On the Golden coast of SITGES you will find 22 beautiful beaches. Of those 22 beaches, 3 of them are gay beaches. The gay beaches of Sitges are called Playa de la Bassa Rodona, Playa de las Balmins and Playa del Muerto. Continue reading to find out which beach is best suited for you!
Which Beach is the Best for You?
Playa de la Bassa Rodona
Playa de la Bassa Rodona is Stiges’ main and most well known gay beach. Bassa Rodona is a fairly thin sand strip, with a length of 285 meters and an average width of just under 20 meters. The beach has everything you could need; there are lifeguards on duty as well as facilities such as toilets, the renting of parasols, deck chairs, kayaks, even massage services. The beach is cleaned regularly and the calm waters make it a blue flag beach. Right across from the famous Hotel “Calipolis”, this beach can be easily spotted from the amount of speedos and tanned masculine bodies. For refreshments, a beach bar and the popular Restaurant Picnic offer a wide variety of drinks and cocktails.
Platja dels Balmins
The other two gay beaches in Sitges are naturist. Platja dels Balmins is situated on the east side of the town, right before the port, Port D’Aiguadolç. Although it used to be exclusively straight, the wide acceptance of the gay community by the locals soon led to it becoming a beach inclusive to everyone. The nudity at Balmins is not mandatory, so you can still enjoy the beach with swimwear or clothes on. There is a great view of the beach from the little restaurant above it, for those who want a meal after a long day at the beach while watching the sun set over the sea.
Playa del Muerto
The other gay beach in Sitges is Playa del Muerto. This beach is also naturist but more private, located at the bottom of a small cliff and further away from the city center. The difficulty of accessing it makes it live up to its name “Dead Man’s Beach“. Don’t worry if you’re coming from far away, as it is possible to access the area by car. After you park your car, there are two walking paths up to the shore, one short and one long. The short path is steep and goes down the side of the cliff, perfect for anyone who is a bit adventurous! The longer path is beside some train tracks. The trip down to Playa del Muerto takes a bit longer than getting to the other beaches, so if you want to spend time at all of these beaches you might want to consider a longer stay in Sitges to get the most out of your visit.
Both nudist beaches have areas known for cruising. At Playa de las Balmins, the cruising spot is in the tunnel behind the beach where the train tracks pass through. At Playa del Muerto, the designated area is in the woods behind the train tracks, where it becomes full of people as the sun sets. In the gay community, cruising is the term used for the search of a casual sex partner.
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