In France the 'Loi Littoral' stipulates that the majority of the coastline must be freely accessible to the public. For some years now Paillotes have been cleared along the French Riviera despite having been in situ, in some cases, for decades. This got underway a year ago on Corsica when the long established restaurant and bar on the beach in the Bay of Revellata was demolished after a 21 year stay.
It's controversial as businesses and livelihoods have been disrupted. The establishments will return but as temporary buildings which will be removed at the end of each summer season. In the meantime, the beautiful beach is back and very much unspoilt - see for yourself at CorseMatin who have a wonderful photograph of the empty plage.