I Gatti di Su Pallosu, the special cat beach in Sardinia.

Sand on I Gatti di Su Pallosu, the special cat beach.

Watch your wallet, because a sandy souvenir from Sardinia’s beaches could really set you back.

Say between €500 ($580) to €3,000 ($3,470).

That’s right, at that rate you could buy about 82 Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold palettes.

Typically tapped at the airport, Sardinia is no slouch when it comes to skimming holiday costs off the top of tourists in the form of fines and bans.

2017’s fine on removing sand, rocks, and seashells from beaches is no exception.

Sardinia’s Regulations

Warning signs posted on Sardinia's beaches.

Warning signs posted on Sardinia’s beaches.

Also illegal is the act of saving spots, along with the use of towels on beaches in the Stintino area.

As another measure to prevent sand theft, Stintino’s Mayor Antonio Diana decided to ban tourists from bringing their own beach bags, instead forcing them to rent clear plastic ones with their beach chair.

In any case, we advise PDers to give their burkinis bikinis an extra shake before packing up to return home.