Best Australian Gay Beaches – Gay Star News

Author: , November 5th, 2018

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Australia is a paradise.

Well, spiders aside, it is.

Their beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world, with golden sand and sapphire seas just moments from the cultural centers of their cities. They all happen to be populate by hottest people on Earth too. It’s perfect: you just have to avoid a jellyfish here and there.
But as with most things in this world, the way to make those sandy paradises even better is to make it gay. So while it’s summer in the southern hemisphere, strip down and check out all the clothing-optional and gay beaches in Australia.

North Bondi Beach

You have to stress the north in this Australia gay beach because the further you travel in that direction, the gayer it gets. While Bondi Beach proper is for families, head to the right section and you’ll find other gay people, many of whom choose to sunbathe naked. This is probably the most famous beach, so it’s going to be busy.

Drinking is prohibited on the beach annoyingly, but there are plenty of bars on the strip running alongside it. Just make sure you put some clothes on.

By Tom Capon – Full Story at Gay Star News

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Gay Crete Beach Vacations – Gay Star News

Author: , June 22nd, 2018

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Gay Holidays in Greece are certainly linked with the most popular destinations of Mykonos, Athens and Thessaloniki. But have you ever considered visiting Crete?

Crete, the second largest island in Greece, is known for its crystal-clear beaches (many of which are awarded with a blue flag), beautiful cities with intense nightlife and handsome locals. So, this island will gift you lots of new experiences to remember!

Cretans are distinguished for their great hospitality, which has also become part of their culture. Their behavior is so honest and sincere, that you will feel like you are with your best friend.

That said, you will notice that some Cretans might become very ‘touchy,’ almost flirting. That’s due to their extreme friendliness and poor understanding of personal space, so don’t misunderstand and think that they are trying to hit on you because you will surely put yourself into a very awkward situation!

Full Story at Gay Star News

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Gay Nude Beaches in Italy – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , January 22nd, 2018

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Italy is a hotbed for some of the finest men in the world who just love to bare it all at one of the country’s many gorgeous beaches.

After checking out the best gay beaches in Europe, we wanted to discover more from the Italian perspective, so we teamed up with the guys at GayFriendlyItaly.com to showcase the 5 best gay nude beaches in Italy.

One thing to note with regards to public nudity in Italy is that although it is officially illegal, in 2006 nude tanning was legalised in designated areas so you should be fine in the places we list below.

Lecciona beach in Tuscany
Lecciona beach is the most popular gay beach in Italy. It is part of the natural park of Migliarino, San Rossore and Massaciuccoli.

The beach is stunning. We love it because not only is it a sandy beach (most tend to be pebbly or rocky), but it is surrounded by a gorgeous pine forest. This also makes it quite private, hence why it’s a popular spot for nudists.

Bear in mind there are no establishments here. To reach it you have to walk at least 10-15 minutes through the pinewood and sand dunes, so bring all your food, water etc with you.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at The Nomadic Boys

Agua Azul – Oaxaca Gay Friendly Bed & Breakfast

Author: , December 23rd, 2017

Agua Azul

In 1999 we left Canada to begin a simpler life as “innkeepers” in a tropical climate. After five months exploring Mexico’s Pacific Coast, we discovered the perfect location in a place that no one can pronounce – Huatulco, Oaxaca (Wha-TOOL-co, Wha-HA-ca).

This is a relatively new eco-resort, consisting of 9 pristine bays and 36 beaches, with modern infrastructure, such as paved palm line streets.

With our six pages of criteria, the architect gave us a brilliant design in the “Mexican Pacific Coast Style”. This movement strives to integrate architecture with nature, using natural materials such a stone, clay, wood, palapa, and water.

We wanted each guestroom to have privacy, and with a hillside property, this was achieved by placing each room on its own level. The guestrooms are decorated with handmade tile, pottery and textiles,along with an eclectic selection of original art.

People come here to enjoy the perfect Huatulco climate, so the outdoor space is as important as the interior one. Each guestroom has a spacious ocean view terraza with palapa cover, hammock and other seating.

