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Warning about new beach rules

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Category: Tourism / Turismo
Forum Name: Beaches / As Praias
Forum Description: Albufeira's beaches / As Praias de Albufeira
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Topic: Warning about new beach rules
Posted By: administrator
Subject: Warning about new beach rules
Date Posted: 01/April/2018 at 01:51

Since many of the beach users have been disregarding the warning signs about the danger of possible cliff collapsing, authorities will now impose new rules and penalties to those who won’t respect the minimum safety distance when laying on the beach next to any rock formations with these warning signs.

If you are caught placing your towel or personal belongings and remaining within a few meters from the dangerous designated areas you could be identified by local authorities or lifeguards and prohibited to stay and to come back to any beach in the area for a period of at least 7 days. This new rule has been approved across the region and starts today. It will be put into practice until the end of the bathing season.

We strongly recommend people enjoying the beaches in the Algarve to look out for those signs and follow instructions if you don’t want to be banned from accessing the beach during your holiday. You have been warned.

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Posted By: hamlet
Date Posted: 01/April/2018 at 17:44
Hello and thank you for that information.
A late night or were you up early! My guess is just in from
the boozer I can imagine the police report,look out for two sun
worshipers. She can be recognised with a tiny weeny polka dot bikini
And he WELL, wearing a pair of shorts.
Admin why not fool us with the camera on the strip has been re-instated.
Enjoy the rest of Easter.

Posted By: administrator
Date Posted: 02/April/2018 at 10:33
This was of course an April fool's joke. No such rule has been passed or even discussed (as far as we know). Still, we'd like to remind people that there is a real danger of staying close to the cliffs with those signs on. There is definitely a chance of some collapsing, and it doesn't happen only at night or when there's no one around. A few years ago, 5 people lost their life on a beach in Albufeira (Maria Luisa Beach) due to part of a rock formation falling on them without warning on a summer day. So please, do follow the instructions and stay clear of the danger areas. Have a great stay in Albufeira!

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Posted By: Jock
Date Posted: 02/April/2018 at 17:40
You got me! I took it in completely. Well done.

It is no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase 'As pretty as an Airport' appear. Douglas Adams

Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 05/April/2018 at 12:40
In parts of France if you sit where the signs tell you not to, chaps from the Police Nationale ask you to move along please, and sometimes not nicely.

Not such a bad idea perhaps,  to protect people from their own stupidity and save a lot of work and grief later.

Albufeira Resident public transport information for the Algarve

Posted By: simpson
Date Posted: 09/April/2018 at 09:49
I finally realise why most locals in both Spain and Portugal and Greece always sit near the water . We used to joke it was because they did not like walking down the beach and every one looking at them. But it makes sense now they wanted to avoid rock falls. Being townies we would not think about cliffs collapsing. Always follow the locals example so long as its sensible that is.

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