Getting to the Gay Beaches in Gran Canaria!
If you’re staying in Maspalomas head to the lighthouse (“Faro”) which is one end of the beach then start walking towards the other end. You’ll pass the family section, then the couples section, then the nudist section and then you’re there at the gay beach by “bar number 7”. Each section has a beach bar serving drinks and snacks and bar number 7 is the gay beach bar. Clothing you will see is optional.
If you’re in Playa del Ingles then the quickest way (and most fun) is right through the dunes themselves. Go to the end of the biggest street in town (Avenida de Tirajana) and down the side of the Riu Maspalomas hotel and there they are, the dunes and the men heading through them to the beach.
If water isn’t essential but sun is, a fun option could be to stop in the dunes themselves for the day. Half way from the hotel to the beach you’ll arrive at the edge off the bushes. Instead of going straight (forgive the expression) go to the right and find a spot somewhere amidst the bushes to set up camp for the day as hundreds of people do each day.
Be sure to take a lot of liquids for the day and find some shade for breaks from the heat. In the winter expect the temperature in the dunes to be around 25C and in the summer around 35C and above.
You’ll find plenty of popular sunbathing areas in the dunes with plenty of people around but keep walking and you’ll find some more deserted areas and fewer people. Whilst the whole area is pretty cruisy anyone walking around the quieter parts won’t be looking for shade, they’ll be looking for fun!
Down on the beach there’s plenty of sun beds and umbrellas and if you don’t fancy lugging litres of water down there with you, there’s the beach bar serving drinks, snacks and music all afternoon. Everyone tends to head back around 5pm when the guys come round to collect up the sun beds and plenty of guys detour through the bushes on the walk back!