For the last five years Torrox has imposed a brolly ban when it comes to reserving space on a beach prior to using it, but people don’t learn.
This year brings the Covid Summer so the Policía Local are being even more diligent in this aspect because of beach-capacity restrictions, especially on Playa Ferrara and Playa El Morche.
“This year we have Covid-19 as an additional reason to be responsible about not leaving our beach equipment in place when the space can be used by others; to stroll or eat in a nearby chiringuito or bar is permitted, in which case inform the police and there will be no fine,” reads the Town Hall communique.
“Beach equipment is confiscated when it is detected that its owners have gone home and will take hours to return after a siesta,” it says.
Confiscated beach equipment can be recovered from the municipal store upon paying a fine of 30 euros. If the owner behaves in appropriately (upon finding it gone or upon recovering it), they will be fined for that too. There was only one case of somebody reacting in this way last weekend, resulting in being fined for it.
(News: Torrox, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia – Photo: E. Cabezas)