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Beaches Do you have a favourite beach? Know of any activities on specific beaches?

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Old 26-06-2018, 09:12
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Default Rules/Etiquette on the Beaches

My wife was over in Formentor beach yesterday and apparently someone brought along a (in her words) "boombox".

Is playing loud personal music on the beach allowed?

Are there any regulations about this?

Personally i think it's rude and unsociable at a place like Formentor.

Any info gratefully received.

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Old 26-06-2018, 14:34
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Personally i think it's rude and unsociable at a place like Formentor.

I'd suggest its damn rude at any beach, let alone somewhere as tranquil as Formentor. Perhaps she should have explained that Magaluf is at the other end of the Island!
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Old 26-06-2018, 14:55
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Yes a pet hate of mine too.

I hate the assumption that everyone wants to listen to the same music as they do!

This is what headphones are made for.
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Got to agree.Extremely unacceptable! Another pet hate of mine is the bat and ball game that people take on the beach.Especially if they decide to play it near you with the constant clunk clunk noise.
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My wife and I pop down to Albercuix beach most afternoons with a couple of beach chairs and just spend the time chatting, swimming and people watching. But on Tuesday a 'gentleman' on a nearby sunbed complained loudly to anyone that would listen that all the beach chairs, loungers and parasols that people brought themselves was spoiling the appearance of the beach and should be banned. He then made a pointed remark at us that he had paid 22 euros for his 'patch' and thought it was grossly unfair that we could park where we liked.

At last I have met 'Angry' of Tunbridge Wells
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The moaning Brit abroad is always a joy to behold, do they ever find time to actually enjoy their holiday.

Cracks in pavement,
Cyclists on wrong side of road,
Cyclists going too fast
Cyclists on pedestrian walkways
Wrong colour cycle path
The Germans
Not enough road markings,
Too much music on the beach
Bat and ball too noisy
Noisy music at night
Men wearing black socks with sandals.
Men tucking shirts into their shorts
Middle aged topless women on beach
The Germans
Valls bl**dy kiosk
The bus station
Resident tourists who think they own the place
Noisy kids
Towels on sunbeds
The Germans
Cost of airport transfers
Jellyfish,
Ants,
The temperature.
Sunbed renters who think they own the beach.
Sunbathers who think they can use the beach between bed rentals and the sea.


Please feel free to add, get it off your chest and then enjoy your holiday.

PS I love the Germans and Germany.



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Old 30-06-2018, 11:03
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Some folk do like to complain, that's for sure, sometimes complaints are warranted and sometimes just downright petty....but all nationalities are capable of complaining....for instance:

'German Tourists Make the Most Ridiculous Complaints'
German tourists tend to use precious vacation time hunting for flaws in their vacation packages or accomodations. With the right evidence, they hope to score a discount or reimbursement. Tourism expert Karl Born talks to SPIEGEL ONLINE about what makes German complaints especially unique.

You should read it, quite funny!
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The moaning Brit abroad is always a joy to behold, do they ever find time to actually enjoy their holiday.

Cracks in pavement,
Cyclists on wrong side of road,
Cyclists going too fast
Cyclists on pedestrian walkways
Wrong colour cycle path
The Germans
Not enough road markings,
Too much music on the beach
Bat and ball too noisy
Noisy music at night
Men wearing black socks with sandals.
Men tucking shirts into their shorts
Middle aged topless women on beach
The Germans
Valls bl**dy kiosk
The bus station
Resident tourists who think they own the place
Noisy kids
Towels on sunbeds
The Germans
Cost of airport transfers
Jellyfish,
Ants,
The temperature.

Please feel free to add, get it off your chest and then enjoy your holiday.

PS I love the Germans and Germany.



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My complaint would be Brits shouting so that they can be better understood.
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My wife and I pop down to Albercuix beach most afternoons with a couple of beach chairs and just spend the time chatting, swimming and people watching. But on Tuesday a 'gentleman' on a nearby sunbed complained loudly to anyone that would listen that all the beach chairs, loungers and parasols that people brought themselves was spoiling the appearance of the beach and should be banned. He then made a pointed remark at us that he had paid 22 euros for his 'patch' and thought it was grossly unfair that we could park where we liked.

At last I have met 'Angry' of Tunbridge Wells
There never used to be sunbeds and sun shades down that end. Everyone always took their own.

I think they beds and brollies spoil the view and make the small beach seem even smaller and more cramped.
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I saw some parents letting their children 'play with the sand' whatever next
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I saw some parents letting their children 'play with the sand' whatever next
I think you mean playing with MY sand
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Ok, so what's the "Rules/Etiquette on the Beaches" when this happens ?

You've been prompt enough to get a front row sunshade & 2 sunbeds on Pine Walk beach. You and the kids have built some sandcastle things in front of you between sunshade & the sea. You've paid the 22 euros and the kids are really enjoying playing & running between the sea and your (paid for) sunshade area.

Then later -

A couple come along, put their towels down on the 3 or 4 yds of sand directly between ones sunshade area and the sea and start sunbathing in front of you (and at no cost). The kids can no longer play and run straight into & from the sea to your 22 euros sunshade basecamp.

What does one do, what happens next ?
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You could reenact the beach scene in From Here To Eternity where Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr passionately cavort in the breaking waves?
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I have added to my list.
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I had thought that in Spain, the beach belongs to the people, although I may be wrong on that score. But if so, then I guess that we just have to accept it.
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