Gay Cruising Areas in Moscow
Silver Wood (Serebryany Bor)
Silver Wood is a nudist beach which is located on an artificial island in the bend of the Moskva River. It is a great place to sunbathe with or without swimming trunks during a warm summer day. North of the beach and the accompanied volleyball court, you will find a forest which is mainly visited by cruising men. On the beach itself, you will find women and children as well. The place is most popular during the weekends and most cruisy during the evenings. To get here, take the metro to Polezhaevskaya, and then take the trolley or bus (20, 65, 86) to station Silver Wood (Serebryany Bor). From there, it is a 20-minute walk to the nudist beach at the south of the Island. If you want to visit the forest for cruising purposes, it would be wise to wear clothes, remain discrete at all times, and leave your valuables at home.
Location: 55.777339, 37.418660
Izmaylovskiy Park is the biggest park in Europe, and easily accessible by metro from the city centre. From the station exit, turn to the right and go down the stairs into the park and you will find yourself in the cruising area, which is very popular during warm summer days. The cruisiest spots are near the two metro station exits. It would be wise to remain discrete, and it is not advisable to carry along valuables. The cruising site is most popular between 5 AM and 12 AM.
Location: 55.787546, 37.781785
Swan Beach (Plyash Lebyazhka)
Swan beach can be found on another island in the Mosvka river. It is a bit harder to find, as nature is wilder here. Swan beach is less popular and more remote than Silver Wood. Nevertheless, it is a great place to relax or meet up with other visitors. All ages, genders, and sexualities gather here, and even some foreigners from other cities come here just to visit this place. On the beach, as elsewhere, there are no special rules of behavior. if you want to undress completely – get undressed, if not, no one will force you. The only drawback – this place exists only in summer.