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View of Cala Macarelleta in Menorca, Balearic Islands

Some of the prettiest nudist beaches in Spain

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You will certainly have heard all about the beauty and great variety of Spain’s beaches: golden sand, black volcanic rock, miles long, in unspoilt natural settings, small coves lapped by turquoise waters... But did you know that there are also over 400 naturist beaches where you can sunbathe without a swimsuit with total peace of mind? Yes, Spain's almost 8,000 kilometres of coastline have a lot to offer. Although your best choice is to choose the nudist beach that best suits you according to your travel plans, here is a small selection of some of the loveliest ones. Connect with your surroundings and experience the sensation of complete and utter freedom.

  • View of Torimbia beach in Llanes, Asturias

    Torimbia beach in Asturias

    Sheltered by beautiful cliffs of over 50 metres high, this beach has been a reference point for nudism in Asturias since the 1960s. It is accessed via a pedestrian walkway. Once you get there, you will see that it still retains part of its hippie spirit. You will love its seashell shape, its golden sand and beautiful green landscapes, typical of the north. In high season, there’s also a beach bar where you can sample some Asturian cuisine.

  • Covachos beach in Soto de la Marina, Cantabria

    Covachos beach in Cantabria

    Continuing in the north of Spain we come to this beach whose name derives from the caves formed in the rocks. It also has a long-standing naturist tradition and has a detail that will fascinate you: at low tide there is a small stretch of sand that links it to Castro islet, giving you the sensation of walking on water. This place in Cantabria is simply breathtaking. A word of advice, the slope leading down to the beach is a little complicated, so be careful. Some visitors prefer to park at the nearby Arnía beach and walk along the coast to reach Covachos.You can also find another famous nudist beach in Cantabria, the one at Valdearenas in Liencres.

  • View of Combouzas beach in Arteixo, La Coruña, Galicia

    Combouzas beach in Galicia

    This is one of the best beaches in the area for practising nudism. You will need to travel to Barrañán (in Arteixo, A Coruña) to enjoy it. It is an open beach and quite windy making it the perfect spot for surfing. This said, you should always be very cautious when swimming here. You can also find a beach bar, toilets, showers and a lifeguard. 

  • Detail of Cantarriján beach in Almuñecar, Granada (Andalusia)

    Cantarriján beach in Andalusia

    If you are planning a trip to Almuñécar in Granada, you can find this small (just shy of 400 metres long) and pretty beach. It is one of the most well-known nudist beaches in Andalusia and is set in the midst of the cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo nature area, so direct contact with nature is assured. You will adore the crystal clear water. What’s more, it has showers, beach bars, sunbeds… Take note that access by car is restricted in the summer, so you will need to walk or use the shuttle service. Another stunning Andalusian beach that offers a warm welcome is Bolonia (in Tarifa, Cádiz). Although this beach is fairly family oriented, between Bolonia, Punta Paloma and Los Baños de Claudia you can find a series of hidden coves that are perfect for nudism.

  • View of Maspalomas beach in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

    Maspalomas beach in the Canary Islands

    It is located in Gran Canaria. At over 2,710 long and with a vast area of sand dunes, it is one of the prettiest and most famous beaches on the island. Depending on which part you visit you can find walkers, surfers or nudists. To reach the nudist area at Maspalomas you will need to walk a couple of kilometres to reach kiosk number 4 on the beach. 

  • View of Cala Macarelleta in Menorca, Balearic Islands

    Cala Macarelleta in Menorca

    Entering this small unspoilt cove with amazing crystal clear water is like arriving in a small paradise. You will need to walk here from Macarella cove but it is worth the effort. In high season it’s usually very busy and you are likely to see a mixture of both nudists and bathers. Enjoy the dreamy views but remember that you can’t access the beach by car during the summer as part of an environmental drive to help care for this protected natural area.  There is a bus service that runs between Ciutadella and Macarella.

  • El Torn beach in l

    El Torn beach in Tarragona (Catalonia)

    It is located in L'Hospitalet de l'Infant in Tarragona. Considered one of the best nudist beaches in Spain. Why? Because the area’s naturist association and campsite have taken perfect care of its natural surroundings. You will love the fine golden sand, the landscapes of sand dunes and pine tree groves and the coastal path at El Torn. The area boasts all types of services to make your stay as comfortable as possible.If you want to, you can visit El Torn islet, a natural viewing point that holds the remains of a watchtower and from where there are great views of the cliffs.

  • Detail of La Musclera beach in Arenys de Mar, Barcelona (Catalonia)

    La Musclera beach in Barcelona (Catalonia)

    Specifically, it borders with Caldes d’Estrac. It is very large and provides showers, beach cleaning and a beach bar. It has a family atmosphere and there is a stretch of about 200 metres of beach in the Levante area, where nudism is practised. You can reach the beach by parking your car in Arenys de Mar port. Once you get there, enjoy the surroundings as you will find yourself in an interesting nature area where you can spot plant species, such as Cakile maritima (searocket), Polygonum maritimum (sea knot-grass) and Spergularia media.

You can learn about and locate all the nudist beaches in Spain on the Spanish Naturist Federation map. Pick your favourite beach and leave your swimsuit at home.

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