The Pacific coast is not known for its sunrises, but overlooking an inlet, we enjoy spectacular sunrises over Conejos bay each morning – with the added advantage of the terrazas being shaded from the more aggressive afternoon sun. Aside from the view of Tejoncito cove, my favorite element of the villa is the water feature, with five huge stepping stones that form our entrance.

A few years ago we were fortunate to be included in a piece on CNN.com Mexico’s 10 Best Seaside Hideaways.

We serve a healthy breakfast in “barefoot elegance”, under a 30 foot domed palapa. This consists of several fresh tropical fruits, bread, “pan dulces”, home made scones or muffins, granola with milk and yogurt, fresh squeezed juice and coffee or tea. Rick and I operate a B&B because we like meeting a diversity of people, and during breakfast, we enjoy lively conversations with our guests. Of course, we understand not everyone is a morning person, and respect your wish to be left on your own if that is your preference.

We are only a 10 minute taxi ride from the town center, but if you don’t feel like moving, we have an arrangement with several restaurants to deliver for a small fee.

We highly recommend renting a “panga” to discover several of Huatulco’s virgin beaches, but it is not entirely necessary. There is a beautiful virgin beach about a 10 minute walk from Agua Azul la Villa, over a hill and through a path in the forest. In spite of the fact that we are in a developed upscale residential neighborhood, there is rarely another soul on this beach. If you are really fortunate, you may see turtle tracks and the nests where they have laid their eggs. To help make this a perfect experience, we have umbrellas to take to this beach, and can even supply a cooler for a picnic.

If you’re looking for a perfect oceanside paradise, come stay with us at Agua Azul B&B!

See the Agua Azul Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Gay Beaches That Are Perfect This Winter

Author: , December 21st, 2017

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With cold temperatures beginning to blanket the northernmost half of the country, thoughts may turn to tropical climes: Where to go to get away from the oncoming months full of dreary gray skies?

Here are six of the top gay-friendly beaches that you should consider for an easy winter getaway:

Sebastian Beach, Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale has been focused on LGBT tourism for decades, and Sebastian Beach has won accolades as one of America’s top gay beaches. The beachgoers are mostly male, and the beach is (naturally) much more crowded on the weekends.

This great sunbathing area is located near many hotels, as well as some gay bed and breakfasts—and the water is generally clear and warm.

By Paul Heney – Full Story at Travel Pulse

Gay Thailand – The Best Beaches and Islands

Author: , September 11th, 2017

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LGBTI people are embraced throughout gay Thailand – not just in the cities!

Thai Islands – Ko Pha Ngan

Sponsored: Ko Pha Ngan in Thailand has its fair share of beautiful beaches, but with much of the interior covered by tropical forest, this is an island which is great for those who like to trek or connect with nature.

The island also has a reputation for being a spiritual location with a number of yoga, meditation, and detox centres on the island. Ko Pha Ngan is also famous, some would say infamous, for the Full Moon Party. Enjoy the party, but do keep your wits about you and exercise caution.

Full Story at Gay Star News

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Lesbian Greece – The Best Beaches

Author: , September 9th, 2017

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So you want to go to Greece. Why? For the delicious food, the wonderful people and timeless history? And, and of course, Greek beaches. Greece has hundreds of beaches – each of them spectacular in their own way – if, for nothing else, it’s Greece! Where better to soak up some sun? Nestled close to the ever-alluring, impossibly clear blue Mediterranean Sea.

What kind of beach-goer are you? A toes-in-the-golden-sand beach person, a crowded, party-beach person, a quiet romantic cove seeker, just-want-to-be-close-to-the-water beach seeker or a stunning-beach-view person? Or maybe you’re a cooler, beach umbrella and full prep beach goer, a walk-the-shoreline bikini strutter, or someone who just-wants-to-shed-it-all-and-let-the-sun-kiss-you-all-over kinda naked beach lover?

GoGirlfriend personally visited each of these beaches on our 5 island Greek tour and we’ve got the must-visit highlights.

