La Salvaje Beach

3

Hang gliding, surf and nudism.... what else? It’s one of my favorite beaches in Basque Country because it’s what its name says: It’s wild.

La Salvaje or Barinatxe beach is a 750 m long beach located between the villages of Getxo and Sopelana and 17km northeast of Bilbao. It borders with the Cantabrian Sea which allows the beach to have spectacular cliffs around it. The green cliffs meet the blue sea there. From the cliffs. The ideal tourist destination for surf lovers or other sports such as climbing or hang gliding.

The location is ideal to enjoy a refreshing swim at its beaches, fly the skies on a light hang glider, or ride the waves on a surf board, and these activities are a common entertainment for the visitors.

The west side of the beach is nudist though you can wear your swimsuit. Here nudist and non nudist live together in harmony. There is golden sand for everyone. It’s funny to see people playing soccer/football in the morning. The way to differentiate the teams is that one doesn’t wear any clothes. No time for voyeurs. Here you don’t feel embarrassed when you meet someone nude. Once a year, a nude race is organised to welcome the summer. The news always shows this event in national TV. Of course, I’ve tried not to show anything for respect.

Anyway, the waves are wonderful though it’s quite dangerous and it’s usual to see the red flag. Then you can only take a bath on the shore. The rest of the beach is just for surfers.

written by disdis on 2009-09-12 in #world #locations

3 Comments

  1. sugiyamasatomi
    sugiyamasatomi ·

    wow, some of those shots look so nostalgic! I love it:D

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    So great ! N°22 is really something !

  3. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    lomographer was here - with @disdis of course! :)

More Interesting Articles

  • Konica C35: A Wonderfully Analogue Camera

    written by marioman112 on 2014-09-01 in #reviews
    Konica C35: A Wonderfully Analogue Camera

    They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but whoever said that must have never shot with a Konica C35. This 46-year-old beauty can definitely hang with the big boys. Come see why this camera is one of my favorites, and why it should be one of yours, too.

  • Dopa and his Weapon of Choice: Diana F+

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-10-23 in #lifestyle
    Dopa and his Weapon of Choice: Diana F+

    Dominik regards the Diana F+ as a system camera because of its versatility and wide range of accessories. Find out what else he likes about this dreamy medium format snapper in this installment of Weapon of Choice!

    2
  • Kino Stories: 'Better Together' by nostalgina

    written by chooolss on 2014-06-24 in #lifestyle
    Kino Stories: 'Better Together' by nostalgina

    Spending a day at the beach is a great summer activity, and it's exactly what one of our fellow lomographers did! See what LomoKino movie she has filmed in this week's installment!

  • Shop News

    Zap up your Diana F+ with a Crisp Glass Lens!

    Zap up your Diana F+ with a Crisp Glass Lens!

    Thought you can’t get sharp photos with the Diana F+? Think again! With the Diana+ 75mm Premium Glass Lens, you can shoot crisp and clear images with the signature dreamy appeal of the Diana. With our Adaptors you can even make it work on your Nikon & Canon dSLR!

  • Eleanor Macnair's 'Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh'

    written by chooolss on 2014-06-19 in #lifestyle
    Eleanor Macnair's 'Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh'

    Give anyone a blob of Play-Doh and you can be sure that he or she, whether a kid or an adult, would be able to transform it into something else - say, an animal figure or a type of food. In Eleanor Macnair's case, however, she makes one of the most excellent renderings of Play-Doh we've seen so far by using them to remake photographs!

    1
  • Fresh from the Lab: Silvia Precisa

    written by adi_totp on 2014-08-20 in #lifestyle
    Fresh from the Lab: Silvia Precisa

    Recently, I used my trusty Fuji Silvi. It may not be my all-time favorite camera, but I just wanted to use it because I kind of missed shooting with it. So I decided to look through my film stash to see what I could use with the Fuji Silvi. After much consideration, I ended up picking the old Agfa CT Precisa ISO 100 to get that classic blue tone. Silvia Precisa!

