The Best Gay Beaches in the USA

The Best Gay Beaches in the USA

For those looking for fun in the sun, we’ve got you covered. There are plenty of gay beaches in the USA and you’ll find them coast to coast across America, but as many may know, they can be difficult to find. Here’s our top picks for the best gay beaches in the USA.

The Pines Beach

Pines Beach, Fire Island

Fire Island is notorious for its natural beauty despite its close proximity to New York. And Pine Beaches is the go-to gay destination on Fire Island. Pines Beach attracts people of all different backgrounds, from across America and even from outside the country.

Pine Beaches offers an open, welcoming sandy shore for any who wants to visit.

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Poodle Beach Delaware

Poodle Beach, Delaware

A long peninsula in Delaware stretches out, forming a long coast, which forms Rehoboth Beach. An attractive and less famous coastline, if you continue south you’ll find Poodle Beach. A beach with an iconic history as an LGBTQ space, and with a happening and vibrant crowd.

Poodle Beach is a celebrated landmark in Rehoboth, and with warm waters and a relaxed attitude, we recommend it to any looking for a beach to go to.

Herring Cove Gay Beach Provincetown

Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown

A far more secluded location, Herring Cove is located just off of Provincetown, Massachusetts. In order to get there, beachgoers have to take a 20-minute hike and make sure to plan their trip around potential high tides… but everyone agrees, the journey is worth it.

Separated from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the world, Herring Cove is the perfect place to meet up and party. Warm blue waters and rocks perfect for soaking up the sun, there couldn’t be a better place to go!

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12th Street Beach, Miami

12th Street is the epitome of Miami’s gay culture. An incredibly popular gay beach, 12th Street is perfect for anyone looking for a bustling and partying gay scene. It’s packed with radiant locals and shirtless tourists. 12th Street Beach is also right next door to Miami’s gay nightlife, making it a great late afternoon spot.

12th Street Beach is definitely one of the best gay beaches in America. In fact, it’s so good, it features prominently on our Best Gay Beaches in the World list. Can’t really get much better than that, can you?

Will Rogers State Park Beach, Los Angeles

Also going by the name Ginger Rogers Beach, Will Rogers State Beach is the only fully recognized gay beach in Los Angeles. The go-to place for the West Hollywood gay crowd during the sunny days in Los Angeles (read, all days), and a stunning stop if you’re in or near L.A.

Will Rogers State Park Beach is usually a pretty crowded beach with parties and events that take place there, making it a great place to meet new people and engage with an active LGBT community.

Baker Beach San Francisco

Baker Beach, San Francisco

San Francisco is known to be one of the best gay cities in the world. And Baker Beach is San Francisco’s best gay beach, which therefore makes it one of the best gay beaches in the US by default, right? With stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands just opposite, Baker Beach is the best place to spend a sunny day in San Fran, relaxing with one of the most famous LGBT communities.

After hours, Baker is perfectly positioned to head down to The Castro and take in the sights.

Sebastain Street Fort lauderdale gay beach

Sebastian Street Beach, Ft. Lauderdale

Lastly, there’s Sebastian Street Beach, the most popular gay beach in the gay city of Fort Lauderdale. Gay hotels and gay resorts line the beaches of Sebastian Street Beach which makes it the ultimate gay attraction. A trip here will certainly have you diving headfirst into the gay scene of Florida.

The bars nearby make it the perfect place to drink mimosas on the sand with your honey of choice, and a clear contender for one of the best gay beaches in America!

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Published: 03-Aug-2021 by Dominic Fazakerley   |   Last Updated: 24-May-2022
On: Gay Fire IslandGay Fort LauderdaleGay MiamiGay ProvincetownGay Rehoboth BeachGay San FranciscoGay USA

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