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Gay Beach at Metaxa Bay. Photo: Gaypixx.de

Gay Beach at Metaxa Bay

Address Metaxa Bay, Invalidenstrasse 78; 10557 Berlin
by Alexanderufer
Neighbourhood Mitte – Bahnhof | See on map
S-Bahn/U-Bahn Hauptbahnhof [U6, S5, S7, S9, S75]
Website http://gaybeachberlin.com/
Price EUR 5
Hours Gay Beach Mondays through August 17-02 (Metaxa Bay opens daily 14-02)

Not letting a small thing like having no shoreline get in their way, crafty Berliners keen to show off their beach bodies have long been relying on the charms of the urban sand strip. And the gay boys on the Gay Beach.

This year it’s bigger and better than before, having washed up on the sands of Metaxa Bay. A 12,000 square meter space of palm trees, fine sand, loungers and straw umbrellas straight from Thailand, Mondays here now belong to the boys (ok, and a few girls).

Kicking off at 17:00, your 5 euro entry pass will get you a welcome drink and a massage, while there are cheap pizzas and happy hour cocktails to see you into the night, with DJs and the likes of Ades Zabel, Stella Destroy and Gloria Viagra providing the entertainment.

Throw a volleyball around, hang out on the terrace and, if the weather refuses to cooperate, things move to the nearby Box Gallery where the roof is still firmly on. But the pants, presumably, stay off.