GAY BEACHES AUSTRALIA
PERTH (WESTERN AUSTRALIA)
Perth is the perfect place to relax in the sun and enjoy the great outdoor lifestyle that Western Australian's are accustomed to. When it comes to obtaining a bit of a tan, just step outside. You couldn't avoid getting a tan in Perth even if you tried. The question you should ask yourself is where on Perth's endless coastline you want to be positioned. (Note to swimmers: the coast off Perth has strong rips and currents, so pay attention to beach signs.)
Swanbourne Free Beach is Perth's nude/gay beach about a 15-minute drive from the city. Swanbourne is a picturesque beachside suburb of Perth. If you want to book accommodation have a look on http://www.gaytraveller.com.au where you can find more info on the Swanbourne Guest house, that is only three minutes away from the beach.
Floreat Beach is the gay and lesbian beach of choice, however. It’s not nude and a little more discrete, but also a very cruisy place; anywhere along the beach strip, parking area and change rooms is busy, but especially evenings on weekends. The bushes and dunes behind Floreat Beach offer plenty of privacy for nude sunbathing, and indeed weekend evenings for a whole lot more. There never seems to be a shortage of men after dark. Police occasionally patrol.
DARWIN (NORTHERN TERRITORY)
The Northern Territory is the red heart of the continent and has the biggest beer consumption of anywhere on the planet. It’s nudists all remain hidden from view, enjoying the privacy of their backyard pools. This leaves one lonely gay beach, Casuarina Beach, north of Darwin, and to the few local gay Territorians who are still waiting for their pool at home to get finished. Part of this beach has been officially designated as clothing optional.
The nude area extends about one kilometer, where you'll find most gay men at the farther end. Maps in the reserve point out the location of the nude area so you should have no trouble finding it. The beach is sandy and backed by trees to provide shade. On weekdays, most bathers are single men. Straight folks also visit the nude beach on weekends but it is large enough so that it never feels crowded.
ADELAIDE (SOUTH AUSTRALIA)
Adelaide’s nudist drive the 28 miles south to Maslin's Beach, the first officially designated clothes-optional beach in Australia. Maslin Beach stretches 3 kilometers and has a mixed crowd of clothed and nude bathers. The north end is where the clothed bathers hang out, while the southern end is where you'll find the nude bathers. Maslin has large crowds including lots of gay men.
MOUNT ELIZA (VICTORIA)
About 50 kilometers south of Melbourne, near Mount Eliza, there is a beach named Sunnyside North After you pass through the suburb of Frankston, you will go through the smaller suburb of Mount Eliza. Just past this town you turn right onto Sunnyside Road. The beach parking lot is at the end of Sunnyside Road. Go down to the beach, then walk to the right when facing the water. The nude beach is on the other side of the rocky point. Straight bathers gather on the first 200 or so meters of the nude area. After that, you reach the gay section.Other official nude beaches are Campbell's Cove at Werribee South and Point Impossible and Southside near Torquay. An unofficial nude beach and the most gay cruisy is Sandridge in Port Melbourne but all the others have gay cruising areas.
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