Brits caught illegally camping on UK beach face hourly wake-up calls and £ 1,000 fine

BRITS caught illegally camping on Bournemouth beaches face a rude awakening – and fines of up to £ 1,000.

The beaches saw huge crowds over the weekend as temperatures hit 29C in parts of the country, with around 400,000 people flocking to the Bournemouth seafront.


Campers on Bournemouth Beach face hourly wake-up calls and heavy finesCredit: Le Soleil

However, camping is illegal on the beaches, with the British facing hefty fines of up to £ 1,000 if caught.

Beach patrol staff will also make “hourly wake-up calls” to deter sleepers.

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council (BCP) said, according to the BBC: “Anyone planning to camp on the beach can expect an uncomfortable night’s sleep.

They said he had arrested the campers over the past few weekends, although those who refuse to move will be fined £ 1,000 and even prosecuted.

Councilor May Haines said 12 groups were forced to leave thanks to the tactics after being taken in Southbourne, with nine more groups taken last weekend.

The beaches saw 400,000 people visit over the hot weekend


The beaches saw 400,000 people visit over the hot weekendCredit: Alamy
New restrictions are introduced on UK beaches


New restrictions are introduced on UK beachesCredit: PA

Local authorities have also issued more than 800 parking tickets as desperate vacationers face full parking lots, resulting in blocked roads and sidewalks due to illegal parking.

As UK vacations are set to explode again this year, with travel restrictions remaining in place for overseas vacations, many hot spots are introducing new rules to tackle anti-social behavior and overcrowding.

Hartlepool advisers want to ban all daytime alcohol consumption on Seaton Carew promenade, which includes nearby beaches and parks, after people were caught fighting and urinating in public in the summer last.

According to local media, this means that alcohol consumption will be prohibited from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. starting next month and will last until the beginning of October.

Councilor Sue Little said: “It’s the aspects of anti-social behavior of drinking that we try to enforce is when people start urinating all over the place, exposing themselves in front of families walking along the ball. .

“This is not acceptable and this is the kind of behavior that we are trying to stop in Seaton, we are a lovely family resort.”

Bournemouth Beach also has an app that shows which parts of the beach are too crowded, as well as where there is still parking available.

The beach even wants to introduce flying drones for crowd control, Covid marshals and a park-and-ride system to avoid traffic jams and busy roads.

The rules are much stricter on the beaches of Europe – in Greece bathers must wear masks when walking on the sand.

It’s the same in Portugal, with a € 100 fine for violators, while Spain imposes social distancing between sunbeds on some of their beaches.

We’ve rounded up some of the best UK beach getaways this summer, starting at just £ 147.

Brits bask in 29C heat with crowded beaches and full pubs as ‘hottest day of the year’ on record

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