The coastal city of Nha Trang has fined a luxury beachfront resort US$1,150 for setting up security guard cabins and illegally restricting access to public beach space.
Nguyen Khac Ha, vice chairman of the tourism town, said Ana Mandara has been ordered to remove all the cabins.
Security guards of the only resort in town has been asking tourists and locals to stay away from the stretch of sand in front of it, where it has set up tables and chairs just for its guests.
Nha Trang officials said the resort was caught doing the same thing last year, but the city only gave it a warning then.
They said any repetitions will receive heavier punishments.