On 31 August GNR inspected locations along the beaches of Forte Novo, Almargem, Trafal and Loulé Velho, where they found 30 infractions, 16 for wild camping and motorhomes in prohibited places, and 14 violations of the Traffic Signalling Regulation.

A statement for the police said: “Illegal or irregular camping and caravanning can lead to excessive and disorderly occupation of public spaces, coastal areas and areas classified by motorhomes and the like, with negative consequences for the landscape, the environment, land use planning and public health”.

“The GNR will continue to sensitize caravaners and campers to adopt more responsible and environmentally friendly behaviour”.