Although nudism is technically legal throughout Spain , strolling down a crowded city street in the buff would likely be frowned upon. Instead, naturists tend to stick to specifically designated areas where nudism is clearly encouraged, including the wealth of nude beaches that dot Spain's stunning coastline. In general, these nudist resorts and beaches tend to be somewhat out of the way, meaning you'll have to rent a car to get to some of them. But if baring it all is a must during your once-in-a-lifetime Spanish vacation, it'll be well worth the trek. And for those who prefer a more urban scene, some large towns and even major metropolitan ares such as Barcelona have nude beaches within their city limits.
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They say our dreams are never cheap, yet one of the most inexpensive fantasies involves imagining ourselves lying in our bare skin, exulting in the luxury of a wild beach or a remote cove. The time has come to go out looking for them, as the waters of the Mediterranean will be warm enough for swimming by mid-June. Nobody is immune to the charms of this beach, which is located smack in the middle of Santander, but is only accessible from the city by boat, or after a minute trek from Somo. Once there, the beach bar El Puntal is living testimony of how this sandy spit has grown in popularity: 45 years ago it occupied the end of the beach, and now only meters separate it from Punta Rabiosa. The Robinson Crusoes of this beach take up an area located meters from the beach bar, near the white dunes, while the side facing the bay is reserved for kids, and everyone else gets the spot with views of Magdalena peninsula. This superb chain of dunes stretching for nearly two kilometers has an area of meters reserved for the Adam and Eve types, who can lie here with the sound of the crashing waves in the background.
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The Spanish Tourist Board estimates that around 1. To this number can be added the estimated half a million Spaniards who habitually or occasionally enjoying sunbathing in the buff. So what are you waiting for? 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.
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