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Sitges coastline has been a magnet for gay sun worshippers for decades – and it is hardly surprising as the town has nine beautiful beaches. The gay crowd tends to focus around three of these beaches. Sun loungers and shades are available for rental on all the beaches.
Playa de la Bassa Rodona map
Beach Updated: 01-31-2013
In reality, you will find gay sun bathers on every beach along Sitges promenade. However, Playa de la Bassa is the most popular beach for gay sun worshippers. It’s very easy to find – if only because it is usually full of buff-looking men! From the town, walk along the promenade to the third beach zone.
Check out this live picture of the beach.
Playa del Muerto map
Cafe, Beach Updated: 04-11-2012
Despite being a good 45-minute walk from town, Sitges nudist beach is surprisingly a popular choice. This may be partly due to the wooded area behind the beach (on the other side of the railway line) that can be as busy as the beach itself! To get to Playa del Muerto, walk (or take a taxi) to Club Atlantida. Continue along the coastal path past the straight nudist beach, after which you will come to the gay nudist beach. Be very aware that some sections of the path run very close to the railway line and you proceed at your own risk!
This beach is mostly pebbles, so taking an inflatable airbed is recommended. Alternatively, a limited number of sun loungers and shades are available for hire, and there is a small bar serving (relatively expensive) drinks – so it’s a good idea to pack what you think you will need for the day.
Playa de las Balmins map
Beach Updated: 04-11-2012
If you want to sunbathe nude but without the hassle of walking to and back from the exclusively gay Playa del Muerto, then Playa de las Balmins is for you. This mixed beach is about a 15-minute walk from the town center.
Calle San Pau map
weekday - 16.00 - 01.30, weekend - 16.00 - 01.30
Bar, Restaurant Updated: 01-31-2013
The Beach House is fun and refreshingly original restaurant and cocktail bar, opened by Australian chefs Brad Downes and Michael Hutton in May 2001.
Competent chefs, value for money dishes, regular menu changes, a great wine menu, friendly staff and the occasional drag queen show makes the Beach House one of the more popular restaurants in Sitges.
Joan Tarrida 14 map
Bar, Cabaret Show Updated: 01-31-2013
Ruby’s Sitges has one of the largest outdoor terraces in the town and is a great place to start a long night out. Enjoy a cocktail and the company of the irrepressible Miss Ruby or just admire here collection of beautiful bar staff. Open every day during the summer months.
Calla Bonaire 14 map
weekday - 21:00 - late, weekend - 21:00 - late
Bar, Dark Room, Cruise / Fetish Updated: 01-31-2013
One of Sitges’ more popular, no-holes-barred cruise bars with regular live stripper performances. Facilities include a dark room & video room. Regular themed nights with special performances – see Facebook page for details.
Bonaire, 24 map
weekday - 22:00 - 03:30, weekend - 22:00 - 03:30
Bar, Music, Dancing, GoGo Show, Cabaret Show Updated: 01-31-2013
Popular dance bar that attracts a young and trendy crowd who like the lighter sounds of retro disco mixed with Ibiza-styled dance tracks. Privilege has three bars and a dance floor that get busy from midnight. Open every night during the summer.
Carrer Joan Tarrida, 6, map
weekday - 17:30 - 03:00, weekend - 17:30 - 03:00
Bar, Music, Dark Room Updated: 01-31-2013
One of the oldest gay venues in Sitges, El Horno (“The Oven” in English) opens early to offer a quiet retreat for a drink after the beach. This taverna-style bar is also well-known for its dark room at the rear of the bar and its eclectic choice of music which ranges from 90′s disco classics to pop, rock and electronic beats. As the headquarters of the Bears Sitges Club, El Horno is one of the main venues for ‘Bears Weeks’ held annually in April/May and September.
Friendly staff serve a huge range of beers, wines and spirits. Open throughout the year from 5:30pm to 3am.
Carrer Sant Bonaventura, 19 map
weekday - 22:00 - 03:30, weekend - 22:00 - 03:00
Bar, Music, Dark Room, Cruise / Fetish Updated: 01-31-2013
Man Bar is for those who want to play a bit harder. The industrial styling with chains, metal bars and discreet lighting create a dark and cruisy atmosphere. There is a popular dark room at the rear of the main bar area, complete with a cage and camouflage for customers to enjoy. Strict dress code of suitable underwear only (or nothing at all). Open from the beginning of June to the end of October.
Joan Tarrida , 7 map
weekday - 22:00 - 03:30, weekend - 22:00 - 03:30
Bar, Music, Dancing, Cruise / Fetish Updated: 01-31-2013
XXL is a popular dance bar that continues to attract customers with a combination of the latest funky house and disco tunes and a darker recess of XXL’s first-floor labyrinth playground. Fun. Open Friday and Saturday nights during the winter and every night in the summer. (opposite Bar El Horno).
Calla Joan Tarrida, 16 map
weekday - 14:00 - 21:00, weekend - 14:00 - 21:00
Steam room, Sauna, Jacuzzi / Hot Pool, Relaxing Cabins, Dark Room Updated: 01-31-2013
Generally considered the best gay sauna in Sitges – although still small compared with those found in nearby Barcelona. Features at Parrots include a sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and private cabins. Located within the Parrots Hotel.
C/ Espalter, 11, Tel.+34 938 942 863 map
weekday - 16:00 - 10:00 (summer) 16.00 - 22.00 (Winter), weekend - 16:00 - 10:00 (summer) 16.00 - 22.00 (Winter)
Bar, Massage, Jacuzzi / Hot Pool, Relaxing Cabins, Dark Room Updated: 01-31-2013
The relatively small scale Sauna Sitges has been operating for more then 18 years and was refitted in 2009. Facilities include a dry sauna, steam room, dark rooms and private cabins. Massage services are also available. Sauna Sitges is particularly well-known for its popular weekly foam parties.
ANGEL VIDAL 36, Tel.+34 938 941 350 map
weekday - 02:00 - 06:00, weekend - 02:00 - 06:00
Bar, Music, Dancing Updated: 01-31-2013
One of the longest-running gay dance clubs in Spain. Trailer is a bit of a Sitges institution. Open every day during the summer months and tends to get busy from 2am onwards. Trailers weekly foam party is a particularly popular wet and sticky event!
Bar, Music, Dancing, Sun terrace Updated: 01-31-2013
L’Atlantida is well-known as a venue that held some of the very best Circuit Festival parties. This huge open-air venue is right next to the sea, offering a fabulous party experience. During the summer, L’Atlantida hosts a gay beach party one day a week. Check website for full details of the next event. Highly recommended.
L’Atlantida is a 30-minute walk from Sitges town center. In previous years, the organisers have thoughtfully provided a free busy from outside Hotel Calipolis (just behind the main gay beach area).