Brighton is one of the most popular gay beach destinations in the UK with its open and welcoming atmosphere, plenty of gay bars, clubs and exciting activities to do – it also holds one of the biggest and best Pride celebrations in the UK.
With all that going on, it is fair to ask ‘is there a gay beach in Brighton?‘…
Make sure to take a look at our full Gay Travel Guide to Brighton.
Is there a Gay Beach in Brighton?
Yes, like many popular gay destination, there is an unofficial gay beach in Brighton.
We say ‘unofficial gay beach’ as technically this beach is the official naturist beach and it therefore comes as no surprise that has become the unofficial gay beach of Brighton. [no_toc]
When we visited it was a quiet day but it was still clear to us that this beach attracted other gay travellers.
The gay beach in Brighton becomes particularly busy in summer and even more so during Pride when thousands of people descend on Brighton.
Where to find the Gay Beach in Brighton?
The gay beach in Brighton can be found in front of Dukes Mound/Brighton Coach Park which is a 30 minute walk east along the coast from the town centre (beyond the Brighton Palace Pier).
At each end of the beach there is a sign to let you know that you are entering naturist zone, it’s quite subtle but easy enough to find.
Since the beach is a pebble beach, the pebbles at each side of the naturist area have been artificially raised for to give the nude sunbathers privacy.