Playing music at the beach could lead to fines up to €4,000

Written By Lara Silva

If the perfect beach day for you includes blasting your favorite music on some speakers, think again. Playing music at the beach could lead to fines of up to €4,000 in Portugal, warns the National Maritime Authorities (AMN).

The AMN told CNN Portugal that speakers that bother others “are prohibited at beaches”, as stated in Decree-Law No. 159/2012 of July 24. If you are a beachgoer who is bothered by loud music, on beaches under the jurisdiction of the National Maritime Authority, you can contact the agents to make a complaint.

If you enjoy playing music at the beach, the authorities recommend switching the speakers to headphones. The fines for not doing so can be extremely high, especially for legal entities. 

Fines violating this decree can range from €200 to €4,000 for individuals and from €2,000 to €36,000 for legal entities, as stipulated in Law No. 50/2006 of August 29, and additional penalties, such as the confiscation of the object used to commit the offense. 

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