3 Gay Beaches in New York

As great as is Gay New York for its nightlife, hustle and bustle, the gay beaches NYC and its surrounding area offer are well worth the effort required to reach them. We certainly hope you will give these beaches a try on your next trip to New York City. A day at the beach can reset your mind and body, and you may even find yourself in the arms of a new love interest.

Gay New York loves to play on ¨Fire¨

Fire Island may be Gay New York's best beach. The sand on this island's shore stretches for kilometers, and that sand is usually graced with perfect male bodies during the region's beach months. The gay scene here dates back to the 1930s, and this beautiful locale welcomes people from all walks of life. Getting to Fire Island requires a ride on the Long Island Railroad, a taxi ride and a ferry ride, but it is worth the trouble.

Jones Beach should not be missed

Another of the gay beaches NYC visitors adore is Jones Beach. East of Fire Island, Jones Beach requires a longer ride aboard the Long Island Railroad. Once there, you can ¨let it all hang out¨ at a piece of shore called ¨Beach Six.¨ For another nude option in the metro area, read the next section.

Make sure you find your way to Gunnison Beach

Gay New York also loves a plot of federal land in New Jersey known as Gunnison Beach. This locale is the largest nude beach on the East Coast. Every warm week, thousands of naturists visit this lovely and fun place, and many of those naturists are gay.

Where to go when you simply cannot make it all the way out of the city

While the gay beaches NYC and its neighbors offer are amazing, you may find yourself without enough time to make it out to the sand and sun. In those cases, head to Brooklyn's McCarren Park Pool. This swimming pool welcomes all types of people, and you will likely find other gay and lesbian people here. You will find McCarren a great place to swim and ¨gaze for gays.¨

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