AT Knokke-le-Zoute, in Belgium, twelve kilometers of desperately empty beaches are found. Despite the scorching sun, still not allowed to land on the sand, but the beach attendants are ready and want to show that it is possible to adapt their installations. The deckchairs are distant and separated from a canvas. On this private beach, there will be only 100 deckchairs, instead of 200 usually. Seats bookable by telephone.
The resort’s public beaches must also prepare for the crowds of the coming days and enforce safety distances. The town hall has decided to delimit the spaces with plastic nets that are not very aesthetic. 40 kilometers away, in Ostend (Belgium), the mayor wants impose a smartphone reservation system to access the four beaches in the center so as not to have to turn back tourists. A quota of places will be dedicated to residents and hotel customers. With 67 kilometers of coastline, Belgium is obliged to enforce an access system reserved for its beaches this summer.
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