Are you looking for places in Spain where you can enjoy the sun, sea, and sand without your swimsuit on? Where can you connect with nature and experience complete and unrestricted freedom? Where you won’t be judged by others and the body is just the body? Well… You don’t have to look any longer! Together with other bloggers, we created a list of the best nude beaches in Spain, where you’ll be free to leave your clothes and worries behind you. Vamos, let’s get naked!
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Nude Beaches in Spain FAQ
A nude beach, also called a nudist or clothing-optional beach, is a designated place where people are allowed to be completely nude. These beaches are accepted for the practice of nudity, and visitors voluntarily undress while adhering to established rules and etiquette.
There is no difference between the two and these two terms are often used interchangeably.
Yes, they absolutely are!
Despite the outward appearance of being a very traditional country, Spain is in fact pretty liberal and laid-back. Actually, there is no law against public nudity… anywhere. But of course that doesn’t mean that you can walk around naked or in a swimsuit on the city streets. There are laws against public disturbance and acceptance of nudity is focused on the beaches and some naturist resorts. Topless sunbathing is accepted on any beach – naked breasts are as common as tapas bars on the streets and nobody is shocked by that. It’s also worth mentioning that nude beaches in Spain are family-friendly so children are often present and their presence contributes to the normalizing of the human body.
As with any public setting, on nude beaches there are certain rules too, to ensure everyone’s comfort and pleasant experience. Some of the most important rules include sticking to designated nudist beaches/areas, respecting personal space and maintaining a reasonable distance, not staring or commenting, and not taking photos. Also, remember that nudity is not an invitation and it cannot be sexualized. People visit these beaches to relax and enjoy nature, not to be objectified or feel uncomfortable.
Spain has been a popular nudist destination for many decades (since 1975), and nowadays the Spanish coast is dotted with over 400 official and unofficial nude beaches. Whether you’ll stay on the mainland or on Spanish islands, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.
Nude beaches in Andalucia, Spain
Playa de Bolonia near Tarifa, Province of Cadiz
In Andalusia, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean lies one of our favorite beaches in Spain, Bolonia Beach. It’s a 4km long and 200m wide golden sandy beach, one of the last wild and unspoiled beaches in Spain. There are no hotels along the beach, and only a small number of facilities like beach bars, restaurants, and water sports equipment rentals. Bolonia Beach also features stunning Bolonia Dune at its west end, a 30m high and 200m wide sand formation. Behind the beach, you’ll also find ruins of the Roman city Baelo Claudia.
Most of Bolonia Beach is dominated by visitors in swimwear, but there is an official nude section on its far east end known as El Chorrito. It’s a protected area, characterized by hidden coves and rocks, so taking sturdy water shoes will be a good idea. About 250m from the nudist part you’ll find a chiringuito, open during summer months.
Bolonia Beach is located about 25km from Tarifa. The most convenient way to get there is by car, but there’s a bus too. Access to the nudist part of the beach is easy, you just need to take about a 2km walk along the sands, until you lose all traces of civilization. It’s undoubtedly one of the most beautiful nude beaches in Spain.
Learn more about Bolonia Beach: Bolonia Beach & Baelo Claudia Ruins In The Province Of Cadiz, Spain
Playa del Barronal near Almeria, Province of Almeria
Contributed by Linn Haglund of Amused by Andalucia
Barronal Beach is among the most mesmerizing beaches in Almeria, located in Cabo de Gata Natural Park. It is a well-hidden gem near the popular Monsul Beach that was made famous by local artist David Bisbal when he filmed the music video of his biggest hit Ave Maria on the beach.
You can drive to Monsul Beach and right before you get there, there are a handful of parking places along the road where you can park your car and walk across the desert for about 10 minutes to reach Barronal Beach. There is an old sign indicating Nudist Beach, but besides that, it is not well-marked. You must follow the small path 90 degrees left from the dirt road you park on (you will see Monsul Beach at the end of the road) past some old sheds with graffiti.
I have been to Barronal Beach multiple times and even in the busiest months of July and August, it doesn’t get crowded. That makes it comfortable for nudists and non-nudists to find their space on the beach and enjoy the natural surroundings. There are cliffs on each side of the beach, and you might find some natural shade on the far ends part of the day, but you should definitely bring an umbrella if you plan on staying the entire day.
Getting to Barronal Beach is possible by car from San Jose, following the signs to Monsul Beach, or hiking from the same village across the coastal path that takes you up and down the cliffs passing several hidden beaches on the way. It takes about 2 hours by foot or 10-15 minutes by car plus a 10-minute hike. Barronal Beach is secluded and only seen from the sea. Hikers come by once in a while, but besides that, it is a secluded and private piece of heaven.
