To be honest, “nudism” is not really my thing. I mean, I do go topless, and I use a tanga which resembles a piece of dental floss. But my thing is more to suggest than just show everything, and it always has been. For those of you who like to show the best (or worst) of your bodies, and underneath the sunshine, my beloved Barcelona has many options and surprises in store for you.
You can reach many beaches from the city – via car, train, bus you can pretty much get anywhere without any problems. Of course, you can stay in hotels on the beach – but as you imagine, during the high season, the prices rocket. Truthfully, if you are after something a bit more secluded, Barcelona isn´t your nudist option. If you want parties, chiringuitos, drinks till late and the whole city at your finger tips – Barcelona is for you.
One beach just a step away from the city is Mar Bella. Only 500m long, it´s in Barceloneta, and well located, in front of a row seafood restaurants, and near lots of bars for drinking and eating tapas. It´s a very touristy area…and is full of nudists and curiosities. With its white sand, this artificial beach is a good option if you want something to near to where you are staying, and it also has wheelchair access.
San Sebastian is another beach just by the city centre. Apparently one of the oldest in Barcelona, it´s also known as the Baths of San Sebastian, and is next to the Club Natación Barcelona. In spite of its central location, it still retains an element of isolation. Though during the summer, prepare yourself – it´s a meeting point for singletons… Also worth a mention, if you like to go nude but the beach isn´t for you, there is the Bernat Picornell swimming pool in Montjuic. With opening hours for the practice of naturism without limits, here you can enjoy a more conformable swim.
But back to the beaches! In the Garraf area, in Sitges, a little bit further out of town, you´ll find the beach Cala del Home Mort. This place has a big gay and lesbian crowd, and you´ll find very few heterosexual couples. The beach is divided by a cliff, so access is a bit difficult, but well worth it. There´s also the Balmins beach, near a cemetery and the jetty of the port of Aiguadolc. Fine, gold sand awaits…Cala Morisca is another one – you´ll have to pay for parking, but the beach is lovely, and is 29km down the Garraf motorway. For more information about nudism and naturism in Catalunya, visit the website http://www.naturisme.cat/, which has details of various activities and events.