Nude Beaches in Spain

Nudist Beaches in Asturias

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Asturias

Asturias

Asturias Area

Located in the north-west of Spain, Asturias is an autonomous community bordered by Cantabria. It’s capital is Oviedo and the largest city in the community is Gijón which is one Spain’s most important shipping ports. It has a strong economy, contributed to from various sectors including steel production, the rearing of livestock, fish farms and tourism. The transport infrastructure is modern and includes good motorway and rail links as well as a relatively new underground rail network. The major ferry port in Santander is a popular crossing from Britain and nearby Castrillón has an international airport. There are various places of interest such as ancient Roman baths and palaces as well as lovely parks and plazas surrounded by shops, quaint little tapas bars and a good selection of restaurants. Gijón offers visitors a choice of lovely beaches including the city’s main beach, San Lorenzo that has services such as showers, toilets and lifeguards.

The coastline and countryside around Asturias is spellbinding in its beauty and offers visitors a wonderful mix of history and outdoor pursuits. Many people visit the area to explore the impressive Picos de Europa National Park which forms part of the huge Cantabrian Mountains. The mountains and peaks are popular spots for mountaineering and climbing and there are several ski resorts. The lower slopes and valleys offer spectacular rivers and lakes where there are many hiking trails and excellent fishing. Much of the area’s history can be found in the Historical Park of the Navia River that has various walking routes where you can explore the remains of ancient forts and castles, the Peñafurada tunnels where gold used to be mined, and at the Ethnographical Museum in Grandas de Salime you can see how the local inhabitants in the Middle Ages used to live.

The coastal areas are stunning and are best visited on foot or by bicycle, as many of the beaches are inaccessible by car and so many visitors miss out on the hundreds of hidden coves and bays that are great for a bit of nude sunbathing. When visiting these more remote beaches always make sure you keep an eye on the tide as some will have various access routes during low tide but once the tide comes in these can be blocked and leave you stranded until the tide goes out again. Extremely ancient history can be found below the waves too. The area of Castrillón is home to Arnao beach where some of the reefs are embedded with fossils that are over 400 million years old. The municipality of Llanes offers excellent outdoor activities include hiking, cycling, mountaineering, golfing, surfing, fishing, trekking, adventure sports and water sports. It is also a favourite destination for naturists with 4 official nudist beaches as well as 2 main beaches located in the town.

The beautiful village of Tapia de Casariego is one of northern Spain’s most popular spots for surfing and at Easter each year the village holds an international surf competition. There are surf schools run by professional teachers and also a surf camp. Other activities include an exciting go-kart track called Kartodroma, horse riding tours and a 9 hole golf course. In the centre of Asturias is the town of Grado that is built around a historic centre and is part of the famous Route of Santiago, as are many of the towns and villages in Asturias. There is truly something for everyone in this fantastic part of Spain and although it is not as warm as the southern areas, visitors can discover beaches all to themselves, visit one on the 7 official nudist beaches in Asturias or enjoy fun filled family holidays in one of the resort areas whilst exploring the stunning surrounding countryside.

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