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Nakation News – Best Nudist Beaches in Spain

Holidayresources.com 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”.

See link for location of the beach

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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,”

See link below for map of beach

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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.”

See link for map of beach

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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!

 

Spain – May 2010 (Part 2)

Isla Tabarca

The second beach we visited was on the small Isla Tabarca just off the coast of Santa Pola.

Directions

We caught a small boat from the port of Santa Pola.  There is a large car park at the port with a number of regular boats that go to and from the island throughout the day.  There is a small kiosk where you can buy your tickets and get the timetables for the return boats.

All the boats dock at the only harbour on the Island where there are 3 or 4 small restaurants.  The track to the right leads you to the main beach and then up to the small town.

To get to the beach walk towards the main beach but take the left hand track just before the main beach.  This will lead you round the South side of the Island.  Walk for about 5 minutes and you’ll come across a small beach facing some rocks in the sea.

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Review

The beach was shingle and pebble and in a glorious sport.  There was a fair amount of dried seaweed on the beach but we managed to find a clear spot.  The water was really clear and a joy to snorkel out to rocks.  Be warned though, when we visited the seagulls were nesting and so got a little ‘over protective’ when you got near to the rocks.

There was one large Spanish family and another couple during our visit and we spent a very enjoyable afternoon there.

We did visit during the school term and so there were a number of school children on the Island – seemed to be a kind of kids activity event going on.  They did walk past the beach a few times but didn’t cause any bother to the naked bathers.

On the way back to the harbour we walked around the other side of the Island and spotted a number of other smaller coves.  We saw only one other couple and therefore it appears that textile bathers congregate on the main beach, and the naked one’s on the beach we went to.

We would definitely recommend this beach (and the Island) for an enjoyable day trip.

If any of you have visited this beach or know of any nudist friendly properties in the Santa Pola/Guardama del Segura then we would love to hear from you!