10 of the Best Gay Beaches to Cruise This Summer

This is where the gays will be kicking up the sand this year.

Being stuck in this exhausting winter/spring limbo, it’s hard to imagine summer’s ever going to make it’s way here. But in a few month’s time, the sun will be beating down on our gay backs as we head out of the city to do some splishing and splashing at the beach. To help you make your summer by-the-shore plans, Queerty just released its annual top gay beaches list.

Out of the 10 represented, only two are within relatively short distance to Philly: New York’s nude-tastic Fire Island and Provincetown’s Herring Grove, but maybe some of the longer-distance destinations (and the sexy photos attached to the article) will inspire you to do some exploring.

The complete list is below. You can see Queerty’s slideshow here.

1. Farme, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro

2. Fire Island, New York

3. Maspalomas, Gran Canaria

4. North Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

5. Sebastian Beach, Fort Lauderdale

6. Elia Beach, Mykonos

7. Herring Cove, Provincetown

8. Hilton Beach, Tel Aviv

9. Manuel Antonio Beach, Costa Rica

10. Clifton 3rd , Cape Town, South Africa