BARING ALL: Motion to protect Balearic’s nudist beaches approved

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PROTECTED: Mallorca’s nudist beaches. CREDIT: Shutterstock

A MOTION to protect nudism on specified beaches throughout the Balearic Islands was unanimously approved last week.

The proposal was brought to the regional parliament by left-wing party Podemos and given the stamp of approval by the parliament’s Commission for Social Affairs and Human Rights.

Regional president Francina Armengol presented the motion which called on the government to “recognise the tradition of the Balearics, and its practice in freedom, tolerance and respect for people and the environment”.

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The parliament also called for beaches where nudism is allowed to be properly signposted.

While proposals to protect the popular nudist sites of the islands proved popular, other more ambitious parts of the motion did not.  

The parliament rejected the idea of allowing nudism on all of the islands’ beaches, while the proposal to allow nudists in all cafes and restaurants, only requiring a towel to sit on, was also rejected.


Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
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