Beaches - Naturist Beaches of Andalucia

Andalucía is the autonomous community with the most kilometres of nudist beach © Michelle Chaplow
Andalucía is the autonomous community with the most kilometres of nudist beach

Naturist Beaches of Andalucia

The Spanish Tourist Board estimates that around 1.5 million tourists visit Spain every summer with the express aim of practicing naturism. To this number can be added the estimated half a million Spaniards who habitually or occasionally enjoying sunbathing in the buff. Andalucía is the autonomous community with the most kilometres of nudist beach - or we should say, more accurately, beaches where nudism is habitually practiced. From secluded coves and busy urban beaches to great wide sweeps of sand that disappear into inifinty, there are loads of places in Andalucía for you to work on that all-over tan.

Andalucía is also the region with the most dedicated naturist accommodation. There are well-equipped camp-sites, apartment complexes, rural B&Bs, and there’s even a four-star hotel. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to start working on those white bits now!

Language spot

Desnudo / a                     Naked, nude
Desnudarse                     To take your clothes off, strip
En pelota/s, En bola/s     Starkers (literally, in the balls)
En cueros                        In the buff (literally, down to your skin)
Textil                        Textile – ie someone who ISN'T a naturist                   

Naturism and the law

The right to dress (or not) as you see fit is enshrined in the Spanish constitution, and theoretically you can be naked on any beach, or indeed in any public place. In practice, if you walk starkers down a busy High Street the Guardia Civil just might invite you to get dressed. Some naturist beaches are officially designated and signposted as such by local councils. However, there are many other ‘tolerated’ beaches, where people traditionally sunbathe nude, and at these you tend a get a total live-and-let-live mix of sunbathers topless, swimsuited and nudist.

 

Costa de la Luz

The naturist beaches of Cadiz and Huelva. More >

Costa del Sol

The Costa del Sol is jam-packed with lively urban beaches and laid back semi-urban beaches. More >

Costa Tropical

Granada’s coastline is not very long but it does boast a handful of fine nudist beaches as well as opportunities to practice naturism inland. More >

Costa Almería

Almería is home to some of the most stunning and unspoilt nudist beaches in Andalucía. More >

 

Map of Andalucia

 

 

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