Coasts

Shoots carried out on the coast, as they involve the use of a public maritime-land domain, are regulated by General Coastal Regulations which set out the rules to be followed and which apply. These regulations establish that (Article 60 and onwards) any usage of these areas which involves special intensity, danger or profitability, and those which require any building work or facilities, will only be protected if there is a prior booking request and assignment and if the proper permission is obtained, subject to what is set out in Law 22/1988, dated the 28th of July.

It is therefore necessary, in order to carry out a shoot on the country's coast, to apply for specific permission to do so. To apply for this permission, pay the relevant fees and obtain a permit please contact the corresponding autonomous community. Only activities or facilities which, due to their nature, cannot be carried out at another location, will be allowed to occupy the maritime-land public domain. You can ask at your local film commission for further detailed information on these permits.

In most cases and depending on the space to be used, specific conditions will be established such as times and days, the type of audiovisual equipment to be used and the amount of staff allowed. We highly recommend you find out as much as you can prior to using the spaces included in the maritime-land public domain.

Please note that the applications and processes involved in obtaining a permit vary depending on the territory. It is worth checking the time periods established at each autonomous community.

When coastal areas are part of a park or a protected natural area, they are also protected by Spanish coastal law which establishes specific uses and limits to guarantee the coastline's environmental protection and sustainable development.

The governing body is The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and the Environment.