Spain is popular for the open nature of its people, for its gastronomy, but, above all that, for its pleasant climate and its beaches. If you are one of those who hates the cold and is already thinking about showing off a torso and tan, at The Queer Travel we bring you a guide to some of the best LGBTQ+ beaches on the Spanish coast.
Mar Bella beach (Barcelona)
The Mar Bella beach has an approximate length of 512 meters. This is one of the beaches that were created as a result of the urban remodeling of the coastline that was carried out on the occasion of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. The area is frequented by young people, mostly part of the LGBTQ+ collective. So much so, that the beach hosts one of the most popular and important gay festivals in the city: theCIrcuit Festival..
Mar Bella beach has a children’s play area, a basketball court, a skate board area, a ping-pong table and a volleyball court, as well as a space dedicated to naturism.
Punta Candor (Cádiz)
Punta Candor beach is located in Rota, Cádiz. Isolated and bathed in golden sand on the Costa de La Luz, Punta Candor beach has a length of 1,500 meters and an award from the European Foundation for Environmental Education that recognizes the quality of its waters, its safety, its services and its respect for the environment. environment.
Although the beach is open to the public, over the years it has established itself as a meeting point for the LGBTQ+ community.
Dead Man Beach (Sitges)
Sitges is the LGBTQ+ meeting point par excellence in Catalonia. The area has many beaches, each one more beautiful. Now, above all of them stands out that of the Dead Man, considered since 1930 as the first gay beach in the world. This small gift of nature that is not easy or fast to access has now become a nudist cove very frequented by the group.
Although its access is not comfortable, its name should not mislead you: the Dead Man beach is not a dangerous beach for swimming. The cove was named after the body of an aviator was found in the sand during World War II.
Pinedo Beach (Valencia)
The Pinedo beach is the closest beach to the south of Valencia and has a sector that is not only gay, but also nudist. In recent years, the beach has undergone improvements in the shower facilities, gardens and picnic stands, all respecting the dunes that surround it and giving it a wild aspect that visitors like so much.
Es Cavallet (Ibiza)
Although in practice Es Cavallet beach is frequented by a varied public, it is a beach known as a gay and nudist space. The cove owes its name to the horse that was responsible for turning the wheel that is at the beginning of the entrance to the beach and that served to fill the reservoirs that produced the salt of Ibiza with water.
Es Cavallet has a beach bar-restaurant (Chiringay) where it is possible to shelter from the summer heat of Ibiza.
Playa del Inglés (Maspalomas)
Playa del Inglés is located in Maspalomas, on the island of Gran Canaria. The place has many followers from all over Europe, which has led it to establish itself as a gay destination par excellence. As if that were not enough, the Yumbo Centrum shopping center, located just 700 meters from Playa del Inglés, hosts the Maspalomas Gay Pride celebration every year.
Playa del Inglés has a wide range of gay friendly accommodation, among which are hotels close to nightlife areas and bungalows.