Nudist Beaches in Alicante
The province of Alicante encompasses both Costa Blanca north and south, from Denia in the north to Pilar de la Horadada in the south and as far inland as Villena. It ranks the 4th most popular province in Spain and has the largest foreign population of all Spain’s provinces. With so much of the province being coastal, it is an extremely popular tourist destination and includes the large cities of Alicante and Benidorm. The large town of Torrevieja lies just outside the area of Orihuela Costa which attracts many holidaymakers to its beach resorts of Campoamor, Cabo Roig, La Zenia, Playa Flamenca and Punta Prima. The areas around Torrevieja and La Mata are considered to have one of the healthiest climate’s in the world, due to their vast salt lakes.
Alicante province offers visitors an excellent choice of attractions, historical castles, fantastic Blue Flag beaches, rugged mountains, lush valleys and beautiful lakes. The town of Elche is home to the largest palm groves in Europe and received an international UNESCO award, declaring it a world heritage site in 2000. The stunning Guadalest Valley is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Spain. The top of the valley is reached by a steep winding road that passes through the picturesque village of Polop before emerging at the Castle, perched high above the surrounding countryside. The views from the castle ramparts are breathtaking and reach all the way to the Bay of Altea. Another extremely popular attraction is the Island of Tabarca, a haven for pirates in days of old. The island and surrounding waters were declared a protected marine reserve and bird sanctuary in 1986, making it an excellent destination for snorkelling. There are boat trips to the island from various towns on the Costa Blanca, the closest being Santa Pola.
Fishing and agriculture form a large part of the province’s economy although the main industry is undoubtedly tourism, which is no wonder considering the vast choice of beautiful beaches. Each summer thousands of holidaymakers flock to the area in search of fun in the sea, lazy days of sunbathing and evenings spent wining and dining on some of the fabulous local quisine. Apart from the province’s main beaches, there are also 13 areas that have nudist beaches in Alicante. Most of these are official and a few where nude bathing is practised but not official.