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Banned from the beach

Post by Richard and Sharon » Fri 20 Mar 2020 11:53

Anyone got any idea of the logic/risk behind people not being allowed on the beaches in Occitane any more?

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Re: Banned from the beach

Post by Merisin » Fri 20 Mar 2020 14:52

Very few people live within walking distance of the beaches. Therefore those wishing to use them will have to travel further from home than is sensible under the current restrictions. Thus closing the beaches removes a very real temptation.

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Post by opas » Fri 20 Mar 2020 15:14

Great idea, just need to police the walkers and cyclists still taking a trip to the countryside now(•‿•)
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Post by Kate » Fri 20 Mar 2020 19:57

I think that there were quite a few people taking to the beaches, particularly with this lovely weather, in groups, families, kids etc so it was decided that the only way to stop this was to ban everyone.

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Post by Sue234 » Thu 09 Apr 2020 16:23

Hello, I have a related question: does anyone know whether the Sentier Littoral between Banyuls and Argeles is completely closed or not? My 1km radius for walking my dog takes in the easier and less dangerous bits of the coastal path between the Commando fort in Collioure and before you descent the steep steps towards Plage de L’Ouille. It’s a routine circular walk for me from my home and there are no signs on any of the approaches to say it’s closed. A week ago I was informed by two gendarmes that it was closed but they didn’t seem sure, nor were they local. I’ve since asked several people out walking and they all say it’s still open. I’ve searched online and not got anywhere near a definitive answer. Anybody know anything about this?

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Post by Florence » Thu 09 Apr 2020 17:12

The voie verte goes right past my house. There's a barrier at each end of a 3km (approx.)section with a sign saying route barrée. I can't see the logic because the path is wide enough to pass with a 2m distance. You are only allowed to go up to 1km from home for exercising.

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Post by Rombolo » Fri 10 Apr 2020 05:25

The answer to your question is look back to the UK. The government, for once, treats the public like adults, 'asks' them to adhere to the lockdown/ social distancing advice, clearly gives the health and scientific reasons why they should......and still some people flout it and gather together like cattle in parks and beaches having BBQs and sunbathing and even attack the police when they dare to intervene.

No-one is an exception from catching the virus and/or then passing it on. Stay at home, quietly do your bit to protect others and the people who are most at risk by just doing their jobs....caring for the rest of us.

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