UK tourists on Spain beaches face £630 fine but say rule 'can't be enforced'

Brits face a £600 fine in a Spanish holiday hotspot if they break a little-known beach rule. Urinating in the sea is now banned in Marbella, with a fine of €750 (about £630) for rule breakers, British tourists and holidaymakers have been warned.

The penalty can be doubled for repeat offenders. Spain in the European Union is a go-to for many Brits and UK tourists, with holidaymakers jetting off to the likes of Marbella, the Canary Islands, the Balearics, and mainland Spain like Madrid and Barcelona, every summer.

Responding to the warning, a Brit said: "This is an odd one, right enough, as Spain has been pumping all kinds of stuff, if ya know what I mean, into the sea for decades." A second said: "It is not peeing in the sea whilst bathing, it's peeing into the sea from the beach or jetty etc.

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"The local authority know it would be impossible to enforce the peeing in the sea law if people are bathing, facts please." A third said: "Some of the common, very much used words that are not profanity but not allowed shows the depth of the censorship we face simply posting an innocuous comment"

"A great example of how politicians with nothing better it seems to do with their valuable time come up with these laws without giving a single seconds thought of how they plan to police their latest political madness LOL," another commented.

And another said: “It was hard to beat, but Marbella's politicians have done it. They are going to fine all bathers who pee in the sea. The local policeman will approach and from the shore will ask loudly who is pissing and ask them to raise their hand.

"He will then take out his notebook and write down the fine, two in this case, one for urinating and the other for not having an ID card on you.”