Magaluf ‘dead’ as empty beaches and barren bars recorded by shocked YouTuber

Magaluf beach is eerily quiet just weeks after its party strip was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, as shown in an eerie video.

Ruairidh Mason, who moved from Edinburgh to Majorca five years ago, filmed empty sun loungers and vacant streets which are normally bustling with tourists, Daily Record reports.

In the YouTube clip, he takes a walk down the beach at peak time and shows rows of umbrellas and sun loungers – usually packed with boozed-up Brits – laid out unattended.

Pedalos lay on the sand and only a handful of locals swam in the water, making the beach eerily quiet.

The infamous Oceans Beach Club was boarded up and closed.

Beach-front bars and restaurants which operate a roaring trade in summer months are also devoid of customers.

In the clip, the YouTuber said: "I just wanted to show you how the beach in Magaluf looks right now in the height of summer.

"Now as many of you know, Magaluf has been through some tough times this summer.

"There was the coronavirus outbreak which basically crushed tourism.

"Then when things just started to get going again, authorities here closed down the six most famous part blocks in the resort until at least September, I believe.

"And then after that, the UK imposed a mandatory quarantine for people entering the country from Spain which made it almost impossible for people to book a holiday here."

Magaluf's Punta Ballena party strip was closed in mid-July after boozed-up tourists caused carnage and flouted social distancing rules.

Ruairidh added: "I took a walk up the beach to check out how busy it is in light of the pretty disastrous situation here."

A shocked influencer previously told Daily Star Online that the bars in Magaluf shut “with no warning at all” when the second wave of coronavirus infections began.

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