Nudist beaches in Barcelona are just what we need to help us get through the month of August. Heat wave after heat wave is making us dream of nothing more than spending these long summer days at the beach and cooling off in the waves.
Catalonia is a very open-minded region and with it you’ll find an array of nudist beaches in Barcelona. Whether you’re a seasoned nudist or you’re curious about discovering new places to go this summer, we’ve got a list of the best nudist beaches in Barcelona for you.
So make sure you’ve got your sun cream and a bottle of water, because that’s all you’re going to need to make this summer unforgettable!
Platja de la Mar Bella, Barcelona
One of the most renowned nudist beaches in Barcelona, Mar Bella beach is located next to Bogatell beach and stretches 500 m in length. With a specific nudist section, which is easily recognisable, this urban beach is the top choice for many thanks to its selection of shops, bars and restaurants.
The closest metro stops are line 4, Selva de Mar and Poblenou. From Plaça Catalunya you can also take the H16 bus.
Platja de Sant Sebastià, Barcelona
Although nudism is allowed on this central beach, changes to the area have meant it’s become less common in recent years. Despite this, it’s still one of the top urban nudist beaches in Barcelona along with Platja de la Mar Bella. It also offers great accessibility for those with reduced mobility.Get the L4 (yellow line) to Barceloneta.
Platja del Coco, Badalona
One of the most popular nudist beaches in Barcelona, Platja del Coco boasts almost 1-km of soft sand to enjoy near the Port of Badalona. Here you’ll find both nudists and non-nudists bathing side by side. During the week this urban beach is perfect for those looking for a quieter area away from the crowds. However expect it to get busy on summer weekends.
This beach is easily accessible by train, bus and metro from Barcelona city centre.
Platja d’Ocata, Masnou
This beautiful beach only 20 minutes from the city centre is one of the coolest nudist beaches in Barcelona. What’s more, it’s easy to get to and boasts tranquil, calm waters. It has a specific nudist section stretching 200 m where bathing suits are optional. There’s also a selection of beach and water sports for you to try your hand at while you’re there!
Platja de l’Aiguadolç, Vilanova i la Geltrú
This 2-km beach of gorgeous golden sands is one of our favourite nudist beaches in Barcelona, in the town of Vilanova i la Geltrú. It has parking shared with the neighbouring beach of Sant Gervasi, but getting a space might be difficult on weekends. So we recommend you get there early!
Platja de Ponent, Premià de Mar
Platja de Ponent is one of the four of the Premià de Mar beaches. This small nudist beach near Barcelona is a semi-urban beach, making it a little more private than some of the others on our list. Simply hop on the bus heading direction Mataró and in less than an hour you’ll be in this small haven for nudists. Also popular among surfers.
Platja de la Ricarda, El Prat
One of the nudist beaches in Barcelona with the most crystal-clear waters, Platja de la Ricarda is the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city beaches. There’s a parking area and it can also be reached by the PR3 bus. Perfect for lazy afternoons or long evenings to enjoy the sunset in this peaceful haven outside the city.
Platja de L’Home Mort, Sitges
One of the nudist beaches in Barcelona located in Sitges, this one has something special about it: it was the first gay nudist beach in the world. This small cove is perfect for those seeking privacy. It’s best accessed by car, but is also on the hike route from Sitges and Vilanova if you like to add a walk in to your trip to the beach.
With no bars or cafés it’s an unspoiled paradise, therefore great care should be taken to take all your rubbish home.
Cala Morisca, Sitges
Also in Sitges is this small and intimate nudist beach, nested under the cliffs of El Garraf. This hidden cove is perfect for those seeking peace and quiet away from the crowds. Again, it can only be accessed by car and it has a parking area which is rather expensive – given it’s the only option.
This beach has gorgeous clear waters, a restaurant with sun loungers and showers, making it a perfect spot to spend a day in paradise.
So there you have it. Our list of our top nudist beaches in Barcelona. Let us know, which one’s your favourite!