Barcelona nude beach

Barcelona is an ultimate tourist destination with countless sights of interest, be it history or art, beautiful views, gastronomic delights, vibrant night life and, of course, beaches.

Now, what other major city can boast with a naturist beach in its central area? One beach is located in the southern part of the hip Barceloneta area and is called Sant Sebastià.

You can see it on the right side coming down by cable car from park Montjuïc.

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The location is especially perfect if you go there after checking out the Olympic site and city news from Montjuïc. It also has a dune with tall grass, which gives it a bit more natural and secluded feeling.

All beaches within the city boundaries have showers, which is useful if you want to continue exploring the city straight after the beach.

Both naturist beaches of Barcelona are full of locals and tourists but are not overcrowded.

You will be most certainly offered a ‘masaje’ right on the beach; we thought it was a good idea, but just did massage to each other instead.

The clothing optional section is big enough for a walk or even a short run.

But when the sun was high we of course went to swim or simply relaxed in the breeze and in water. Actually I read that some people took it one step further and were even walking naked on the streets, but unfortunately the new mayor was apparently looking for some ways to distract people’s attention from economic problems and proposed a law forbidding even walking topless in the city (even for men).

Well, actually the sea was quite rough, so it was difficult to relax in water and we mostly played in waves. Let’s hope the trend will be reversed soon, otherwise we’ll loose just about the only big city with naturist sea beaches in the centre.

This beach is inextricably linked to the fishing quarter of the same name, Barceloneta, Barcelona's classic neighbourhood by the sea, where the people of Barcelona love to come and eat fish and seafood dishes and "tapas".

Located in the traditional fishing district, this is one of Barcelona's oldest and best-loved beaches.

It is thought to have inspired Miguel de Cervantes as the setting for the fight between Don Quixote and the Knight of the White Moon.

It was here that the knight errant was finally defeated and abandoned his quest.

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