Playa de covachos is a beautiful wild beach, with nice and welcoming yellow sand. It's not far west from Santander by car near the little town of Liencres. People coming here are mostly nudist, but not exclusively. So it's quite a welcoming atmosphere for gay people. On the eastern part of the beach you have a little island to which you can walk to when its low tide. But one important detail, it's ot very big, and there is no space for a cruising area.