Long Weekend

PHOTOS: The World’s Best Nude Beaches, According To You


Throughout the summer we’ve celebrated summer with our annual selections for the world’s best gay beaches and the world’s best nude beaches. Now it’s time for GayCities and Queerty readers to weigh in on the top nude choices. We hope you’ve enjoyed all of this year’s selections as much as we have.

It’s Labor Day weekend, last chance for some of the world’s best beaches, so enjoy the view.

Click through for your picks for the World’s Best Nude Beaches…

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San Onofre SB

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“Black’s Beach always had parking and access problems.” said Queerty reader NateOcean, “A few dozen mile north is San Onofre State Beach. I don’t know the current status (nudity lawsuits come and go) but San Onofre is a fine beach with easy access either by car or bicycle, with a diverse and welcoming crowd”

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Beach 19, Lisbon, Portugal


“My favourite European beach is Paragem 19, just north of Fonte da Telha, south of Lisbon in Portugal,” says Queerty user FannyLove. “This again is a wild beach with no buildings or developments, just miles of pale sand, dunes, very dense scrubland and wooded areas, and on any given day between May and October, you’ll find hundreds of men cruising here.

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Photos by sarezale & rye805, & michaeldumlao

La Chihuahua Beach, Punta del Este, Uruguay

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Not widely known yet to those north of the equator, Punta del Este is one of South America’s hottest gay seafronts, and La Chihuahua Beach is where the gays congegrate. “Here one will find gay and nude sunbathers, many from the other Río de la Plata sister nation, and Uruguay’s neighbor, Argentina,” says GayCities user GSM CMDA.

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Photos by freiredelinkdiegofg24JoshOnTheBus

Lady Jane Beach, Sydney, Australia

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Officially known as Lady Bay but widely called Lady Jane, this lovely little beach lies on the other side of Port Jackson Harbor from Sydney’s other gay naturist area, Obelisk Beach. More tourists come to Lady Jane, but not enough to make us skip this sandy gem.

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Photos by ichael_d_sinclairnielshumpert & frenchoz1 

Playa del Muerto (Cala del Home Mort Beach), Sitges, Spain

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Don’t let the name fool you, Dead Man’s Beach is a gay male nude stretch of pebbly seaside in the very gay enclave of Sitges. Go southwest along the railroad track away from Terramar Hotel. Woodsy cruising goes down on the other side of the tracks.sitges1

Photos by srta_guilarteGig Harmon250a & Javier Ortega Figueiral

San Gregorio Beach, San Gregorio, CA

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“I would cast a vote for San Gregorio nude beach (the gay end, not the straight end)south of San Francisco” says gaym50ish.

“In California, there are several beaches, their popularity has changed but they are still, very Gay, but maybe not as young.” says Queerty reader ronsfo, “San Gregorio, has stories wonderful Gay beach stories.”

Sangregorio beach by gluselaga


Photos by fabioghgramAmy Honey & giuselaga

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Cap D’adge, France 


While not a gay exclusive beach there’s always a significant number of gay naturists sunning themselves on the Cap D’adge beach (it is France, after all). Cap D’adge is situated on the Mediterranean Sea in the Languedoc-Rousillon region of France. The “unofficial” gay section of the bar is just to the right of the beach with families to the left.

Photos by Quentin Glorieux &christophe pasqual

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