Benalnatura Playa – Benalmedena Costa del Sol Spain

By | February 20, 2015

A little coved beach with steep cliffs on three sides and dense vegetation this beach is a hidden oasis nestled between apartment blocks and on a main road. The beach is easily accessible by bus with ample parking and access to the beach is via a gentle set of stairs. The surrounds are quickly forgotten as the backdrop to the beach are dense trees, rocky cliffs either-side and a Chiringuito (i.e. beach bar).

The beach itself is 100% nudist/naturist and enforced as you have to be “au natural” to be served at the bar and the beach has an over 18 year old policy. If you don’t observe the ‘club uniform’ you are likely to given a polite note in 5 or 6 languages that the beach is naturalist and you may wish to practice your textile persuasions elsewhere. There is also a strict no camera policy.

Beachgoers are mostly Spanish with a mix of tourists from Britain, France and Germany etc. They are also a very eclectic mix of people with all demographics represented.

The beach is not overly large being about 100m long and can get quite busy especially on weekends so be aware that your towel/chair may be only a metre away from your fellow beachgoer. It is a mix of grainy sand and pebbles which can get very hot so a pair of flip flops or sea shoes are a must to get to the water and/or the bar.

This beach is really the whole package as it is well maintained, it has an outdoor shower, real toilets, very reasonably priced food and drinks at the bar and a relaxed vibe overall. If you’re a nudist/naturist who wants to the total experience in a like-minded environment, this is the place for you and well worth a visit. The beach has a great atmosphere and should not be missed.

Accommodation tip: – the immediate surrounds (i.e. Benalmedena Costa, Torremolinos) are very commercialised and not overly authentically Spanish. A worthy option is Benalmedena Pueblo (approx. 4.8kms from the beach) which is a whitewashed village town up on the nearby hill. There are some nice accommodation and restaurant/bar options. There is a bus that takes you down not far from the beach.


One thought on “Benalnatura Playa – Benalmedena Costa del Sol Spain

  1. Sue

    Benalnatura is fantastic, very friendly people – both staff and visitors. I can also recommend the Flatotel for accommodation which is just a few minutes’ walk from the location. Again friendly staff, spacious apts and a great ‘all-you-can-eat’ breakfast to set you up for the day, comprising both English and continental.

    Access from Malaga airport is via train 2,05 Eur single to Benalmadena and then a taxi to the Flatotel/sea front (9 Eur) or train to Torremolinos central from the airport and then a bus to the Flatotel – about 3/4 Eur total.


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