A Day Spent at Cala Estreta – Nude Beach in Spain
Guest Blog by: Robert Hirschmann Brown
Spain Nude Beach
Spain Nude Beach – Our cruise ship docked in Palamos, Spain, for a day. I asked the local tourist representative about “playas nudistas.” She wrote “Cala Estreta” with an arrow on a map, said that the beach was not on the map, and I was off.
Beginning on bicycle in Palamos, it was about a five mile ride to a parking area. Locked the bike to a fence and began walking the path. Rocky in places, uphill and downhill. Every so often a sign would tell me how many more minutes of walking I could expect to Cala Estreta — Catalan for “Close or Narrow” Cove.
Passed by several beaches on Spain’s Costa Brava. All were top optional. As I continued east, I noticed an occasional naked person.
Then after about two miles on the trail I crested a small rise and it appeared before me. A naked man was walking in front of me in the same direction I was going. I had arrived.
There were about 40 of us, courteously spaced on the small, sandy beach. Families, individual women, individual men, pairs of men were all relaxing and creating the most peaceful, serene experience I have ever enjoyed in public.
I disrobed and felt totally at home and at ease. The water was clear and pleasant — about 75 degrees fahrenheit. A few of us glided around the gentle waters of the cove.
The warm sun, gracious neighbors, and refreshing water all made for one of the happiest afternoons of my life.
There may be an easier route to Cala Estreta, but the seven miles or so it took to get there were well worth it.
Spaniards know how to live well.
Spain Nude Beach – Cala Estreta was published by – Young Naturists and Young Nudists America YNA