A trip to the beach is usually about chilling, soaking up the sun and avoiding work, but almost all of the time it is about checking out sexy bodies. Shallow? Maybe, but go for a swim if you want depth! We kid, you can bring a book too. Even if you’re not actually reading, it’ll especially help you people watch if you’re at any of these beaches on the list below, where you’ll find some of the world’s sexiest men.
Fire Island Pines, New York, USA
If the isle of Lesbos had a younger brother, it would be the Fire Island Pines. New York’s hottest gays may not admit to it, but many of them spend the majority of the year in a gym so that they may show off their hard bodies in a Speedo along the shores of this dreamlike summer camp for grown boys.
A 30-mile-long barrier island to the south of Long Island, New York’s Fire Island is, essentially, one long strand of white sand fronting the rolling waves of the Atlantic. Come summer, it’s also New York City’s official gay playground, where everyone who’s anyone spreads a blanket on the sand and parties come Teatime.
The beach is an extension of the area’s party mentality, and is packed with eye candy, particularly Chelsea boys. Nudity is allowed on the shore as well but most guys prefer the fabulousness of a Speedo.
Fort Lauderdale: Sebastian Street Gay Beach
Located near the gay resorts, Sebastian Street is the beach destination for visitors and locals alike. Populated mostly by men, this beach is see-and-be-seen in that low-key Lauderdale way. Miami Beach is nice, but Lauderdale is where it is at right now, with San Sebastian Beach closest to all the hotels the hot men are staying at, so check it out.
Miami: Miami 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, like Twist, Score, Palace and Mova. Every year, SoBe plays host to the world-renowned White Party in November and in March, the Winter Party, the biggest gay beach party in North America. Check out Miami’s Haulover Beach if you’re looking for a nude beach.
San Diego: Black’s Beach
Probably the most famous nude beach in America, Black’s Beach is also one of San Diego’s most popular gay destinations. Imagine that!
Maui: Little Beach
We’d be remiss if we didn’t have at least one Hawaiian shore on our list: Gay and lesbians converge on “Little Beach” in Makena State Park, about one mile past the Maui Prince Hotel. This beach is so secluded that you have to hike up and over a lava-flow trail to get to it, but it won’t be hard to miss. The first clue? All gays free-balling in the Hawaiian sun.
Rehoboth: Poodle Beach
Just south of the boardwalk, Poodle Beach offers the kind of guys whose abs you could use as a surfboard. It can get crowded here at the height of the summer season, but it is a hotspot in the energetic social scene. Note: Lesbians tend to prefer North Shores Beach.
Laguna Beach, CA: West Street Beach
We thought Laguna was just the home of LC and Kristin Cavallari, but it turns out many of L.A.’s gays make their way down to this scenice little enclave to enjoy some sun and sand. Hopefully blasting Hilary Duff’s “Come Clean” the whole way down.
Ogunquit, ME: Ogunquit Beach
When the warm weather hits, gays from both sides of the Canadian border descend on this quaint New England beach.