Smoking On Beach Spain?
- Víctormanuel Paz
Irish tourists have been warned of a new rule on certain beaches in Spain that could see people fined heft sums. Smoking is now illegal on all beaches in Barcelona, with the ban coming into effect since Friday, July 1. This means that anyone caught smoking on any of the city’s beaches will be fined €30.
- The new law comes after a pilot project last year which saw smoking banned on four of the city’s 10 local beaches;
- The pilot project saw the amount of cigarettes butts left on the beach greatly reduced, which prompted the new law to be introduced;
READ MORE: The city website states: “This ban is based on environmental protection & the right of citizens to enjoy a clean public space, free of smoke & cigarette butts. ” Spain has some of the toughest anti-smoking laws in Europe. Smoking has also been banned on beaches in other parts of Spain for environmental reasons. READ NEXT :
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Are you allowed to smoke outside in Spain?
Despite the Spanish tobacco control law already having a smoking ban in some outdoor areas, including schools, health care campuses and children’s playgrounds, there is only a partial ban in terraces, based on overall coverage and the number of walls.
Can you smoke on the beach in Majorca 2022?
From Friday it will be illegal to smoke a cigarette on the beach in Barcelona, Spain, with the city joining Majorcan beaches Santa Ponsa, La Romana (Paguera) and Carregador (Palmanova) in outlawing the practice Smoking on the beach is now banned in Barcelona ( Image: Getty Images/EyeEm) Brits heading to Barcelona face being slapped with a big fine if they break new rules introduced on Spain holidays today. From Friday it is illegal to light up on any of the beaches in the historic Spanish cities. Puffing on a cigarette will see you landed with a 30 euro (£25 fine) if you are caught. The move follows a pilot programme last year, which massively reduced the rubbish caused by cigarettes including butts being left on the beach.
The city’s website explains: “This ban is based on environmental protection and the right of citizens to enjoy a clean public space, free of smoke & cigarette butts. ” No more smoking here ( Image: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) Although Barcelona is the first city in the country to ban smoking on beaches outright, individual spots across Spain have long forbidden the practice.
Three beaches in Majorca – Santa Ponsa, La Romana (Paguera) and Carregador (Palmanova) – have a smoking ban already. Anyone caught smoking on those beaches can be charged up to £1,700. The rules have come into power after a law was passed in Spain last year which gave local municipalities the power to issue fines to puffers.
As tourists flock back to the country en-masse following the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, Spain has made moves to ensure behaviour among their guests is up to scratch. In Barcelona, people can only wear bikinis on the beach, and holidaymakers caught wearing one in the town centre could face a fine of up to £260.
Bikinis are also limited to the beaches in Majorca, with fines of up to £500 for those caught flouting the rules. Topless men in both areas could also find themselves reaching for their wallets. Brits visiting restaurants in one of Majorca’s most popular party resorts are also being warned they won’t be allowed in if wearing football shirts or glow-in-the-dark hats.
- You risk a fine if you get caught ( Image: Getty Images/Westend61) Business leaders in Playa de Palma say they are already fed-up with so-called “drunken tourism”, even though the season has only just started;
Some of them believe the “battle has already been lost” when it comes to keeping things classy at the holiday destination, with the sweltering heat turning even the most elegant Brit away from a buttoned-up shirt. Now, a group of restaurants in the resort have clubbed together to impose a new dress code which all tourists will have to follow or they will be refused access.
Can you smoke on Mallorca beaches?
- 10:39, 9 Jun 2022
- Updated : 10:39, 9 Jun 2022
MORE beaches in Spain have banned Brits from smoking – and rule-breaking face paying thousands of pounds in fines. A new law was passed in Spain last year that gives local municipalities the power to fine anyone caught smoking on the beach. 2 A number of beaches in Spain have banned smoking Credit: Alamy Several Spanish tourist hotspots, including Barcelona and the Canary Islands , already had the ban in place, but the nationwide law is the first of its kind in Europe. Three beaches in Majorca have now introduced the smoking ban. Santa Ponsa, La Romana (Paguera) and Carregador (Palmanova) will no longer allow tourists to spark up on the beach. Anyone caught smoking on the beach can be charged up to £1,700. It is up to each local municipality in Spain to decide whether to impose the law – so you’ll need to check to see whether smoking is banned on the beach you’re visiting. The law aims to reduce pollution from cigarette butts, and will contribute to Spain’s target to become carbon neutral by 2050. It’s not the only law you could be breaking on holiday in Spain – we’ve rounded up some of the other ways you could get fined.
This includes wearing swimwear in the streets or being topless when not on the beach. There are strict new rules across Ibiza and Majorca, with Brits facing fines up to £250,000 if caught at illegal parties.
And holidaymakers will now be slapped with a six-drink-a-day limit instead of having alcohol on tap when on an all-inclusive break. There is some good news – Spain is now open to both vaxxed and unvaxxed Brits. Anyone who isn’t vaccinated only needs to show a negative Covid test to enter the country. 2 You could be fined thousands of pounds if caught Credit: Alamy.
Can you vape on a beach in Spain?
Yes – vaping is absolutely okay outdoors, on café and bar terraces, on the beach etc.
Can you smoke on the beach in Ibiza?
Barcelona is banning smoking on all its beaches – and the rest of Spain could soon follow
Its not legal to smoke ‘Joints’ in Bars or the beaches in Ibiza.