by Leander Milbrecht
You chose Spain for your summer holidays? That’s an excellent choice. Hot boys with flashing eyes in tight pants (if at all) are eye-candy. We will tell you where you can spend the hottest beach holiday in Spain.
In Spain’s gay paradise Sitges you probably find gays everywhere – and especially at every beach section. But most of them are at Bassa Rodona Beach, which is part of Platja de la Ribera. Directly behind the jetty, centrally located. You can hardly miss it, you should already smell the testosterone from the muscular men waiting for you.
High season is from June to October. It is best to come before lunch if you want to secure a nice spot. The beach is located directly opposite the Hotel Calipolis. With a nice cocktail bar that is open all day – music starts in the afternoon.
Away from the gay mass tourism, Sitges also offers the small, somewhat hidden beach Playa del Muerto. It can also be found under other names, such as Platja de l’Home Mort. The beach can only be reached on foot, but it is worth it: there is a small bar and the forest behind the explicitly gay beach offers a great cruising area. This has made it one of the most famous gay beaches of the Spanish mainland, although the beach is rather stony and lies in the shade from 19h00. But here you will find a lot of naked skin, clear water and a fantastic scenery.
Those who like to walk, are in touch with nature and do not mind longer distances are absolutely right here. You can reach the beach by train from Sitges using the stop near the hotel Playa Golf or from Vilanova del Geltru (lighthouse). The other possibilities are by bike or on foot via the numerous paths through the adjacent nature reserve of Sant Pere de Ribes (Las Roquetas) or Casas del Mar.
You can find the official nudist beach Platja Des Cavallet at only nine kilometres distance from Ibiza’s capital Eivissa. The nearest holiday resort is Playa d’en Bossa, close to the Ses Salines nature reserve. The far end of the beach is reserved for gays and friends, there is also a beach bar. Sunbeds and showers are provided, in summer the air is filled with music. During low season the natural beach invites to long beach walks, also surfers are often seen here.
At Valencia’s city beach Playa de la Malvarrosa there is also a gay section, located in the north. However, the gay section of Playa de l’Arbre del Gos is quieter and less populated. Located in the south of Valencia, it is more difficult to reach. Best access is by car, bicycle or bus. A great natural landscape rewards you, not far from the natural park Albufera, halfway between the villages of Pinedo and El Saler. A good point of orientation is the chimney of a closed factory by the beach.
The beach section at kiosk no. 7 is THE gay beach on Gran Canaria. May the neighbouring beach sections also raise the rainbow flag: Don’t fall for it. The eponymous kiosk offers warm snacks and cold draught beer. Sunbeds and parasols are available for rent, clothing is optional. You can reach the gay sandy beach either on foot from the Faro (lighthouse) of Maspalomas, or from the Hotel Riu Palace. The path takes you across the dunes – wooden posts mark the way. You can go cruising in the dunes. Gay or straight – there is someone for everyone.
You can find the coastal town of Gijón on the Bay of Biscay in the north of Spain. The gay beach section on Sérin Beach is embedded in untouched nature. Pines and eucalyptus trees protect the wild beach from indiscreet glances. Cruising and nude bathing are part of the daily program. A lifeguard station is installed on the rocky golden beach during high season. Stairs lead down to the beach rom the parking lot on the cliffs. You can also access the beach on foot from the Estaño beach on a newly laid path called Camino de Estaño. The beach is almost completely under blue, mystically shimmering water during floods.
The isolated beach of Punta Candor can be reached via the wooden path to the left of the restaurant. Five minutes on foot – and you can already see naked gay men. The area, a designated nudist beach is very much appreciated by gays. The beach of Punta Candor in Rota is surrounded by pine forests (Nature Park Almadraba). They give the isolated beach a wild and natural appearance, offer you sand dunes with fine, almost white sand and invite you to cruise.
The Pantano de San Juan is a reservoir in a rural, wooded area about 65 kilometres west of the centre of Madrid. You can find a hidden and unofficial nudist beach on the east side of the reservoir that is particularly popular with gays. Only access are a few kilometres on a gravel road. The beach has flat rocky outcrops and there are also sandy areas, unless the water level is too high.
Away from the hustle and bustle and the activities of the sister island Ibiza, gay holidaymakers on Formentera will find fantastic beaches, idyllic bathing places and crystal-clear sea water. Ibiza is a good place to enjoy dazzling nightlife. For nature lovers and people who yearn for peace and quiet, the small Mediterranean island of Formentera is the place to be. The beach Playa Llevant is four kilometres away from the port of La Savina – the ferry terminal. It is part of the Natural Park which occupies large parts of the northern tip of the island. The beach is very busy in good weather as it is located in the middle of a popular row of beaches. But you can still find a few secluded corners. The designated nudist beach is especially popular with gays.
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