Nudist Beach in Sagunto
The historical town of Sagunto lies north of Valencia city on the Costa del Azahar. Dominated by the remains of Sagunto Castle, which sits on a hill above the town, it played an important part in the 2nd Punic War. On the north slope of the hill there is a partly restored Roman theatre that was built using the concave shape of the hill to amplify the theatre’s acoustics. The theatre is famous for being the first official National Monument to be declared in Spain in 1896. Throughout the town, and especially in the Old Jewish Quarter there are historical remnants including the 14th century Sagunto History Museum.
Just south of Sagunto’s port is the Marjal dels Moros, a small wetland area well worth a visit for birdwatching enthusiasts. The wetland is home to dozens of bird and waterfowl species as well as various fish. Roughly a 40 minute drive along the coast from Sagunto is the third most important wetland in Spain, Albufera de Valencia Natural Park, a vast wetland of more than 20,000 hectares and home to an impressive 70,000 plus wintering waterfowl. Visitors to Sagunto during August, who fancy a taste of Spain’s craziest festival, and the world’s largest tomato fight should make the 40 minute journey inland to the Town of Buñol. La Tomatina Festival sees the towns usual population of 9,000 grow to a staggering 50,000 people, all there for an hour of total tomato mayhem !!.. Truck loads of ripe tomatoes are ferried into the centre of town where the firing of water cannons signal for the battle to commence. The festival is carried out in good spirit and after the battle, participants with the assistance of fire trucks, help to wash down the streets which are literally painted red.
The Port of Sagunto and it’s sandy beaches attract holidaymakers from all over Europe and the United Kingdom, seeking sun and sea, and for the more adventurous, there is an official nudist beach in Sagunto, located north of the port near the residential area of Casablanca.