A couple plays beach tennis in the clear waters of Sardinia. French tourists face jail for taking home Sardinian sand. Photo: Tim Pile

French tourists face six years in jail over claims they stole Sardinia’s treasured sand

  • Vigilantes patrol the beaches and signposts clearly warn it is forbidden to take sand. But unaware of the seriousness of the offence, many tourists find the sand an irresistible keepsake
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A couple plays beach tennis in the clear waters of Sardinia. French tourists face jail for taking home Sardinian sand. Photo: Tim Pile
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