Gay beaches : best spots in the world

Gay beaches : best spots in the world

by: Guillaume Nargeot

It’s time to go on holiday! And to discover the best gay beaches everywhere in the world. Here is our 2015 selection of the best gay beaches on all continents.

You can suggest more beaches and send your comments

Enjoy your summer vacation!


Gay beach Key West, USA - Smathers beach
Smathers Beach is lined with palms and the Florida sun beats down. This is the gay destination for the Americans of the South-East. Wonderful horizon over the sea.

Gay beach Key West

Gay beach Fire Island, USA - Pines beach
Pines beach can be found on Fire Island, next to New York City. Gay New Yorkers but also celebrities are known to vacation here : Truman Capote, Ethan Hawke... A lot of gay parties take place in clubs and beautiful men meet on the beach and in the "meat rack", between Cherry Grove and Pines. All transportation is forbidden, even bikes!

Gay beach Fire Island
© David Shankbone Flickr

Gay beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta is a little city on Mexico’s West coast. There are gay guys everywhere on holiday, either on the beach or in bars and clubs. Amazing outlook of the mountains, no pollution or buildings.


Gay beach Rio de Janeiro, Brazil : Ipanema, Posto 8
Gay section is between Posto 8 and Posto 9. Hot local guys on the beach with their typical Brazilian swimsuits. The Brazilians really want to show the best of Brazil’s culture and customs.

Gay beach Rio de Janeiro
© mygaytrip


Gay beach Ibiza, Spain : Es Cavallet
The long sand beach of South Ibiza. Naturism is authorized for amateurs… Showers and deck chairs are provided next to the sea that can reach almost 30°C. Don’t forget to go to the Chiringay bar (very nice and quite expensive stop).

Gay beach Ibiza
© SuperMan by SuperMartXé

Gay beach Lisbon, Portugal : Costa de Caparica, n°19
It’s one of Europe's biggest gay beach and is 30 kilometers from Lisbon. It's bordered by dunes and forest. A lot of young urban Portuguese come here to swim. From Lisbon, access with bus 161 or with a car.

Gay beach Barcelona, Spain : Mar Bella
Long beach and very hot muscle guys on the famous Mar Bella beach in Barcelona. Regulars and tourists frequent the beach especially during Circuit Festival in August, when it's almost impossible to lie down in the sand: too crowded!

Gay beach Barcelon
© mygaytrip

Gay beach Maspalomas, Spain : Playa del Ingles, N°7
Gran Canaria is an expert of gay tourism. Maspalomas has a great beach with spectacular sand dunes and beautiful men. Swimming may be forbidden at times because of rough sea.

Gay beach Maspalomas

Gay beach Sitges, Spain : Playa del Muerto
Playa del Muerto in Sitges has been a gay beach for years, welcoming men since 1930 ! A little bar next to the beach and a great forest too, they are both great meeting places.

Gay beach Sitges
© mygaytrip

Gay beach Mykonos, Greece : Elia Beach
Mykonos island is one of the most gay-friendly destination in the Mediterranean sea. The famous Elia beach is a true paradise with hot sand and transparent water. Music isn’t too loud so you can chat with friends or others. Atmosphere can become very hot (not because of the sun…).

Gay beach Mykonos
© NervousEnergy Flickr


Gay beach Tel Aviv, Israel - Hilton Beach
Hilton beach is Tel Aviv's official gay beach. Tan with a sea horizon and skinny swimsuit. The city, which is home to a vibrant gay community has its gay meeting point, for locals and tourists from around the world..


Gay beach Phuket, Thailand - Patong Beach
Patong beach: a long white sandy area between a turquoise sea and majestic palm trees, much like the West Indies. Phuket island offers all kind of western shops, restaurants and activities. At night, you can hardly hear yourself talk while walking through the numerous bars and clubs. Not recommended for those who like authentic Thailand.

Gay beach Phuket
© ...your local connection Flickr

Gay beach Goa, India
Goa is a little region in South-West India, known for its gay-friendly side (don’t dream, it isn’t Ibiza or Mykonos). The long beach gives access to the Arabian sea. Homosexuality is generally accepted in India but Goa is a rare place where there is a real gay community.


Gay beach Cape Town, South Africa : Clifton Beach N°3
South Africa is the only country in Africa to accept gay marriage. Naturally, Cape Town is the gay place. Clifton beach number 3 is the most obvious gay beach in the city. There are white sands and amazing local guys. Beware: the ocean is cold.

Gay beach Cape Town
© mygaytrip


Gay beach Sydney, Australia : Bondi Beach
Bondi beach is next to Sydney city centre. Gays are on the North. There are bars and clubs open day and night for you to party. Mix among the greatest and hottest surfers in town.

Gay beach Sydney
© Nicolas Lannuzel Flickr

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