Nudist Beach in Alcúdia
In the north of the Balearic Island of Majorca lies the popular tourist town of Alcúdia. The town offers visitors 14 kilometres of beaches, the main one being Platja d’Alcúdia where the majority of the tourist hotels, cafes, bars and restaurants are located. The Port d’Alcúdia also offers a good choice of dining and nightlife around its marina, although many of the restaurants are only open during the summer months. The Old Town is surrounded by a Medieval wall and is home to a Tuesday and Sunday market as well as having many small restaurants serving delicious local cuisine. Tours of the Old Town are available every Wednesday and Friday and start at 10am from the Church of Sant Jaume.
Transport around the town and surrounding areas can be hit or miss, especially during the busy summer months and a hire car is advisable. There is also a decent selection of bicycle hire in the town at excellent daily rates compared to the larger tourist resorts. The sweeping bay of Platja d’Alcúdia joins Playa de Muro which is a popular area for snorkelling and borders the S’Albufera Natural Park. The park is a protected wetland area that attracts birdwatchers from all over Europe and is home to some rare bird species. Year round residents include adorable hoopoes and peragrine falcons. Among the migratory birds that nest here are Elanora’s falcons and Montagu’s harriers. Throughout the park are walking and cycling trails as well as birdwatching hides and a tourist centre.
In July each year the townsfolk celebrate the Festival of St Jaume which goes on for 9 days and includes exhibitions, themed parades, sports tournaments and outdoor theatres. The vibrant festival concludes with a fireworks display and concert. The town’s main beach is perfect for families with small children as it shelves gently and the waters are calm and shallow. There is a selection of water sports available in the beach area closest to the town and there is also an official nudist beach in Alcúdia.