Fines for beachgoers

Beachgoers who ignore danger warning signs along the cliffs and at beaches will be fined between 10 to 50 Euros.

A decree bringing this action into being has been operating since July 30 and hopes to prevent accidents and enhance the safety of beachgoers.

Environment Minister Dulce Pássaro told Portuguese daily newspaper Correio da Manhã: “This is one more step to draw attention to the dangers of being near unstable cliffs and it is important that everyone respects the warning signs.”

Meanwhile, if someone is caught destroying, removing or damaging the warning signs, they face a fine of between 200 and 750 Euros.