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The World's 20 Gayest Beach Towns and Small Cities (population under 150,000)


Some of the most popular gay destinations in the world are gay resort towns and small cities near or on the water. The calm of breezy seaside locales and pristine beaches is a tremendous draw among gay revelers, and many waterfront communities with sizable gay followings have gay-friendly B&Bs and clothing-optional resorts, not to mention festive open-air discos and bars. Here are 20 of the world's gayest towns and small cities on the water. Also see my list of the world's 20 gayest beach cities (population 150,000 or greater).

Brighton, England

England, East Sussex, Brighton, Brighton Beach
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Fire Island, New York

photo by Andrew Collins

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

photo by Andrew Collins

Key West, Florida

photo by Andrew Collins

Laguna Beach, California

photo by Andrew Collins

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