These are small sandy beaches in rocky coves, surrounded by pine forest.
Both are popular with the families who stay in the nearby camping touristic villages. They are also locally well known, but fairly discreet, popular gay beaches.
Torre Pozzelle, the larger of the two, takes its name from the Aragonese watchtower at the side of the bay. A large touristic village sits behind the beach.
Lamaforca is the last of Ostuni’s marinas. Most of the beach is public, part is the private beach club for a nearby camping village.
There are no facilities on either beach. There is a nearby bar just behind the Torre Pozzelle bay.
You will see guys waiting in their cars, or standing by the paths that lead into the woods. Once in the woods, which only stretch back a short distance, just follow the paths and the men.
Both cruising areas are popular with men who identify as straight (Torre Pozzelle more so). Most people are likely to say hello and ask you what you are looking for before inviting you to follow them.
Beware though! We have seen police cars drive up and down the stretch of road that leads to Lamaforca from time to time, pulling drivers over to check their documentation.
If you do continue onto Lamaforca’s beach you will notice a gay presence close to the carpark side of the beach.
Check out the Ostuni gay guide for detailed instructions on how to find the gay spots at both, plus more information on what to expect.
How to get there
Located about 8 km from Ostuni itself, just off the main coastal highway (E55). Take the Torre Pozzella exit, turn right for Lamaforca, left for Torre Pozzelle.