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Dog Beaches prohibited

Junta de Andalucia puts an end to the so-called dog beaches in Andalusia. In a letter sent out to the 14 coastal municipalities they request that dogs are prohibited on the so-called dog beaches during summer months

dog on beach

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Unless there is forbidden for people to swim at these beaches municipalities may not make their own laws allowing dogs to use these beaches.

Without permission from the health authorities can not municipalities decide if a beach should be dog beach or not. It requires a separate authorization for this and it is not the municipalities that issue.

The dog beaches along the Costa del Sol have become very popular, but the Junta de Andalucia says that if dogs should be allowed on a beach, it must first be forbidden for people to bathe on the current beach and then the beach must have a separate license for use as dog beach