Beachgoers have been spotted in BENIDORM trying to hit British tourists by setting up their sunbeds in the middle of the night.
Snaps show locals scurrying onto the beach, loungers in hand as they prepare to snag the best spots.
In the pitch black darkness, the locals of Benidorm were seen walking to the sandbanks with their umbrellas and sunbeds.
Pictures show people setting up large umbrellas by sticking the pole through the sand to claim their territory before British holidaymakers wake up.
Rows of brightly colored umbrellas and striped lounge chairs line the beach, while locals make sure they get the best spots to soak up the sun as it rises.
Pictured are Benidorm locals dressed in shorts and sandals helping each other set up while British and German tourists lie in bed.
Located right on the sea, the competitive locals take the lead in the berth war, forcing other travelers to crowd behind them later in the morning.
Flip-flop footprints line the sandy shores, and rows of umbrellas and towels stretch the length of the beach.
After their midnight shift, during which they set up their sun loungers, locals were also photographed relaxing in their colorful chairs, staring out at the black water.
Photos taken in the morning show empty sun loungers and parasols pinned to the ground with weighted sacks after locals have successfully claimed their top spots.
But it’s not the first time people have made a giant sprint in the battle for the best tanning bed.
A guy sent TikTok users into hysterics after he was filmed sprinting to the sunbeds at a Spanish resort before throwing away five towels while others competed for a spot.
The rest of the vacationers didn’t stand a chance as he hopped through the row of seats with towels at the ready.
A Brit filmed what has been described as his “worst nightmare” as holidaymakers in Mallorca rushed to grab sunbeds for a day by the pool.
The bloke captured the moment, which he described as “absolute chaos” as holidaymakers were seen hoarding stacks of sunbeds to discourage others from getting them first.
A few “tanning bed warriors” were told to “go back to bed” after they were caught stacking sunbeds at a resort so they could put down their towels before everyone else.
And the king of sunbed gluttons told The Sun Online how to always snag the best poolside loungers on holiday.
The defiant holidaymaker shrugged off the controversy surrounding the war over sunbeds at sunshine resorts, insisting he’s just making sure his family has a good time together.