Liquor not allowed on Belgian beaches until end of September
Friday, 14 August 2020
From Saturday, bringing strong alcoholic drinks to the Belgian coast is no longer allowed until 30 September, announced provincial governor of West-Flanders Carl Decaluwé during a press conference.
The ban on spirits applies to the entire coast, and has been imposed following several incidents involving people under the influence of alcohol.
“Partying with strong drinks on the beach is out of the question,” Decaluwé said, after signing a decree to make the measure official. Beach bars, however, will still be allowed to serve strong drinks if they have a license to do so.
People who violate the ban risk a fine of up to €200.