We are longing to pack away the sweaters in exchange for tank tops and shorts in preparation of living our best summer life.
From Lisbon to Fire Island, we’ve found the best beach towns for warm nights on the sand. The thought of lounging beach side, glowing in sunblock and sex appeal while cruising beach bodies has us ready to pack our bags.
Check out this list of 12 beach towns that you need to visit this summer.
You want to be here for the white sandy beaches (particularly Eagle Rock Beach) and gay-friendly island life. Be sure to make time for snorkeling.
While there is no official “gayborhood” or Pride parade, live your best gay life on the shores of Saint Martin. Arrive by cruise or plane, be pampered and lounge on the nude-optional beach.
Considered the original gay vacation spot, visitors flock here for the fresh seafood, water sports, and clothing-optional resorts.
Southwestern Florida’s best kept vacation secret is Naples, a quaint beach town with one gay bar (Bambusa Bar & Grill) and plenty of gay-friendly culture.
Cabo San Lucas
Cabo is the perfect destination for those who want to avoid over-the-top scenes like Miami and Fort Lauderdale. This is the place for biking, scuba diving, sailing, and sprawling on the beach.
The culture in South of France has always been a favorite for visitors and the glamorous Cote d’Azur is on top of that list. Gays flock here for the bling and international appeal.
Take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean Portugal’s capitol, Lisbon, offers mild weather, stunning landscapes, architecture, and is inexpensive by European standards.
If you can pull yourself away from the eye candy delights of Tel Aviv’s beaches, the internationally known gay nightlife scene here is epic.
South Africa has a gay-friendly history as the fifth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage and a first to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Sitges is Spain’s gay destination and home of multiple nude beaches, abundant nightlife options, and welcoming Spanish culture that we know and love.
Whether it’s a romantic getaway or a wild vacation, Cancun has it all: crystal clear blue skies, glistening warm water, clean beaches, and lots of eye candy.
About 50 miles from New York City is Fire Island, the East Coast’s gay beach enclave. Cherry Grove and Pines, the summer resort communities, are packed full of gay residents. It’s a gay must!