After many, many months of confinement, being home-bound and getting a VERY precarious tan on the balcony we are finally getting past airport restrictions, travel bans, crowd gathering no-no´s, and vaccine decisions that have kept the world within its walls and borders, so how about we bring in the sunshine and give you a curated list of the best places to go… uhm, right now?
We have researched near and far to come up with an any-taste-included guide to the best gay-friendly destinations you can enjoy with your choice of fav people. It is time to take advantage of remote work, so pack your bags and enjoy a couple´s romantic getaway or an IG-worthy party vacay with your best friends.
We want to share with you this list of highly recommended Top 20 Beach destinations from the experts at the Travel Channel:
Sydney has gay-friendly beaches that have become popular LGBT destinations:
Secluded spots for nude sunbathers:
Water taxis are provided as transportation to Obelisk Beach, and during the summer, expect frequent visits from one of the famous Sydney Harbor Ice Cream Boats to help keep things cool.
Yucatan Peninsula is a hot beach destination for spring breakers, weddings, and Europeans who need some hot sauce in their lives, but it’s also the location of a popular gay beach: Playa Delfines.
The water is generally treacherous to swim in, but the white sand is perfect for sunning, and the view is incredible. This beach is also a great place to take surfing lessons.
Gay couples and singles enjoy Playa Delfines, and it now known unofficially as the gay spot in Cancun.
By the way, same-sex marriage is legal and officiated in Mexico.
It would not be fair if we didn’t have at least one Hawaiian beach on our list. Gay and lesbians converge on Little Beach in Makena State Park, located about 1 mile past the Maui Prince Hotel. To access this piece of open-minded paradise you have to be ready to fashion your bathing suit with boots because this beach is so secluded that you have to hike up and over a lava-flow trail to get to it! Ready to climb?
Head to Fire Island’s Pines Beach if you’re ready for a fun party beach with gay-friendly shopping, hotels, vacation rentals, and vibrant nightlife. Nudity is allowed on the shore. The island plays host to several LGBT events, including the multicultural Fire Island Black Out in Cherry Grove.
Tel Aviv´s coast is famous for its pro-gay laws and never-ending beach line. Nearly 9 miles of blue sea, open horizon, sun, and lots of beautiful people make it the perfect beach destination. There are a few gay-friendly beaches:
Known as the “Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale is where the boys are. Sebastian Street Gay Beach, surrounded by gay resorts, is one of the most popular beach destinations for the LGBT plus community. Along with dozens of gay-friendly shops along the beach, the city also thrives with fun bars and restaurants, such as Hamburger Mary’s, a great place to start or end the night.
Vancouver has beaches that attract a LGBT crowd:
World-famous eco-friendly Costa Rica has long been a vacation spot for outdoor enthusiasts, but it also has a popular gay beach,
South Beach, or SoBe, conjures up images of sunny days at the beach, a continuous flow of sexy men and women, high-end shopping on Lincoln Road, fine dining on Ocean Drive, and nonstop nights of partying at popular gay bars and clubs.
Brighton is the UK’s gay capital. The town’s seafront has bars, restaurants, nightclubs and amusement arcades between the piers.
Visit Brighton and enjoy the fabulous bohemian atmosphere of this beach town!
¡Hola! straight or not so much, everyone knows about the small island of Ibiza’s reputation as a party haven, but it’s also known for its beaches, each with its own distinctive beauty.
Provincetown, a gay and lesbian resort community at the tip of Cape Cod, ranks among the world’s great seaside vacation destinations. Along with hosting its annual Gay Pride celebration, P’town continues to improve with more upscale inns, fine art galleries, and superb restaurants. Peak season for the New England town is usually July through August. Stay in the town’s West End, go for a fun bike ride and go sunbathing on:
This beach is located below the Picnic Restaurant and across from Hotel Calipolis.
Most people know about Cape Town’s turbulent history, but few people know about Clifton, the small, affluent suburb located outside the city.
Mykonos has become the beach and party global hangout .
Plan your trip ahead and mind that land transportation may be hard to come by and stop at relatively early hours.
We know all about the popularity of Copacabana Beach, but Ipanema is what’s really hot!
After the beach, head to the popular hangout Cafeína e Tô nem Aí for a beer or a snack.
Puerto Vallarta is already a hot spot for thousands of sunbathers, but the hot spot for the LGBT crowd is on the south end of Playa Los Muertos Beach.
Nice is now the second-most-visited city in France for gay tourists, after Paris, and with more than 35 gay outlets, we’re sure there’s something for everyone. In addition to the vibrant LGBT club scene, this beach town has several museums, high-end shops, and a famous flower market, and it plays host to the annual Pink Parade.
Rehoboth is the quintessential beach town, with dozens of small shops, restaurants that serve up fresh seafood from the Chesapeake Bay, and a boardwalk with a few amusement thrills and arcades.
After the beach, most gay men grab a few beers or cocktails at the Aqua Grill or Blue Moon, 2 of the town’s popular gay hangouts.