Learn more about Cabo De Gata: One-Day Trip From Almeria To Cabo De Gata-Nijar Natural Park
Playa de Vera in Vera, Province of Almeria
Playa de Vera boasts the title of one of the largest nude beaches in the world. It’s also known as the Spanish city of nudity. The Vera Playa Naturist zone was created in 1979 and has remained that way until today. It stretches for almost 2km and along this entire length people can go completely naked.
The beach is surrounded by many nude-friendly hotels, including Vera Playa Club – the first naturist hotel in Spain. There, even if you want to, you can’t wear a swimsuit in the pool areas. But in the other areas clothing is optional. There are even some bars, like OH LA LA! Café Bar, which allows you to enter naked. Being naked in restaurants is forbidden. The same goes for taking photos and videos.
Playa de Vera is located about 100km from Cartagena or Almeria and around 60km from Cabo de Gata Natural Park. Overall, it’s the perfect place for those who want to get a fully naked experience for a day or for a whole holiday stay.
Fun fact. In July 2013 a local group organized a Guinness World Record attempt at the largest ever nudist swim. In total 729 naturists entered the sea and set a new record (beating the previous one set in New Zealand one year earlier).
Playa Cantarrijan near Nerja, Province of Malaga
Contributed by Joanna from Andalucia In My Pocket
Playa Cantarriján is a beautiful, remote nudist beach in the Cerro Gordo Natural Park, in the South of Spain. Getting to the beach is quite an adventure itself, as the road is narrow and has a lot of hairpin curves. In summer, access to cars is prohibited, and the access is done via a local minibus. Another great way to reach the beach, especially in summer, is by kayaking from La Herradura.
I visited the beach at the end of February and drove to the beach. There is a relatively large car park just next to the beach. The beach is quite small, covered with pebbles, and it is surrounded by dramatic cliffs. There are two restaurants that are open during the summer months and are very popular. It is recommended to book a table if you want to dine here.
Whilst this nude beach is well known among the locals, it is still a hidden gem for foreign tourists. I really enjoyed spending time here, especially because the area offers both relaxation and adventure opportunities. Just behind the beach, there is a path that climbs up the cliffs, following the old coastal route between the old Moorish watch towers.
Learn more about Nerja: 10+ Best Things To Do In Nerja, Spain In One Day
Playa de Cabopino in Marbella, Province of Malaga
Cabopino Beach, or Playa de Cabopino, is a 1.5km long beach with fine gold sand and calm shallow waters. It’s one of the best virgin beaches you can find along the Costa del Sol and actually the only beach in Marbella that isn’t urbanized. All because Dunas de Artola – protected sand dunes that were declared a Natural Monument in 2001. There you won’t find any toilets and showers, but there’s a place where you can rent beach equipment. The closest beach bar is on the east end of the beach, near Cabopino Port.
Playa de Cabopino is clothing-optional but can be divided into the following parts – the east part is for swimwear, the central is mixed, and the nudist part is located on the western part and is bordered by Artola sand dunes. The beach is also very popular among the local gay community. Whatever spot you choose, you can expect plenty of space, cleanliness, nice soft sand, and pleasant clear waters. After all, not without a reason Cabopino Beach was awarded with a Blue Flag.
The beach is located about 15km from Marbella and 7km from La Cala de Mijas. Parking is free along the little road leading to the beach. In high season it gets full quickly so be sure to arrive early. There are also buses running from Marbella and Fuengirola.
Learn more about Marbella: 10+ Best Things To Do In Marbella, Spain
Playa de Benalnatura in Benalmadena, Province of Malaga
Contributed by Cristina from My Little World of Travelling
Playa Benalnatura is a nudist beach located in the coastal resort of Benalmadena, 25 minutes drive from Malaga, Southern Spain. It’s one of the few nude beaches in Costa del Sol. It’s a small hidden beach surrounded by beautiful vegetation. You can’t know it is there unless you look for it on Google. Unlike other beaches, Benalnatura Beach is strictly for nudists, so I wouldn’t recommend visiting them unless you practice nudism.
I haven’t personally visited this beach, but I looked from afar and heard of it because of friends and family members who live in the area. It’s a dark sand beach, and the swell is moderate; always make sure to check out the beach flag before swimming in the sea. In terms of facilities, there are showers, public toilets, bins and a restaurant. Unfortunately, you need to access the beach by stairs, so it isn’t accessible for everyone.
Whether you are staying in Arroyo de la Miel or Benalmadena Costa, you can get to this beach by bus. If you are driving, there are a few outdoor free car parks near the beach.
Another nearby nudist beach you might also want to check out is Guadalmar Beach in Torremolinos, a beach town near Malaga (and next to Benalmadena).
