As the sun beats down on the glistening Mediterranean Sea, many tourists flock to Valencia’s beaches to soak up the Spanish sun and embrace the Mediterranean lifestyle.
According to the May 2023 tourism statistics released by Turespaña, Spain’s tourism board, Valencia Region recorded the highest year-on-year growth in tourist arrival ahead of Madrid and Catalonia.
However, for some travelers, the traditional swimsuit is just too restricting. If you’re looking to embrace naturism and leave your swimwear behind, Valencia has plenty of nudist beaches that offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy the freedom of being in nature.
Naturists from all over the world make it their mission to travel around nudist beaches in different countries, soak up the sun, and sea while they are completely nude. In this article, we are presenting you the seven of the best nudist beaches near Valencia:
Playa de El Saler
Located just south of Valencia, Playa de El Saler is a secluded beach that stretches for 6km. The dunes and clear waters make for a serene and beautiful setting — it’s easy to see why it’s a popular spot for naturists. The beach is also easily accessible, with parking available nearby.
Enhanced by a gentle breeze, it provides a serene and natural environment in close proximity to the vibrant city of Valencia. Located near the city, Playa de El Saler boasts a dedicated naturist area. To reach this section, head towards the Hotel Sidi El Saler. and follow the road on the left until you reach the last apartment block. You’ll find a designated car park right in front of block 5, clearly marked as the entrance to the nudist beach. The path covers approximately 800 meters and is also accessible for individuals using wheelchairs.
Hotel Sidi El Saler is an abandoned hotel but travelers can stay at Parador de El Saler, which is an excellent option for travelers visiting this part of the city.
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Corinto-Malvarrosa Beach, Sagunto
Corinto-Malvarrosa Beach is located at the northernmost end of the Sagunto district and is another clothing-optional beach near Valencia. Here the beach has mixed fine and coarse sand. If you prefer fine sand, from the car park you should walk to your left section of the beach. It has a camping area, parking and WC services.
Playa de l’Arbre del Gos
Located to the south of Valencia, Playa de l’Arbre del Gos is a peaceful and secluded beach that’s perfect for naturists looking for some quiet relaxation. The beach is known for its clear water and soft sand, and there are plenty of opportunities to hike and explore the surrounding area.
This beach, close to the Pinedo area, is one of the most popular for nudists near Valencia. Nudism is practiced by 80% of the users and it has a nearby promenade, shower area and tables and benches for a picnic.
Playa de Pinedo
Situated south of the Port and the Club Náutico de Valencia (Yacht Clbu), the beach is shielded from northern winds and resides adjacent to the charming town of Pinedo. Stretching up to the second breakwater of the Paseo Marítimo, the area is adorned with various amenities, restaurants, and entertainment establishments. Its northern boundary is marked by the new mouth of the Turia River, alongside Pinedo and the scenic rice fields inland. Towards the south, it meets the pristine shores of Saler beach. This exquisite coastal spot falls within the Albufera Natural Park, showcasing its inherent natural beauty.
This beach is also a dog-friendly beach.
El Dosel Beach, Cullera
This beach is situated within the Albufera Natural Park and attracts a moderate number of visitors. El Dossel, located in the tranquil northern section, provides a suitable space for nudism. With its extensive length, the beach offers convenient access points primarily on the northern side of the lighthouse.
Platja del Mareny de Sant Llorenç
This beach is a pleasant natural beach. With its open expanse and fine sandy shores, its greatest allure comes from the line of dunes that border it, as well as the reed beds adorned with vibrant oleander bushes that transition into meticulously maintained orange orchards.
You have to leave the car between the buildings and take a walk approximately 20-25 minutes along the sea to enjoy a place to practice nudism here.
Playa de L’Aigua Blanca, Oliva
Situated in the southern part of Oliva, near the mouth of the Bullent River, within the Pego-Oliva marshland, this beach retains a few remaining dunes amidst the urban development craze. A serene haven for naturists, the beach remains tranquil as it is separated from the single-family chalets by a small promenade. During the summer, beachside kiosks are set up, adding to the delightful experience by the sea.
Is it required to be nude while visiting a nude beach?
No, it is not. But if you’ve come to a nudist beach, you should embrace the nudity and release your inhibitions.
Most of the people going to nudist beaches are swimming and sunbathing naked. Men are usually fully naked while most women prefer to stay topless.
Etiquette rule: In addition to being impolite, it is strongly discouraged to gaze at others on a nudist beach. Equality and nudity are the accepted norms, so there should be no reason for anyone to attract undue attention.
If you are new to the nudist community, simply imagine that everyone is clothed, and you will adapt comfortably.
So, if you’re looking to embrace naturism and enjoy the freedom of being in nature, Valencia has plenty of nudist beaches to choose from. Whether you prefer secluded spots or larger beaches with plenty of space to move around, you’re sure to find the perfect destination on this list. Just remember to respect the surroundings and other beach-goers, and enjoy the freedom that naturism brings!