Sitges is a Spanish town southwest of Barcelona that specializes in the tourism and culture industry. With a large amount of shoreline, Sitges is well known for their beaches. Sitges is also well known for having a welcoming LGBTQ community, many of whom are tourists themselves. Lastly, Sitges is known for their nightlife, and is a part of the Circuit festival with Barcelona, an LGBTQ+ musical partying event. We've compiled a list of beaches to visit in Sitges to experience the LGBTQ+ exclusivity firsthand.
LGBTQ+ friendly Beaches
- Playa de la Bassa Rodona
- Playa del Muerto
- Platja dels Balmins
Playa de la Bassa Rodona
La Bassa Rodona beach is the gay beach in Sitges. It is located right at the centre of the large row of beaches in Sitges. La Bassa Rodona attracts many gay individuals from all over the world who share a love and appreciation for the community. The beach is also a hot spot for festivals and celebrations in the pride community, so try to visit during these times!
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Things to do
As a beach, you have lots of opportunity to relax and soak in the sun, as well as enjoy a walk along the shoreline. You can rent parasols, deck chairs, and massage services if you feel like being pampered. Or, you can rent kayaks or play beach sports if you're more interested in being active at the beach. If you need refreshments, Restaurant picnic is a popular spot in that area for breakfast, tapas, or drinks.
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Playa del Muerto
Bare bears everywhere. Playa del Muerto is a nude beach and Sitges is a bear town, meaning that there are naked bears all over the beach. The beach is very LGBTQ+ friendly, and is frequently visited by locals who are members of the community. The beach itself is more private, located at the bottom of a small cliff. However, it is farther away from the city center compared to the other beaches.
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Things to do
Playa del Muerto is a beach first and foremost, and so you are welcome to participate in regular beach activities, games, and sports, but bear-ly anyone does this. Most individuals are taking advantage of being nude to tan without any tan lines. Lastly, there is an area in the woods for those of you that are single and looking to go cruising (not the boat kind).
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Platja dels Balmins
Platja dels Balmins is a beach on the east side of town that also allows nudity. The beach used to be straight people only, but opened to become more inclusive as the city and community evolved. The water is beautiful and the sand is soft enough to go bear-foot, an ideal location for bears to tan. Location-wise, it is quite far from the city center, but the sand and nudity make it worth the commute.
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Things to do
At Platja dels Balmins, nudity is not mandatory but is encouraged. Many people are going for the line-free tans. There's also a little restaurant above the beach for those who are looking to relax and grab a bite to eat, while checking out the view. Like Playa del Muerto, Platja dels Balmins is also filled with nude gay men, and so the cruising spot here is a tunnel behind the beach. Feel free to check it out, you might be able to catch a bear!
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Where to stay
Our favourite LGBTQ+ friendly hotel is Dolce Sitges, located only 20 minutes away from Playa del Muerto by foot. Book now to partake in the full gay beach experience. Whether you want to go on a cruise or go cruising, the beaches recommended above are perfect! Click here to check prices.