Out on a limb, just five minutes walk north-west of the Triangle area is Saunabar
attracting a mainly young steaming post-party herd on a Sunday afternoon all huddled together
within, whatever the weather outside. Their spa facilities include Sauna and Steam rooms, Jacuzzi, Private chill-out rooms,
Professional Massage, Showers, Changing area and Licensed Bar with comfortable seating, pool table, movies, music and free WiFi. Alternatively, The Spa is
another option, further out, if you fancy a change of sauna scene.
Cruising means The Gardens, the upper tract of park strip that cuts a swathe right
through Bournemouth town centre, notably the stretch just north of the A35 Wessex
Way flyover, easy accessible by horned-up post-club fellas who failed to pull, or
prefer their boys all bushy - busy Fridays and Saturdays and notorious on Sundays
You can also try your outdoor luck along The Chines, a series of sea cliff valleys
along West Cliff, mainly used by randy motorists who pull-in-to-pull at the sea-view
lay-bys. And naturally, for many, Bournemouth in summer means Studland Nudist Beach,
at least the male-frequented parts of it, accessible via the Sandbanks Ferry.
Bournemouth also boasts a sex shop, Easy Tiger,
for all your porn needs and an array of sundry sexual accoutrements.
Although it's a mixed venue there's plenty to keep a gay boy's interest whatever
floats your seaside boat.
The queer quarter is also awash with good eateries. Rubyz
is gay-run and fun - it's camp but not cheap. If you want to spare your pennies but
still have great food and ambience in the thick of the gay action you could try the
gay-friendly Italian Pinocchio's or the Portuguese
Funchal By Night.
SOMEWHERE DIFFERENT TO STAY
Hamilton Hall Men Only Hotel is exactly what it says.
Based in Carysfort Rd which is about a 12-minute walk from Boscombe Pier and the beach,
this male-only, clothing-optional retreat is just over a mile from Bournemouth train station.
The hotel offers Dinner and Spiritual, Sexual and Self Development weekend events. They
have been serving the gay, bi, trans, curious & straight male community since 1985.
Some of their rooms are shared, and there's also a dorm-style room with bunk beds that sleep 4 people.
THE LITTLE BLACK BOOK
DYMK Bar & Club (31 Poole Hill; T: +44 1202 318566; Website)
Easy Tiger (27 The Triangle; T: +44 1202 554195)
Flirt Cafe Bar (21 The Triangle; T: +44 1202 553999)
Funchal By Night (158 Commercial Road; T: 01202 318 900)
Hamilton Hall Men Only Hotel (1 Carysfort Rd; T: +44 1202 399227; Website)
Over the Rainbow (The Shores, 5 Madeira Road; T:07788 415522)
Pinocchio's (18 Poole Hill; T: 01202 291 081)
Rubyz (Commercial Road; T: 01202 780 225)
Saunabar (140 Commericial Road; T: 01202 552 654)
The Spa (121 Poole Road; T: 01202 757 591)
Xchange (The Triangle; T: 01202 294 321)
Revised April 2019.