    2
  • Fresh from the Lab: Fun in the Pool

    written by guanatos on 2014-09-18 in #lifestyle
    Fresh from the Lab: Fun in the Pool

    One of my favorite things about summer is being able to splash and fool around in the pool with my family. When you add to that the possibility of using the LC-A, then the fun is doubled!

  • Shop News

    Grab a piece of Soviet analogue history!

    Grab a piece of Soviet analogue history!

    The Zenit MF-1 is an authentic part of the Soviet intelligence arsenal. With a tiny body packed full of fantastic features, this subminiature camera is the choice for espionage missions. With only a handful being produced each year, nows your chance to grab hold of this fine piece of photographic equipment! Grab a piece of Soviet analogue history, this tiny camera was the choice for espionage back in the days! Exclusive shipment from Vienna, Austria

  • Beacons Beckoning: Cape Bolinao Lighthouse

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-03-17 in #world #locations
    Beacons Beckoning: Cape Bolinao Lighthouse

    I capped my 2013 with a family trip to my parents' hometowns in the province of Pangasinan, among the highlights of which was our visit to the town of Bolinao to see its famed beach and century-old lighthouse.

  • Ride Your Bike to the Unexplored Side of Bandung

    written by hanikartikasari on 2014-05-25 in #world #locations
    Ride Your Bike to the Unexplored Side of Bandung

    Bandung is one of the biggest cities in Indonesia. Thinking about escaping from city life, one morning in April, 2014, I took my bike and went to my favorite biking route located in south Bandung.

    4
  • Happenings on Film: We The Fest 2014 - The Ultimate Summer Music Festival!

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-01 in #lifestyle
    Happenings on Film: We The Fest 2014 - The Ultimate Summer Music Festival!

    August 24, 2014 was a great day because of the We The Fest 2014! Maybe it's too early to call it the biggest summer music festival in Jakarta because this has just been its first edition. Nevertheless, my girl and I enjoyed every moment of it!

    2
  • Shop News

    A Very Special Portrait Lens

    A Very Special Portrait Lens

    Photos shot with a New Petzval lens are immediately recognizable for their super-sharp focus areas and wonderful swirly bokeh effect. Each New Petzval lens is crafted from brass (just like the original Petzval lens) and features premium glass optics. Together with Lomography, the lenses have been designed and constructed by a team of optics specialists at the Zenit factory in Russia. Zenit are master lens manufacturers and have the skill to build the Petzval lens for use with today’s SLR cameras.

  • Salute to the Masters: Spending Free Time Hanging Out in Como (A Tribute to Willy Ronis)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-03-24 in #lifestyle
    Salute to the Masters: Spending Free Time Hanging Out in Como (A Tribute to Willy Ronis)

    This article shows many joyful people hanging out in the parks of my city, Como, and enjoying their free time in a friendly way. It's also a tribute to a great social photographer: Willy Ronis. This is also an hymn to frieendhip, love, and all peacefully outdoor activities. Read more after the jump!

  • So here’s what we’ve been working on: an all new lomography.com

    written by recurving on 2015-02-03 in #world #news
    So here’s what we’ve been working on: an all new lomography.com

    For the last year we've been working on the next version of Lomography. We based our work on the feedback you’ve given us over the years and we wanted to share it as early as possible with you and can’t wait to hear what you think. Just one warning first: it is still in development and things can break. All the photos, comments, likes, homes and everything else were transferred as of October 16th, 2014. So anything you do on next.lomography.com won't be reflected on www.lomography.com and vice versa. Once we are done with testing, everything you did here will be deleted again. So this is a big playground for you to explore.

    212
  • Bridge Hopping: Escaping Lisbon to Costa da Caparica Beach

    written by jokelangens on 2014-10-03 in #world #locations
    Bridge Hopping: Escaping Lisbon to Costa da Caparica Beach

    Thirty-five degrees. Summer. Lisbon. Seven hills. Worst combination ever! What better to do than to escape the horrible heat of a tropical summer day in Lisbon with its too many hills to a fabulous beach that is just one bridge away? It's enough to just cross the stunning 25th of April Bridge to arrive in an exotic paradise, with great waves and even better people.