New York Gay Beaches

New York Gay Beaches

New York has a historic gay beach in Queens on the Rockaway Peninsula. It's been a party and cruising area for gay men since the 1940s.

Riis Park Beach is New York’s historic gay beach. It’s been a social & cruising spot for queer New Yorkers since the 1940s and is still going strong.

When the weather is good, you can the vibrant gay scene.  It’s like a gay nightclub, only it’s a beach in New York. What’s not to like?

You’ll find it in Queens along the Rockaway Peninsula. The gay section is at the eastern end of the beach.

Updated: 25-May-2022

157 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway Park, New York


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