Category Archives: Costa Blanca

Nakation News – Turn up, strip off!

Gone are the days when you had to trek for half a day to find a secret bare beach.  The fantastic Bare Beaches book provides 5 beaches where you won’t sweat getting to:

La Grande Cote, near Royan, France

The Bare Beaches book describes the beach as an “attractive sandy beach popular with families because it is more sheltered and has easy access.  Acres of fine light golden sand slope gently into the sea, making it good for skinny dipping in calm weather.  The is a sandwich bar serving refreshments on this official bare beach.”

The website refers to the beach as “easily accessible and popular beach [that] draws a mix of nudists and textiles.  Although quite spacious, it is more densely populated than nearby Plage de la Côte Sauvage and requires less effort to reach.”

Playa los Tusales, Costa Blanca, Spain

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Haulover Beach, Florida, USA

The Bare Beaches book describes the beach as “situated in the south of the ‘sunshine state’, this officially bare sandy beach set in the regional park has a huge following of regular visitors from across the globe.  The bare area is more than 800 yards long and has it’s own lifeguard lookout posts.  Refreshments are on sale, sunbeds and umbrellas are available to hire.  Toilets are located directly behind the beach.  The cosmopolitan crowd here often hold impromptu barbecues and at weekends there’s a particularly lively atmosphere.”


Vera Playa, Costa de Almeria

The Bare Beaches states that “this is Spain’s capital of nudism.  A long wide beach with a big choice of naturist accommodation nest to it.  Great for au natural sunning, walking and skinny dipping.”

The Nakedplaces website states that the formal name of the beach at Vera Playa is Playa del Playazo.



Sougia, Crete

The Bare Beaches book states that “this beach could not be easier to find.  Bare bathing is popular and commonplace immediately to the east of Sougia town.  The water is excellent for swimming and snorkelling, with safe natural rock pools for children.  The beach is small pebbles, fine enough to make it comfortable for sunbathing.  There is a happy mix of dress and undress on the beach, although the nude bathers often comfortably outnumber the clothed ones.  Further east beyond a rock, is a more secluded area with springs and caves to explore.”


Do you know of any other nude beaches that are easy to get to? If so, we would love to hear from you!

If any of you have been to these beaches of have stayed in any nudist friendly properties that are close to these please let us know.  I definitely fancy a trip to Sougia this year!

Spain – May 2011 (Post 2)

Playa del Moraig

The second beach we went to was Playa del Moraig.

We called in here on the way back from Playa del Ambolo so spent an hour or so at the end of the day.


The beach is located in Cumbre del Sol, just south of Benitachell.  Getting to beach from the Ap7 and the N332 is fairly straightforward.  Drive through Benissa, Teulada and Benitachell.  At some point you’ll see signs for Cumbre del Sol.  It appeared to be a large holiday park type of place.  Follow the signs for the beach.  The road takes you down to the beach and the car park.  There is a small shop, bar and toilets.


The beach is naturist at the far end with about 15 -20 enjoying this end of the beach in the nude.

The beach is a quite pebbly so we would recommend you take something comfy to sit on.

As it was the end of the day, the sun was losing it’s heat but was still a pleasant way to spend an hour or so.

If you are in this part of the world we would recommend Playa del Ambolo instead but it is still a nice and attractive beach.

If any of you have been to this beach let us know.  Again, if any of you know of any nudist friendly properties in the area we would love to hear from you!

Spain – May 2011 (Part 1)

This is the start of 3 blogs on our recent week on the Spanish Costa Blanca.  Given we stayed at the same place, we were keen to explore new beaches – this did mean more time spent driving up and down the AP7 and N332 – but was worth it.

A beach we visited for the first time was Playa El Ambolo.

Playa El Ambolo, Jávea (Xàbia)


Getting to the beach was a little difficult (due to the Spaniards fondness for lack of road signs!) but essentially you need to get out of Javea on the CV742.  The beach is located south of Cabo de la Nao and in front of the Descubridor Island.

You can park you car at the top of the access road at the back of some residential properties.  Due to rock falls you cannot drive down as close to the beach as you could have done previously.  Keep clear from the steep sides as well.  Walk down the steep track and on your left are wooden steps leading you down to the beach.


The beach is picture perfect and located in a beautiful spot.  There are some gorgeous houses on the cliff and we were very jealous of the people living there – what must people do to afford a place like that?!

The beach is very rocky with large pebbles.  We made the mistake of not taking anything inflatable to lie on – big mistake! There were small areas of sand but these were already taken by other beach users.

All beach users were naked and was fairly mixed – one young family, few couples and one or two single men.

Sadly. the sea was quite rough when we were there so I cannot comment on the snorkeling although as we were leaving 3 lads had arrived to go scuba diving and the beach is mentioned on various websites so it must be good.

There was some talk on the beach that someone was trying to break into people’s cars so be warned that this may be a regular problem.  I walked up the steep road back the car to check but saw nothing.  At least it was good to know that people were looking out for each other!

Overall we would recommend this beach if you are in this part of the world.

If any of you have been to this beach we would love to hear your views.

If any of you have stayed in any nudist friendly properties in the Javea area let us know!