Learn more about Benalmadena: 7 Best Things To Do In Benalmadena Pueblo, Spain
Nude beaches in Catalonia, Spain
Platja dels Balmins in Sitges, Province of Barcelona
Nestled along the coast of Sitges, lies the Platja dels Balmins, a true paradise for naturists and sun-lovers alike. It’s a clothing-optional sandy beach with crystal-clear waters located in a sheltered bay. It also features nice views over the Sitges center. Balmins Beach isn’t hidden at all and it can be easily seen from a town promenade. In the area, you’ll also find a chiringuito beach bar, showers, and toilets.
Over the years it became one of the most famous and lively LGBTQ+ beaches in Europe attracting thousands of visitors throughout the summer months. Playa de los Balmins isn’t really big, so if you’re looking for a relaxing beach day and a lot of people might bother you – choose some other beach in the area. For example, nearby well-hidden and more difficult to reach, Cala de Home Mort beach might be a good choice.
Playa de los Balmins is very easily accessible. It’s located between Sitges town center and Aiguadolç Sitges Port. It’s about a 20-minute walk along the coastal path.
Learn more about Sitges: 10+ Best Things To Do In Sitges, Spain
Platja Del Torn near Cambrils, Province of Tarragona
Platja Del Torn is a 2km long sandy nudist beach surrounded by clear blue waters on the one side and a dense green nature preserve on the other. Thanks to picturesque scenery and a serene vibe it’s considered the number one nude beach on Costa Dorada. There you won’t find many amenities. Among those that are available, you’ll find showers, toilets, chiringuito beach bar, and lifeguards working during the high season. It can get busy but there’s always enough space for a pleasant time.
Near the beach, you’ll also find a premium naturist resort and camping, Camping El Templo del Sol. Platja Del Torn is located near famous holiday destinations like Cambrils, Salou, and Tarragona. The road leading to parking is quite steep and narrow.
Learn more about Cambrils: 10+ Best Things To Do In Cambrils, Spain
Platja Savinosa in Tarragona, Province of Tarragona
Contributed by Tammy and Corey Barr from The Barr Scene
Spain’s Mediterranean coastline is one of the largest on that sea and offers a plethora of “naturist” beaches. Whilst staying in Tarragona in the summer of 2022, we visited a lovely nude beach called Platja Savinosa.
Tarragona is a large beach town about an hour west of Barcelona by train. The funny thing about nude beaches in this area is that they are not very private. The trains hug the coast and even at a fast pace, passengers can spot blurry tanned blobs while glancing out the windows.
Savinosa is just east of Tarragona, about a 10-minute car or bus ride. It is a large beach with golden sand, and a few large scattered rocks scattered. The bay is shallow and warm turquoise water greets bathers in the summer months. One side of the beach is filled with all the usual beach-goers and as one continues eastward, the crowd thins out as the invisible divider delineates the naturalist section.
It is a popular beach because there is a cafe, showers, toilets, and a parking lot nearby. It is easy to get to Savinosa and enjoy a beach day no matter which side of the beach you choose. But it is not too crowded because of the divided beach. Some folks shy away from sharing the golden seascape with naked people!
We liked the relaxed vibe, great facilities, and gentle water. Fellow nude frolickers ranged in age and walks of life, from children with parents to elderly couples. The only problem we experienced was a sunburnt bottom!
Learn more about Tarragona: 15+ Best Things To Do In Tarragona, Spain
Nude beaches in Asturias, Spain
Playa de Torimbia in Llanes, Province of Asturias
Playa de Torimbia is a breathtaking beach near Llanes in Northern Spain. Its nude history goes back to the 1960s which makes it… the oldest nudist beach in Asturias! This 500m long seashell-shaped beach is secluded and well-hidden behind 50m high cliffs covered in lush green vegetation. Together with white sand and turquoise waters, it all creates striking views. There are no amenities in Playa de Torimbia, except for a beach bar in high season.
Torimbia Beach is an official nudist beach but it’s also frequently visited by non-nudists. And we are not surprised at all by that! To get to the beach you need to leave your car in the parking lot near Niembru town and travel the rest of the route on foot (about a 20-minute walk).
Playa de Ballota in Llanes, Province of Asturias
Spectacular Playa de Ballota is small, about 500m long, quiet, and secluded beach on Costa Verde. Its natural surroundings with the mix of lush green vegetation, fine white sand, and crystal blue waters create a truly unforgettable view. There you won’t find any amenities, only a chiringuito during the summer months. So be sure to take with you everything you might need. Tip: come when the tide is low because during high tide the beach gets flooded.
On Ballota Beach non-nudist and nudists coexist very well. A dedicated, but not too big, nudist area is located at the west end of the beach, behind the big rock.
Access to Playa de Ballota is fairly easy, although through a dirt road. There’s a free parking lot behind the beach (with just a few parking spots so take that into account and arrive early) and from it, you need to walk down the stairs to the beach. The effort will definitely be worth it!
