Spain has, perhaps, the largest number of naturist / clothes-optional beaches of any country in the world and the Spanish coast of Andalucia has more naturist beaches of any area in Spain!
So, you have come to the right place and if you have your own transport then you may wish to use Costa Natura as a base to explore some of the other naturist beaches along the coast. Against each beach is shown the distance from Costa Natura and the approximate travel time. There are many more naturist beaches in Andalucia, but the nearest ones to Costa Natura are shown below:
Costa Natura Beach. Distance 0 kms
This is the public naturist beach right alongside Costa Natura. There is a beach access gate from inside Costa Natura, next to Renato’s Kiosk. The kiosk serves both Costa Natura Residents as well as beachgoers. Normally this beach is fully naturist for about 300m until just before the Fuerte Hotel, before which, clothing must be worn. The beach is sand and shingle and swimming is possible, although the beach shelves quite rapidly as you enter the water.
Cabopino – Artola Beach. Distance 49 kms, 35 mins
This is a pleasant, sandy, clothes optional, beach just beyond Marbella. Drive along the N-340, past Calahonda, turning off at the Cabopino sign. Drive up the slip road to the roundabout and take the first exit off and about 100m from here turn right into the large, unsurfaced carpark. From here take one of the wooden boardwalks towards the beach. Facing the sea, the beach, to the left, is textile and has many chiringuitos and other services. Turn right and walk along the beach to find the naturist area. In fact there is often a mix of textile and naturist users in this part of the beach, but the atmosphere is pleasant with good co-existence. Remember to bring a parasol, water and provisions, because there are no services, unless you get dressed and walk back to the textile area.
Playamarina Beach – Mijas Costa. Distance 58 kms, 40 mins
This is a relatively new clothes optional beach which is signposted on the N-340 road between Mijas Costa and Fuengirola. (it is better to approach from Fuengirola so as to facilitate turning off the road, inland, to park near the footbridge). Cross the footbridge and walk down onto the beach. Reports of this beach are quite good and there is a chiringuito and toilets.
Benalnatura in Benalmadena. Distance 73 kms, 55 mins
This is a fully naturist cove right in Benalmadena. On the N-340 coast road from Fuengirola to Benalmadena, as you enter Benalmadena turn off onto the service road, just before the Torrequebrada Casino and park. The entrance to Benalnatura is down several flights of steps to the cove below. This is a little gem of a naturist beach, but it is very popular and the small cove can quickly fill up with naturists – so it can get quite crowded, particularly at weekends. There is a chiringuito which serves a wide range of dishes, but you must be naturist or you will not be served!
Guadalmar Beach in Malaga. Distance 83 kms, 55 mins
This is Malaga’s official naturist beach, next to the mouth of the Guadalhorce River in the San Julian neighbourhood. Near the entrance where there is ample parking you get a textile-naturist mix, but further to the right it’s more fully naturist. The beach is situated below the fightpath to the airport and backed by the Malaga Parador de Golf Hotel and Golf course. The beach is sandy and there is a chiringuito and services near the entrance.
El Chorrito Beach – Bolonia. Distance 95 kms, 1hr 20 mins
A wonderful, sandy, naturist beach on the Atlantic Coast, beyond Tarifa. From Estepona, drive on the N-340, past Tarifa and after 12 kms further, turn left at the signpost for Bolonia. After 7 kms, as you enter the village, take the first left turn and follow this road right to the end ( >1km). At the end of the road is a large carpark and chiringuito. Parking here, walk down to the main beach and facing the sea, turn left (towards Tarifa). Walking for about 10 minutes along the beach it becomes increasingly naturist. It is important to choose the right weather (calm or with a light westerly wind) for a visit to this beach. If the wind is high then you will get sand-blasted! In the right conditions though this is a really wonderful, sandy beach – there are no services or shade on the beach, so be sure to bring plenty of water and provisions as well as a parasol.