By Stacy Rosien – Full Story at Go Girlfriend

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Los Molinos – Ibiza, Spain

Author: , December 29th, 2016

Los Molinos

The Spanish island of Ibiza is one of Europe’s most gay-popular beach holiday destinations.

During the day, the Playa Es Cavallet gay nudist beach get busy around midday, with a party atmosphere kicking in from around 4PM in front of the Chiringay beach restaurant.

At night, Ibiza Town will grab your attention as the centre of the island’s gay scene, with numerous gay bars, restaurants and boutique shops clubs dotted around its quaint cobbled streets.

Where to Stay

The Los Molinos has been a popular choice with gay travellers for decades. This four-star, adults-only hotel is in a quiet part of Ibiza Town, just a 15-minute walk from the nightlife.

Full Story at Gay Star News

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Unspoiled Playa Tamarindo

Author: , September 2nd, 2016

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Originally a quiet surf beach and fishing village, Tamarindo has evolved to be the areas most developed and popular tourist destination.

Playa Tamarindo or Tamarind Beach is home to many nationalities from around the world living in harmony while continuing to shape the town into a perfect blend of boutique businesses and services designed to provide something for everyone who visits. Our unspoiled beaches are second to none in Central America featuring long wide stretches of sand, coconut trees, tamarind trees, calm and inviting shallow tide pools and world class surf.

Playa Tamarindo - SunsetEnjoy evening dinners beach side with your feet in the sand while a world class Chef prepares your meals. After dinner enjoy music and drinks at any of our many small lounges or bars located along the beach and center of town.

Despite the town’s recent and ongoing development, it retains the laid back vibe that is so characteristic of the region.

Playa Tamarindo is an excellent destination for individuals, groups and couples seeking to experience the very best Costa Rica has to offer on the Pacific Coast.

Providing the driest & sunniest climate in all the country, the warmest months are from December thru April (high season) & things cool down with occasional afternoon or morning showers the rest of the year (green season).

Make your next getaway and unforgettable one to Paradise in Central America.

Playa Tamarindo - Tamarindo Bay Boutique Hotel Tamarindo Costa RicaWhen visiting Playa Tamarindo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica make sure you reserve a premium room or suite at the 18+ Adults Only Tamarindo Bay Boutique Hotel. This brand new, contemporary, eco-friendly designed 10 room hotel combines modern materials & finishes with tropical organic design & architecture. The property offers a private, romantic, discreet and secure setting, just minutes away from the beach, dining, shopping and all local attractions. Offering private concierge service & front desk assistance, daily housekeeping service and complimentary Chef prepared international vegetarian breakfast.

During their stay all guest can enjoy the complimentary use of personal beach chairs, coolers, choice of banana style beach cruisers or mountain style bicycles, assorted size and shape surfboards & boogie boards, snorkel gear and personal shopping baskets to use in the local organic food market held on Saturday mornings by the beach.

By Joseph C. Garcia – Visit the Tamarindo Bay Boutique Hotel Website

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Feeling Beachy in New York – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , August 15th, 2016

New York - Dani

This week was all about beaches – simply because it is too hot to do anything else! New York is suffering from / enjoying a heatwave – the perspective depends on who you ask, I guess, but I might be the only one who’d say this is enjoyable, and admittedly, it has been a little too hot even for my taste.

Working two jobs at the moment means I didn’t have much time to explore this week, but I managed to visit three different beaches: the small beach in Red Hook, just a short drive from where I’m staying, which is the perfect place to let my pup cool off in the water for a while, and Riis Beach in the Rockaways, where I’d been wanting to go for a long time (I’ve been to the Rockaways before, but only to another part of the beach there).

And my beachy highlight this week: Fire Island! This 32-mile-long, ¼-mile wide strip of sand (the longest of four barrier islands that protect the South Shore of Long Island from the Atlantic Ocean) had been on my travel wish list for the past two summers, but somehow I never made it out there (it takes about 2.5 hours incl car & ferry ride to get there from NYC).

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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