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Nudist Beaches in the Valencian Community

Valencian Community

The Valencian Community of Spain encompasses both the Costa Blanca and Costa del Azahar and includes the provinces of Valencia, Castellón and Alicante. The area enjoys over 500 kilometres of beautiful coastline, lush mountains and valleys, protected natural parks, quaint fishing villages and vibrant cities. Although only recently ( 1982 ) receiving its status as an autonomous community, the area was once a Kingdom and one of the component realms of the Crown of Aragon. The entire region is steeped in history and has an abundance of historical buildings, monuments and ancient ruins. Its villages, towns and cities offer visitors a virtual smorgasbord of mouthwatering cuisine and regional wines. There is a great choice of museums and art galleries and the region is home to some of Spain’s largest and most flamboyant festivals and fiestas. Children and adults alike will enjoy the exciting theme parks, water parks, zoo’s and aquariums. The region’s cities entice visitors with elegant shops and boutiques, and the nightlife continues until the small hours.

The province of Valencia stretches along the coast, north as far as Sagunt and south to Gandia and encompasses a large inland area. Throughout the coastal regions are many of Spain’s most popular tourist resorts and this makes up the bulk of the province’s economy, along with fishing and agriculture. Valencia City is the capital of the province and the third largest city in Spain. One of the Valencian Community’s 2 international airports is situated in the city and services a number of budget airlines from all over Europe. It is famous for its stunning City of Arts and Sciences building, a modern complex dedicated to culture and entertainment that receives a staggering amount of visitors each year. One of Spain’s most spectacular festivals, Las Fallas de Valencia dazzles spectators with huge burning puppets called Nintos and one of the worlds largest firework displays. The city of Gandia differs from most of its neighbours in the sense that it is extremely popular with Spanish holidaymakers. It is essentially 2 areas divided into the commercial and shopping districts with mainly apartments housing local residents, and the beach and tourist area with an abundance of holiday apartments. Near the city is the L’Alqueria camping and bungalow complex extremely popular with families due to its proximity to the beach and excellent facilities including  2 swimming pools, jacuzzi & spa, sauna, gymnasium, shopping facilities, bar & terrace, restaurant, children’s play areas and much more. Throughout the province, visitors are enticed to spend lazy days soaking up the sun on one of the areas popular beaches or go for an all over tan with a choice of 7 nudist beaches in Valencia.

The Province of Castellón stretches for over 100 kilometres along the Costa del Azahar. It’s mountainous regions are a firm favourite with hikers and rock climbers. The capital of the province, Castellón de la Plana is ideal for visiting the regions many attractions and natural parks. There are fantastic beach resorts such as Vinaros and Peniscola, seafood lovers should not miss Vinaros’s King Prawn Festival, held in August each year. Scuba divers can enjoy good visibility and sea life not far off the coast of Vinaros where there are a collection of small volcanic islands. The El Prat de Cabanes Natural Park is a wetland area of around 800 hectares which has natural springs that keep it flooded throughout the year and is home to a fabulous array of flora & fauna. Much of the coastline around El Prat is dotted with secluded beaches and coves and there are also 8 nudist beaches in Castellón. Morella is one of the most beautiful towns in Spain and commands a dominant location on top of a hill, surrounded by a fortified wall. The town is a popular with sight seers, with many historical buildings, the Castillo de Morella and an ancient aquaduct. 

Alicante Province lies on both the Costa Blanca north, and south, from Denia to Pilar de la Horadada and as far inland as Villena. It has the largest foreign population of all Spain’s provinces and is Spain’s 4th most popular province. Torrevieja is located in the south of the province and due to its vast salt lakes has been recognised as having one of the healthiest climates in the world. The city borders the Orihuela Costa, an area of lively holiday resorts favoured by British and Scandinavian tourists, many of which choose to stay in Torrevieja due to its high number of holiday apartments and fantastic range of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Throughout the city there are parks, plazas, promenades, beaches and attractions such as go-karting, quad biking and an aqua park. The area of Orihuela Costa attracts many holidaymakers to its beach resorts of Cabo Roig, La Zenia, Playa Flamenca, Punta Prima and Campoamor. For the size of the area, Orihuela Costa has recently been declared to have the highest amount of Blue Flag Status beaches in Spain. In 1437, Orihuela was named the first city of the province of Alicante and was once the capital of the Christian Kingdom. The nearby town of Elche is home to the largest palm groves in Europe that were declared a world heritage site in 2000 and received the International UNESCO Award. Elche is also well known for its shoe production and has one of the largest footwear industries in Europe. The city of Alicante is one of the largest on the Costa Blanca and the capital of the Alicante Province. The city is home to the International Alicante airport, one of the busiest in Spain, and its port is one of the busiest in Spain for the cruise industry. The city offers visitors a host of attractions, excellent shopping, numerous bars, cafes and restaurants and a choice of lovely beaches, as well as 22 nudist beaches in Alicante Province. A 30 minute drive from Alicante is the famous party city of Benidorm. One of the most visited cities in Spain and a popular destination for Stag & Hen parties. Benidorm is home to thousands of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. The city has a great choice of sandy beaches and exciting attractions such as the impressive Terra Mitica Theme Park and Aqualandia Water Park. The world famous Benidorm Palace has been an institute in the city for many years and features many well known artists, bands and cabaret performances. Just 10 kilometres from Benidorm is Altea, one of the Costa Blanca’s prettiest towns and easily recognised by its majestic church with a colourful blue and white tiled dome roof. The town is a Mecca for water sports and has some fantastic beaches and a sweeping bay.

The Valencian Community offers visitors an excellent selection of holiday options and destinations for all the family to enjoy. An area steeped in history, amidst spectacular countryside and ringed by a diverse choice of seaside resorts and fishing villages, offering some of Spain’s most beautiful beaches and secluded coves. Many of the beaches in the area are regularly awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Status and visitors have a good choice of busy family orientated beaches, tranquil bays and coves as well as a large selection of nudist beaches in the Valencian Community. The majority of the nudist beaches are official whilst at others, although not official, nude swimming and sunbathing are practised.

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