VisitAlgarve - Portal de Turismo do Algarve

Nudist Beaches

Nudist Beaches

In a small bay with exotic natural conditions, you can enjoy nudism all year round. The beach in question is Adegas, to the south of Odeceixe beach, in Aljezur. And as the name curiously suggests, on the unspoiled and deserted Homen Nu (“Naked Man”) beach, in Tavira, you can strip off and plunge into the sea without having to worry about what others think. This beach is about one kilometre westwards beyond the last concessioned beach area on Barril Beach. There are no lifeguards on duty.

The third and final nudist beach in the Algarve is located on the island of Barreta (also known as Deserta), off the coast of Faro. But it’s worth making the effort to go there. It is located in a completely uninhabited part of the Ria Formosa (Formosa Estuary) and offers 10 kilometres of peace and quiet, both on the ocean beach and on the riverside beach. Little terns fly over this beach and the island is home to several species of birds, which find the perfect refuge here. As does everyone who visits it. 

There are also some other beaches where you can do nudism, because they are either isolated or difficult to get to. These are called beaches for “uso e costume naturista”, which means nudism is tolerated although the beach is not officially nudist. The Portuguese Nudism Federation (FPN) recommends the beaches of Bordeira, Beliche, Zavial, Furnas and Cabanas Velhas on the Costa Vicentina (Vicentine Coast). The beaches of Canavial and Pinheiros in Lagos. The island of Armona, in Olhão and the Quatro Águas Beach, in Tavira.


Subscribe to our info-agenda and receive regular information about events in the Algarve.