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Mar Bella Beach for nudists

If you come to visit the capital of Catalonia, ​​we will help you to find the best apartments for long term in Barcelona. We offer apartments of different types, renovated and well furnished in all areas of Barcelona! This beach is mostly visited by young people, residents of the Sant Martí district, which is the neighbourhood that it can be found. It’s also very easy to access by bicycle as it’s adjoined by a bike lane. Mar Bella beach is frequented loyally, with many of its attendees practicing nudism in the dedicated zone. It’s also a favourite amongst the LGBT public. Maybe it’s for this reason that it’s the venue of choice for the Circuit festival, one of the biggest LGBT festivals in Europe. Further on, there are several sports facilities near the jetty of Bac de Roda, like a volley ball court and playground for children. Also, in the months of July and August by this jetty there is an open beach library, ideal for book lovers.

Mar Bella Beach

Mar Bella Beach is the most notorious nude and gay friendly beach in Barcelona. Similar to all the beaches on the northeastern side of the Olympic Port, Mar Bella Beach was also part of the urban planning that made the waterfront accesible for all the Barcelona residents. It’s connected to the rest of the beaches by the Passeig Marítim. It’s located very close to the charming Poblenou district. If you want to go nude in Barcelona in a gay friendly environment, Mar Bella is your beach.

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Dress code & nudity

Mar Bella beach is very popular among the LGBT community. Due to its special and more secluded location compared to other Barcelona beaches, it’s one of the few nude beaches in Barcelona. On the beach itself, the practice of sports like beach volleyball and table tennis are available. On the other hand, not far from the entrance, there’s a basketball hoop and skating area. The nautical base also offers sea sports like kayak, sailing trips along the coast and catamaran excursions.

Mar Bella Beach is not exclusively a nude beach, as people can also keep their swimsuits on if they choose to, but you’re free to go completely nude if you wish.

Services available

Like all Barcelona beaches, Mar Bella offers adapted showers, public toilets and changing rooms, bicycle parking areas, lifeguard service, restaurant and bar. In fact, you can enjoy cocktails, drinks and food at the lovely Xiringuito Buda Beach.

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Platja de la Mar Bella, Barcelona

One of the most renowned nudist beaches in Barcelona, Mar Bella beach is located next to Bogatell beach and stretches 500 m in length. With a specific nudist section, which is easily recognisable, this urban beach is the top choice for many thanks to its selection of shops, bars and restaurants.

The closest metro stops are line 4, Selva de Mar and Poblenou. From Plaça Catalunya you can also take the H16 bus.

Platja de Sant Sebastià, Barcelona

Although nudism is allowed on this central beach, changes to the area have meant it’s become less common in recent years. Despite this, it’s still one of the top urban nudist beaches in Barcelona along with Platja de la Mar Bella. It also offers great accessibility for those with reduced mobility.Get the L4 (yellow line) to Barceloneta.

One of the most popular nudist beaches in Barcelona, Platja del Coco boasts almost 1-km of soft sand to enjoy near the Port of Badalona. Here you’ll find both nudists and non-nudists bathing side by side. During the week this urban beach is perfect for those looking for a quieter area away from the crowds. However expect it to get busy on summer weekends.

This beach is easily accessible by train, bus and metro from Barcelona city centre.

Platja d’Ocata, Masnou

This beautiful beach only 20 minutes from the city centre is one of the coolest nudist beaches in Barcelona. What’s more, it’s easy to get to and boasts tranquil, calm waters. It has a specific nudist section stretching 200 m where bathing suits are optional. There’s also a selection of beach and water sports for you to try your hand at while you’re there!

This 2-km beach of gorgeous golden sands is one of our favourite nudist beaches in Barcelona, in the town of Vilanova i la Geltrú. It has parking shared with the neighbouring beach of Sant Gervasi, but getting a space might be difficult on weekends. So we recommend you get there early!

Excursions in Barcelona

To make the most of Barcelona and fill your trip with unforgettable experiences and emotions, we offer you the excursions through the Catalan capital organized by our friends – the GetYourGuide team. Choose your excursion and fall in love with Barcelona:

Nudist section Mar Bella Beach

  • Nudist area
  • Drinks and ice-cream kiosks
  • Sports equipment (Basketball and volleyball courts, ping-pong table, skating area)
  • Parasol and deckchair rental
  • Lockers
  • Showers and public restrooms

Nudist sections

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