Monthly Archives: October 2011

Nakation News – Best Nudist Beaches in Spain have listed their top 15 nude beaches in Spain.  Heres a guide to top 11 on mainland Spain:

1. La Mar Bella, Barcelona

Click here for mynakation blog on this beach.

2. Waikiki or Cala Fonda, La Mora, Tarragona

The Bare Beaches book provides the following information on this beach:

“Not one but a couple of pretty naturist coves go by the names of Cala de la Roca Plana and Cala Fonda – often simply referred to as Waikiki.  They are off the beaten track and attract a lively young crowd.  The unspoilt little bays are backed by pinewoods and have great swimming but no lifeguard.  Some buff bathers use the yellow mud on the cliff as a skin toning treatment.  Take your own refreshments and sun shade.

The coves are between Platja Llarga and La Mora.  Take the N340 east out of Tarragona, and in a short distance (near km marker 1168) turn right for Punta de la Mora and follow the signs to Camping Torre de la Mora.  From the approach to the campsite a footpath strikes off to the right, up into the woods and has small guiding arrows.  During the summer months simply follow the other visitors.  The walk to the first cove (Cala de la Roca Plana) is almost a mile.  Cala Fonda is just beyond”.

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3. Platgetes de Bellver (Castellon), Valencia

This beach is located to the north of Benicassim.  The official tourist website for Valencia states the following:

After the yacht port, a craggy and woody coast follows, where small and inaccessible creeks can be found before arriving in the zone known as Platgetes. These are two closed creeks located in a quiet residential area consisting of single-family houses and villas. There is a nudism area situated near the rail-way of Oropesa.

4. Playa los Tusales, La Marina, Guardamar

The Bare Beaches book provides the following information on this beach:

“A pale sandy beach backed by dunes and pinewoods near La Marina.  Popular with families, this delightfully unspoilt beach has more than 2km for naked bathing – room for everyone to find their own space.

To get to the beach drive south from Alicante through Santa Pola on the N332 to La Marina.  Turn left down the lane next to Camping Internacional and after 1.5km at the car park turn right.  From the end of the car park, south to the river Segura, the beach is au natural,”

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5.  Calblanque National Park

Click here and here for my blog on recent visits to Playa Negrete.

6.  Playa de Monsul, Almeria

Click here for more information.

7.  Canos de Meca, Barbate

The Bare Beaches book provides the following information:

“This is a picturesque and popular golden sandy beach backed by natural low cliffs on the edge of the Brena Natural Park.  The traditionally nude beach has a friendly atmosphere and is popular with young people.

To get to the beach drive south through the village of Canos de Meca to the end of the road by the Hostal Mar Frente.  A path and steps lead down to the beach in less than two minutes.”

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8.  Con do Corvo, Pontevedra

9.  Playa de Combouzas, La Coruna

The Bare Beaches book provides the following information:

This lovely unspoilt white sand Galician bay is a favourite with local naturist, attracting upwards of 500 naked bathers in the summer.  This official nudist location has lifeguards, a beach bar, showers and toilets.”

10.  Penarrubia, Gijon

11.  Playa de los Nudistas (el Arenal), Cantabria

If any of you have been to any of these beaches then please let us know your thoughts.

I’d love to go to all of these next summer so I anyone can recommend any nudist-friendly properties that are close to these beaches please get in touch!


Nakation News – Antiparos

Click here for article in which Emily Rees visits Theologos beach, Antiparos.

The Bare Beaches book states that following:

“This popular beach is unusual because it is one of very few official beaches in Greece, and has been since the early 1970’s.  Although the sandy shore is less than 100 metres long, it is possible to carry on to the next beach.  You can also go au natural if you wade to the small offshore island of Diplo.  Lots of opportunity for bare exploration and if it’s windy there are dunes at the back of the beach.  Refreshments and a mini-market are available at the nearby campsite.

The beach is 700m north from the harbour in Antiparos village.

Camping Antiparos just west of the nude beach offers camping and bamboo huts for hire.”

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Click here for information on Camping Antiparos.

If any of you have been to this beach or stayed at the campsite we would love to hear from.

Alternatively, if anyone can recommend any nudist-friendly properties in Antiparos let us know!

Barcelona – the perfect nakation?

I know that public nudity is now banned in Barcelona, but given the number of fantastic naturist beaches within close proximity, I wondered whether Barcelona is the best place to go for the perfect nakation?

Let me know what you think.

Here’s what Barcelona has to offer naked traveller:

1. Playa de las Rocas

This beach located just west of Calella’s main town beach has several coves where nudists.

Click here for some photos showing the coves and the town’s main beach.

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2. Platja de la Musclera

This popular beach is located to the north of Barcelona in Arens de Mar.  The beach is just off the coastal highway N-II therefore access is easy.  Car parking provided.

The fantastic Bare Beaches book describes the beach as the following:

“A well managed official naturist beach of clean fine-grain sand, looked after by the local authority.  Popular with families, young people and male groups.  Care required when swimming – steeply shelving shore with some submerged rocks.”

The beach is located between Arenys de Mar and Caldes d’Estrac and easily reached by the train from Barcelona.

Train –

The rail journey from Barcelona is 35 minutes; get off the train at Caldes and it’s a 10 minute walk along the promenade towards Arenys, by the Restaurant Hispania and the sailing club.  The nude beach is clearly signposted.

Road –

Take the N11 along the coast for 37km north-east of Barcelona and turn for the beach by the km-marker 655.,2.5361&num=1&vpsrc=0&sll=41.573848,2.537863&sspn=0.009439,0.0156&hl=en&ie=UTF8&t=m&z=14&ll=41.573848,2.537863&output=embed
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3. Playa de la Mar Bella

Just a few kilometers from Barcelona’s central square, this may well be the most urban nude beach in the world.  This beach is almost always very crowded, and nudists are almost always a rather small minority even though nudity is perfectly acceptable.

Bare Beaches describes the beach as:

“Swimming is good but steer clear of the breakwater.  It has bars, showers, toilets, children’s play areas, parking, disabled access, lifeguards and safe drinking water.

Location –

The beach is next to the Mar Bella sports centre at Villa Olimpica, 1km north of the marina and 2km from the Christopher Columbus statue in the city centre.  Nearest metro stations are: Poblenou (line IV); or Selva de Mar (line IV).  Buses 36, 71 and 141.

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4. Playa de Sant Sebastià (Barceloneta)

Playa de Sant Sebastia lies at the southern end of Barceloneta and is covered in golden sand and is 1.1 km long.

Playa de Sant Sebastia offers everything that you can expect from a city beach: showers, toilets, lifeguard stations, etc.  The beach has a high number of local visitors plus Barcelona’s surf community meets here when the swell is good.

The nudist area is at the southern end of the beach.

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In addition to the above beaches, there are also weekend naturist sessions at Bernat Picornell Olympic pool.  Click here for details.

If any of you have been to these beaches we would love to here from you.

We are planning a trip to Barcelona next year and are looking for any nudist-friendly properties that we could stay in.  If anyone has any ideas please let us know!