Housing Development Corporation (HDC) has cordoned off the Hulhumale' beach area with barricade tape.
In a statement released by HDC, they said that the beach is being closed down for burying sewer pipes, as part of the developments in Hulhumale'.
The statement ordered the cafes operating on the beaches to vacate before 3 pm on Wednesday.
HDC warned that the area will be cleared out by the corporation if not vacated before the deadline, and that they will not bear responsibility for any damage to property.
HDC has said that the cafes on the beach are operating without permits. Cafe owners have requested for regulated permits on many occasions, and continue to say that HDC was not been able to provide a substantial solution for the problem.
Meanwhile HDC has been criticized by numerous people for closing the Hulhumale' beach area.