Best Gay Beaches Around the World

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In no particular order, here are some of our favorite gay beaches from around the world! 

CHICAGO –  When you think of Chicago, you don’t usually think of beaches! You’ll almost mistake Lake Michigan for an ocean with its vast expanse and seemingly endless shore. 28 miles with 29 beaches! 

The gay beach is Hollywood Beach. (AKA Kathy Osterman Beach) The gays and gay friendly people hang out at the southern end of the beach.  Weather permitting, the gay boys will be out sunnning themselves late April thru October! But any given Sunday in the summer there are about 200-400 people out here.


Warm your toes in the golden sands of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s 23 miles of sun-kissed beaches.
Stroll, jog, or rollerblade along Fort Lauderdale’s palm tree fringed, brick-lined beachfront promenade. Pass by the world famous Elbo Room, site of the 1960’s “Where the Boys Are” movie starring George Hamilton and Connie Francis.


Gay Fort Lauderdale has four popular gay beaches. The Ft. Lauderdale gay beaches include:

Sebastian Street & A1A-  the most popular
Located between Sunrise Boulevard and Las Olas Boulevard.

Terramar Street & A1A
Located three traffic lights south of Sunrise Boulevard. This is the place where all the tourists staying at the gay resorts tend to go.

NE 18th & A1A
A beach popular with the locals. Out and About recommends this as a nice cruisy beach.

John Lloyd State Park (Dania)
US1 to Dania Beach Boulevard. There is an entry fee.

Haulover Beach –  for the more daring
A clothing-optional beach is located at Haulover Beach four miles south of Hallendale. In North Miami.

In Miami, South Beach is not nearly as gay or as fun as it was in the late 90’s, early 2000’s –  however, gays still go there. 12th Street Beach, which is just off Ocean Drive, across the street from the Palace Restaurant and Bar and beyond the grassy landscaped area. Nudity is not permitted here, but that doesn’t stop the many sexy sunbathers here from wearing the skimpiest possible swimsuits and g-strings.

Speaking of Skimpy suits –  Copacabana beach and district of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is the winner! 

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Rio has quite a vibrant gay life and is famous for the New Years Eve celebrations at the Copacabana beach, the gay beach at Ipanema and of course the Rio Carnival, which is celebrated in the streets and in the massive Sambadrome. The boys in Brazil like to wear next to nothing!

SITGES SPAIN – Unspoiled by the tourist boom of the 1960’s, Sitges has retained that “picture-postcard” look, with narrow cobbled streets, beautiful Spanish architecture and unspoilt scenic views; a world away from the plastic and the concrete of the more traditional Spanish resorts along the Costa Brava and Costa Del Sol. With a microclimate of its own Sitges has over 300 days of Sunshine with temperatures ranging from 26 C.  to 33 C.  degrees (70-90 F) during the Summer months. This is Spain as it was meant to be… but even better!

17 beaches  total! There is 1 main gay beach and  2 nudist beaches. The Gay Beach – Playa De la Bassa Rodona.   5 minute walk from the town center. Directions: Turn right when you get to the sea front. The beach is located between the Life Guard Station and Picnic restaurant.

 La Playa De La Bossa Rodona, directly below the Picnic Restaurant, opposite the Hotel Calipolis. Over the past number of years it has been attracting more of a straight clientele, but it still is packed with gay boys during the peak season. You will know when you get there! Its not difficult to miss the bronzed bodies, the skintight speedos and the designer glasses and beach towels.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico –
Sundrenched beaches, vibrant cultural festivals and menus of exotic cocktails allure 2 million visitors a year to Puerto Vallarta from around the world.

For years the Puerto Vallarta gay beach has been known simply as the Blue Chairs, the popular beachfront bar, restaurant and resort located near the southern end of Playa Los Muertos, the principal Vallarta beach. The gay beach in PV also includes a good portion of the Green Chairs next door at Ritmos Beach Cafe restaurant. The friendly clientele at these gay beaches sit under the many round, thatched palapas for shade or lay out on their towels to soak up the tropical heat and Mexican sun. On any day of the winter high season, there are several hundred gay men sunning, partying, talking, eating, drinking, cruising and playing in the water.

MAUI HAWAII – Little Beach.  Tucked behind Pu’u Ola’i and separated from Big Beach by a 30-foot bluff. The water was crystal clear,warm,and inviting.Clothing is optional but one can leave something on. Lots of interesting people. People with families,straight couples,gay couples,people who looked like they live on the beach,friends,loners,and everything inbetween!  A very fun time!

What’s your favorite gay beach from around the world?

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