales Online.

It ranges from bad clothing to general bad behavior on the beach.

Over 30% of Brits would plan a holiday to Spain this year

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For those heading to or from the beach, you will need to cover up on most public streets. Men walking around shirtless or women wearing only bikinis or bathing suits can be fined €300. These fines have reportedly already been imposed on Barcelona and Mallorca.

Do not use soap or shampoo

In all Spanish beach showers it is illegal to wash with soap and shampoo and you can be fined up to €750 if caught doing so. This is because the chemicals in these products are harmful to marine life.

No sleep

After a long night of drinking, many head perilously to the beach to sleep after the night’s excesses. However, doing so overnight is totally prohibited and in areas like Valencia, it can land you a fine of €1,500. Camping on the beach is also illegal and could result in the payment of the same fees.

Keep your kit on

Although popular throughout Europe, if you go naked on a non-nudist beach, expect to be hit with harsh bailouts and a fine of up to €750.

No barbecues

A gray area with some destinations, you may need to request permission to barbecue on the beach. But in some areas like Salobrena you can be fined a whopping €3,000.


After a successful pilot project last year, the Spanish government is expanding a non-smoking policy on popular beaches in Spain. Beaches and smoke-free zones include locations in Galicia, Murcia, Catalonia, Andalusia, Asturias, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands. If you are caught smoking on a smoke-free beach, you will be fined €30.