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L'Espiguette Beach - One of the wildest French gay beaches


Imagine your eyes gliding over the crystal, blue waters. Picture yourself staring at the Mediterranean Coast with an ocean that is cool and refreshing, even during the hottest month of August. Dream of yourself lying in the smooth sand as the sun drops its rays on your skin to give you that perfect colour. This sounds like a movie, but it’s all true. Even after you’ve been lazy on the sand, the water will definitely cool you off.

After spending an entire day there, I do recommend you find ways to freshen up or cool off from time to time. The sun can be quite intense, especially after a walk between the dunes or in the forest. In my experience, there are many descriptive words I used for this incredible gay destination, but one of the most common words I used is “freedom.” Freedom to be who you are, to do what you want, and to feel the comfort of having no judging eyes. A true dream for us gay men.

The wooded area behind the beach and the sand dunes creates an incredible walking experience. With the trees surrounding you, there is a lot of privacy. It’s a popular destination for gay men who are looking for fun or to get a little frisky in the forest. Don’t be alarmed, sex on the beach is something you might see, or even experience, at L’Espiguette Beach.

Whether you’re looking for that kind of fun or you’re hoping for more of a relaxing gay holiday, L’Espiguette Beach is the gay destination you need to visit. For those who love the sea, the sun, and walks in the wilderness, your gay holiday plans will have much more zest in this place.

If you do head to this beach, I would recommend you pack a few drinks and some snacks or sandwiches, maybe even a picnic. This beach is very hidden within the wilderness and there are no food carts, bars, or restaurants around.

Don’t forget the sunscreen as well!



 Montpellier is one of the best places to stay at if you plan on heading to L’Espiguette Beach. The gay atmosphere is to die for and worth the visit. It is filled with gorgeous, gay men who you would, definitely, see at the nude beaches.

The French City has all kinds of accommodation for any kind of budget. Whether you are interested in pampering yourselves in some luxurious hotels or you want to buckle down and save on accommodations by staying at a hostel, Montpellier gives you a buffet of options to choose from.

In my experience, there are no gay hotels, or hotels that are just for men, located in Montpellier. Though, you need to check out misterbandb because it can be a great alternative. I stayed at thet Holiday Inn Express, and I couldn’t have asked for a better option. It was close to the bus that takes you to the gay beach even though it was not in one of the main areas.

Check out some useful websites below where you can book your accommodations. The first link is one of the most popular and gayest accommodation platforms out there:


1. Misterbandb


3. Agoda

4. Hostelworld


6. Expedia

7. Wotif

8. Hostelbookers

9. Lastminute

10. Kayak

If you need more help, please contact me!


The gay beach, L’Espiguette, is in the middle of nowhere, so you won’t find any bars or clubs here. As I mentioned before, take some drinks, food, and snacks with you. For nightlife, visit Montpellier as I have written the perfect recommendations for you.

Montpellier’s gay life is on another level, even though it only has one gay bar which you can read about below.

1. Le Coox

With a very friendly staff and great, affordable prices for drinks, the gay atmosphere here is vibrant, freeing, and inviting.

Montpellier's gay life is very vibrant. If you would love a more action-filled time, check out the gay saunas below:

1. One-Sauna 

2. Koncept Sauna

When you visit Montpellier, you’ll find that the gay life is very apparent. It is filled with gay saunas for those who are eager for some adventurous action. Even if it is a small town, the gay life is very friendly, safe, and welcoming.


You can always take the easier route and travel by a rented car or uber, which means you will travel around 32km from Montpellier to L’Espiguette Beach. Taxis are very expensive in France. Unless you have a massive budget for your trip, don’t waste your money since there are other, cheaper options.

From Montpellier:

- Take the Number 606 bus from Station Place de France to Le Grau du Roi (Ecoles Station). The bus runs every hour and it will take you around one hour to get to L’Espiguette.

From Le Grau du Roi:

    - Many of the gay travellers love to rent a bike and have some fun with their friends along the way.

    - You can also take a taxi or an uber

- Some of the more energetic gay travellers would walk along the beach until they reached L’Espiguette Beach. Though it will take you an entire hour and, with the sun beating down on you, it can get very hot.

The Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport is an international airport that is very close to the city and has many flights flying in and out. It is around 7km from the center.

The airport has, both, international flights to and from the UK, Greece, Spain, Netherlands, Portugal, or Switzerland and some domestic flights to and from Paris, Lille, or Strasbourg.

You can also get to Montpellier by high-speed trains from many cities such as Paris or Barcelona.

Below are some of the best airlines which connect Europe to the world:

  1. British Airways - U.K National Airline

2. Lufthansa - National German Airline

3. Air France - National French Airline

4. KLM - National Dutch Airline

5. SWISS - National Swiss Airline

Some of the most useful sites to book flights are:

1. Skyscanner

2. Kayak

3. Lastminute

4. Momondo

5. Opodo

If you need more help, please contact me!

Have a safe journey!


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