Playa Balmins

Playa Balmins, Sitges: Address, Playa Balmins Reviews: 4.5/5

Playa Balmins
4.5
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David G
London, UK208 contributions
Sep 2021
Love this beach and have spent many happy days there over the years. There are basically three coves and the biggest has an easy access path that leads you down and gives access in turn to all the coves. It also has a cabaña that open at 10 am and stays open till 8 pm. You can gets drinks and snacks there and, at busy times, you might have to queue for a few minutes. I like their piña colada smoothies (with alcohol or without) and their tuna/Oliver sandwiches. I can recommend both.
Clothing is optional on this beach but you need to put something on your bottom half to use the cabaña. I would say about half the people on the beach wear swimwear.
There are quite a few sunbeds, with parasols, that you can hire in the two bigger coves but you need to get there early in the day because they go fast. We usually manage that by arriving 9-ish. After the sunbeds have gone, people just claim their bit of beach with a beach blanket or a beach towel. Many local hotels will supply a beach towel or a parasol, although you can pick up both items cheaply in town.
If you chose to enter by clambering down over the cliffs from the path above, and many do, be careful! I used to come down by that route but I'm a lot older now and you need to be fit and sure footed. Now I always walk down the ramp at the far end and head for the middle cove.
Written September 12, 2021
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Gabriel Napal
Cordoba, Argentina2 contributions
Sep 2020
Love this beach.
I go there every day that it’s sunny.
Even it’s protected from the wind and the sun shines so it is always a great choice.
Love having a wild beach so close to town.
It’s nudist and honestly sex does happen there quite often
Written September 27, 2020
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Peter C
Chislehurst, UK72 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
This place is a group of coves rather than a long beach. One is large and there are two smaller ones that can be reached by walking in the shallow sea. This popular gay friendly beach is clean, sandy and well loved. The beach offers plenty of facilities in a relatively small area did get a little crowded, especially in the current environment. There is a beach bar, serving food. Vegetarian friendly dishes and local tapas, plus numerous sandwiches, fresh salads and tortillas. We'll be back for sure.
Written July 23, 2020
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Jesus
Madrid, Spain149 contributions
Jul 2020
beach next to the port a bit apart from the main hustle and bustle of the town, quiet and pleasant, nudists allowed
Written July 17, 2020
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Fabiano S
Spain7 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
I loved my experience in the beach. People are very respectful, not too much busy, clean, close to the train station.
Written June 3, 2020
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timholiday50
Calgary, Canada70 contributions
Sep 2019
I was there during Bears Week so it was exceptionally busy. It is a nice sand beach with gentle slope into the ocean. It has loungers for rent but you had to be there early. During high tide of course the beach is reduced but everyone was accomodating to squeezed in. It was really friendly and was a good time. The food was pricey but that is to be expected from a beach location. Within easy walking distance from central Sitges.
Written October 21, 2019
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Tomas Jonson
St. Albans, UK5 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
I stumbled across this beach somewhat by accident, purely by walking down past the church, so in terms of accessibility I would say very easy to find. I was unprepared to go to the beach, so bought a towel on street and headed down to the beach.
When I went, the beach was not at all crowded - obviously I cannot speak for the middle of summer but even in September it was hot and sunny and there was lots of room. The beach itself is sandy, if a little dirty with cigarettes.
I was in the rockier area on the side which certainly seems like the gayer area. I felt very comfortable putting my stuff down and stripping off in front of the other men, however I would say that it does demand a decent amount of self confidence to do so, so to those who are not happy with their body, you may well feel less comfortable here.
Overall, a very nice place to go which I would strongly recommend to visitors to Sitges of any sort.
I will certainly be coming back :)
Written September 18, 2019
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Frolander
Richmond, Canada91 contributions
Sep 2019
Lovely beach short walk from town. Nice place to relax and enjoy the sun. Restaurant seemed nice but we did not use it.
Written September 15, 2019
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Chris M
Lichfield, UK1,043 contributions
Jul 2019
Varied beach of clothing/non clothing bt I've seen many families there - usually sunbathing by the excellent beach bar! Worth a treck through the town to get to . Be aware that like ALL Sitges beaches, if you hire a sun lounger and an umbrella every day of your holiday your Euros will deplete quick!
Written September 14, 2019
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Marcus B
Oxford9 contributions
Aug 2019
Close enough to town to be an easy walk, but not too close so there is a (small) sense of adventure in getting there
Written September 4, 2019
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