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12th Street Beach is the most famous gay beach in Miami and part of the main strip of the famous South Beach. You’ll find it where 12th Street and Ocean Drive converge. There are rainbow flags all over the beach so you can’t miss it. It’s an out loud and proud gay beach in the heart of Miami – featuring some of Florida’s finest and most shirtless men. It’s the place to be during Miami Pride.
If you’re looking to park, you’ll find a garage at 13th and Collins. There are also parking spaces along Ocean Drive between 5th and 15th Streets though it’s often quite hard to find parking here.
Haulover Park is Florida’s only legal clothing-optional beach, and is a hotspot for LGBT beach-goers to relax and hang out (if you know what we mean).
Be aware that not the entire beach is nudist, only the northern third between lifeguard towers #12 and #16 which is clearly signposted.
The northern-most edge is where gay sunbathers tend to be found, but beware! Although it’s legal to be nude, sexual behaviour is strictly against the rules and could land you in a sticky situation.
There’s parasol and sun-lounger rental sites on the beach, as well as some food and drink stalls to quench your thirst, and trust us you will be thirsty.
Fun fact: Haulover Park used to hold the Guinness World Record for most people skinny-dipping (pictured)!
Lifeguard huts #12-#16, 10800 Collins Ave, Miami
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