Already in Barreirinha, Lido, Lido Poente and Ponta Gorda, access to the sea was banned, said the company on its Facebook page.

The warning also appeals to swimmers “to observe the relevant safety and common-sense rules in these situations, especially in the unsupervised beaches such as Praia Formosa, among others”. And the note ended with a reminder: “a photo is not worth a life”.

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Bathing complexes closed due to heavy seas 3