Playa de Sitges
Playa de Sitges
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Gadabout1963
London, UK134 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Warning. The town council has massively increased the price for sun loungers and parasols, from €24 to €34 (based on two beds and on parasol).

They have also reduced the number of beds by about half. Unless you get out of bed at 8am and deposit your towel, you won't get one and you will have toilet on the sand.

This is not reflected in the quality of the beach which is more heavily littered than it used to be.

This now makes Sitges a seriously expensive beach resort.

There are other gay friendly resorts offering 90% of what Sitges offers but at 50% of the price. For example, Torremolinos.
Written August 13, 2022
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quintraveler
Puy-l'Eveque, France134 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The beaches in Sitges
With excreta abound
From near every type of hound
Salt sea breezes hint at sun-baked urine
The trottoirs, pissoirs
So bring a trowel with your towel
And watch where you sit
Because you just might find yourself nestling in...

First the good. The water is refreshing, the beaches are groomed and the stone jetties help with erosion control. The tireless efforts of the Serveis de Platges de Sitges in maintaining the beaches and waterfront is worth a shout out. They are out in force early and late, picking up the refuse and debris of the previous night's revelry, sweeping, cleaning, maintaining the greenways, and trimming the flora.

The bad. Sitges is understandably a very popular destination for tourists and locals alike. At peak times, the beaches can be packed, parking can be difficult, and the rubbish bins overflowing--with some visitors simply leaving their rubbish on the beach.

And the ugly. There are a lot of dogs. Even though they are not permitted on the beaches during the peak swimming season, this is often blatantly ignored. Many people pick up after their dogs; many do not. A fecal veneer covers much of the waterfront and the stench of urine in the heat and humidity is unbearably disgusting. The swimming is great, but I never leave a towel or anything on the sand; preferring to tuck these items into crevices in the seawall. YMMV depending on your level of tolerance...

Bottom line: I would not bother coming back for the beaches. The town—absolutely!
Written August 13, 2022
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Gadabout1963
London, UK134 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
€50 for 2 beds and a canopy. €40 for 2 beds and a parasol.

So we went to the Chinese hardware store at the back of town and bought our own sub loungers for €50 each. Borrowed parasols from our hotel (Platjador) who also kindly agreed to dispose of the sunloungers. Total estimated saving €300!!

Sorry sitges but you seem to be on a mission to alienate anyone not on a massive budget, as shown by the absence of anyone under 50.
Written September 20, 2023
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Virginia R
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Watch out for the blanket sellers. They rob your beach bags and keep them under their blankets. The massage women then distract you by coming up and touching your feet and back. We were robbed twice now in Spain and beautiful as it is would never come back.
Written June 4, 2024
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Serena P
Lausanne, Switzerland60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Family
When we arrived to Sitges, we had a bit of mixed feeling about the city. It wasn't very charming, at least for us. Nevertheless, once we got down to the beach, things mostly changed. The beach and the promenade are very nice. Its quite silent only with few cars passing - as there are very limited parking spots and its a blind street. On the other hand, the beaches are packed and even if you rent sunbeds and umbrellas, you literally touch your neighbor's head with your toes. There are lots of gay couples around and also plenty of women topless, which makes it not the greatest place for kids. On the other side the sea is shallow and warm, which is perfect for kids. The restaurants around the beach all sell the usual scary fried stuff - if you have lunch, you may not need a dinner....

Overall, I give it four stars. If it wasn't so crowded and food was better, it would receive a +1.
Written August 22, 2012
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Hsson-70
Tranas, Sweden50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Spend the last day in Sitges before the flight took us home to Sweden.
The sun was happy this day and show her best side. 19 degrees in February is really good.
Written February 19, 2020
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Peter V
Gothenburg, Sweden310 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
A very nice beach! It is getting deep quite quick and the waves are above small size.

However, be cautious at night, drug dealers and robbers are common.
Written January 9, 2020
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aidowashere
London, UK55 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is a beautiful, long beach, with plenty of amenities for everyone and the water if very safe for bathers of all ages. My big problem is with the fact that so many dog owners were completely ignoring the signs saying dogs are not allowed on the beach. While most of them will be responsible dog owners, I noted many who were not, and plenty of instances of dog mess left on the beach. On a number of occasions I saw one lady, with three dogs, not bothering to clear up. On that basis I have to mark down the rating.
It is great for dogs to play on beaches, but the prospect of some small child playing in dog mess is not nice, particularly given the type of diseases they could pick up.
I would suggest the local council dedicate a section of the beach for dog owners, and enforce the no dogs allowed rule more rigidly elsewhere.
Written May 24, 2019
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Ferran B
Sitges, Spain190 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Friends
Sitges is a beautiful town in Spain, however, don't expect the best beaches, they are usually very narrow compared to others in neighboring towns, and on top of it very crowded.
Written April 22, 2014
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nick4nude
Bali, Indonesia9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Apart from the more isolated and "wild" Playa de los Muertos" gay nudist beach, right in town, at the northern end, there is a nudist beach. Basically for gays and straights, but 95% gay. However, being more easily accessible to the public, more discretion is advised. But it is OK for a quick visit, easy access by foot and even by car if you can find a parking place (I was very lucky that day). The southern part of this beach (Playa dels Balmins) is fully nudist, less on the northern side. Small drinks and snack shop in the middle of the beach, at the entrance. It feels comfortable to be naked all along this little beach. Some tourist take pictures of the "beach" (well, more of the naked guys than the beach itself), but I have no problem with that. A must while in town, without walking far away.
Written October 30, 2019
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