UK tourists in Benidorm face 'fines' for going on 'evening walks'

UK tourists in Benidorm have been warned over attending the beach at night. Twitter/X users and social media and social networking platform subscribers have been left discussing why British holidaymakers and tourists need to avoid beaches after dark.

TikTok content creator @frankthestagman cautioned that you could face hefty fines for evening beach walks. Frank, also known as Frank the Stag Man, revealed: "You'd be amazed at what happens down towards the front there. Lots of people come down here at night and get up to stuff that's kind of like, how can I put it, naughty."

"If you come down to the beach at night and you find a little corner down there or between the deck chairs or put them together so you can do what you wanna do, please bear in mind there are people who are called the Serpientes [the serpents].

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"What they do is they crawl down underneath these deck chairs and they can relieve you of your handbags, your phone, your wallets." Of the 2.79 million tourists that visited Benidorm in 2023, 832,115 were British, and it remains a go-to for UK holidaymakers.

He went on: "There's a very big chance that you will lose your belongings. The people who do that sort of stuff target people that are going down onto the beaches at night for fun". In reply, a viewer said: "I'm only hearing negative things and going in a month getting worried never been to Benidorm before."

And a second said: "My sister got robbed on this beach, yes at night... Not saying what she was up to." And another commented: "I was expecting you to say the Benidorm sea monster comes out lol." Recently, the mayor of Benidorm said: “Benidorm received 5.2% more tourists from the United Kingdom last year than in 2019.

"And all this, even though in 2023 there were 7% fewer seats on air connections between the United Kingdom and the Alicante-Elche airport, which, on the other hand, is currently the first for British customers in Spain.”