One of the lesser known aspects of Spain is that nudity is completely legal throughout the country. In fact, it is not uncommon to see the occasional nude couple walking the streets of Barcelona. In practice and theory, nudists have certain beaches that they prefer to congregate on which are slightly off the beaten path. The following is a listing of some of the most popular nudist beaches in Spain.
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Barinatxe Nudist Beach – located in the village of Sopelana in the Basque Country, is situated on Spain’s northern coastline so the climate is not always the warmest here. Despite that fact, the annual nudist race known as the Patxi Ros Trophy Nudist Race is a fun event to either participate in or to just watch the competition.
Costa Natura Nudist Resort – situated on the Costa del Sol near the Andalusian village of Estepona, the entire village and its beaches are completely for those preferring a nudist lifestyle. From here, it is a short drive to other popular areas such as Fuengirola, Gibraltar, Malaga, Marbella, and Puerto Banus.
Charco del Palo – this is one of the naturist and nudist resorts that is not restricted to a location in mainland Spain. It is located on the Canary Islands in the city of Lanzarote and features a nice assortment of villa style accommodations and swimming pools dedicated entirely to nudists.
Platja Balmins – located between the Aiguadolç port and Sant Sebastià, the beach is available to a mixed nudist crowd. In other words, it caters to gays and lesbians as well as heterosexuals. There are two other beaches that are classified as all nude and naturist - Dead Man’s Beach or the Cala del Home Mort and further north from Sitges in the village of Vallcarca is Cala Morisca.
Playa de la Mar Bella – many say there are advantages to having a nudist beach hat lies at the major Barcelona coastline and Playa de la Mar Bella is no exception to that rule. Find the local Nautical Club and walk past that. The nudist section of this beach is located behind some sand dunes.
El Torn Beach – one of Spain’s largest and most sought after nudist beaches along the Barcelona coastline is El Torn Beach. It is located opposite to the city of Tarragona. If you plan to visit El Torn, the nudist campsite of El Templo del Sol is a great place to stay and camp out.
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