Nude beaches in Valencia, Spain
Raco del Conill in Villajoyosa, Province of Alicante
Raco del Conill is a small and well-hidden official nudist beach in the beautiful colorful town of Villajoyosa. It’s a rocky beach so be sure to take a nice soft towel/blanket or even a sunbed and water shoes. The water is crystal clear, perfect for snorkeling and making a refreshing dip. During summer months there is a chiringuito (an open-air snack bar) on-site too.
The beach is located about 6km from both Villajoyosa and Benidorm town centers. Access to Raco del Conill is quite difficult, but definitely worth an effort. To get there you can choose between a scenic hike from each town (around 1.5h one way) or arriving by car, which we recommend. The access road is quite neglected, narrow, and bumpy so be careful while driving. In the end, you’ll find quite a big parking lot so you shouldn’t have any problems with finding a free spot.
Travel tip. Before going all the way down to the beach stop at a road lay-by viewpoint. From there take a short walk in the surroundings and admire Raco del Conill and its scenic surroundings from above.
Learn more about Villajoyosa: One Day In Villajoyosa, Spain. Complete Travel Guide
Nude beaches in Balearic Islands, Spain
Cala Moltó, Mallorca
Contributed by Sara from I Go To Spain
Mallorca is renowned for its beautiful nude beaches. One such beach is Cala Moltó, a cove located near the town of Capdepera, in the northeast of Mallorca. Please note that “Cala” is the Spanish term for “cove”.
I visited Cala Moltó last year in October, early in the morning. To reach it from Capdepera, you first need to drive to Cala Agulla, which takes about 10 minutes. There, you´ll find parking facilities. From Cala Agulla, you start a walk that won’t take more than 20 minutes. The trail begins in a pine forest and leads to a crossroads. Cross a wooden bridge, and you’ll arrive at your destination. Another way to reach this cove is by boat.
Upon my arrival, my first impression was that I was standing in front of a vast pool. The waters were incredibly clear, tranquil, and with an intense blue color. The beach is relatively small, spanning no more than 50 meters in length and 10 meters in width. It consists mostly of rocks with some sandy patches. Cala Moltó is a virgin cove, so don’t expect to find any services there.
I’ve heard that during the peak summer months, from June to August, an influx of visitors arrive for reasons other than nudism, making it less secluded during that period. Nevertheless, it’s worth noting that Cala Moltó maintains its status as somewhat of a hidden gem for nudists, depending on the time of your visit.
Platja des Trenc, Mallorca
Contributed by Rai from A Rai of Light
Mallorca, often considered one of the best Spanish islands, has an abundance of beautiful beaches. The best amongst them is the gorgeous Es Trenc Beach. Found on the south coast of the island of Mallorca, Es Trenc is a natural unspoiled beach featuring white sand, clear turquoise waters, and flat sandy dunes.
The beach, split into two sections, extends over 3 kilometers between the towns of Colònia de Sant Jordi and Ses Covetes. Despite its location in a protected nature reserve, its popularity, however, means that this is no hidden gem. The nudist section of the beach can be found around a 20-minute walk from the car park, in the direction of Ses Covetes.
The best part about Es Trenc is that this beach is not overly commercialized and doesn’t have many restaurants and large holiday resorts like many of the other beaches on the island. Aside from a small bar, serving drinks and snacks, there are no other amenities or facilities on the beach. Fortunately, it is relatively easy to get to Es Trenc as it is located an hour by road from Palma. You can take bus 530 to Sa Rapita and Ses Covetes. You can also get there by car, although parking can be an issue during the peak summer months.
Nude Beaches in Spain – Summing up
Hope you enjoyed our selection of nude beaches in Spain. So many beautiful ones to choose from, right? And to think that this is only a small fraction of all available on the Spanish coastline! We’re sure that everyone who wishes to leave clothes behind, no matter if seasoned naturists or first-timers, will find the perfect spot for themselves. We wish you an amazing and peaceful time and a freeing experience.
Have you already visited another great nude beach in Spain? Be sure to let us, and the readers, know about it in the comments.
Our thoughts about nude beaches in Spain
Since August 2021 we’ve spent almost a year in total in Spain. We’ve traveled almost through all coasts. We’ve seen many beaches and hidden coves, both ‘standard’ and nudist ones. What we can say after that time is that in Spain most people have no problems with seeing naked or half-naked bodies.
Topless women are the norm on each beach and nobody has any problem with that, nobody is staring or commenting. Ok, maybe except for a few nasty tourists. And naturists, at least the ones we saw, were just chilling on the beaches, enjoying the sun, water, nature, and the experience. For us, people from Poland, it was very liberating to see how different life can be only a few hundred kilometers further. And although we haven’t tried going naked ourselves, we love that mindset, to be honest!