We each have our favorite. Admittedly, I’ve been to my fair share across Europe (Sitges near Barcelona, Elia in Mykonos, Torremolinos in Málaga) as well as in America. Los Angeles has Will Rogers State Beach. Orange County has Laguna Beach, and then further south is Blacks Beach (just follow the Marines from Fort Pendleton). And now Miami has made it official. On Thursday, March 11th, the Miami Beach City Commissioner (Michael Góngora) officiated at the ribbon cutting that extended the gay beach on 12th Street to include the access at 11th Street, as reported in the Miami Herald.
With the expansion of an already decidedly gay stretch of sand (located in front of the iconic drag bar “The Palace” on Ocean Drive), this new and improved Miami Beach hot spot is free to the public and easily found with the rows of rainbow flags (and six-pack abs) visible to the casual thirsty observer.
Life is hopefully returning to normal as COVID vaccinations begin to penetrate around the country, and as warmer weather promises summer romances and vacation getaways, Miami has just upped the ante when considering where to spend our gay dollars.