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Will Rogers Beach
West Street Beach
Santa Monica Beach
While there is a gay beach and a gay bar near a beach close to Gay West Hollywood in Los Angeles, the most popular gay beach is West Street Beach in Laguna Beach, a 1 hour 30 minute drive from West Hollywood. Driving Directions to Laguna Gay Beach
Once you arrive, go down the stairs at the end of West Street next to the Coast Royale condos. This is the spot where all the gays go to the beach.
Closer by, the Gay West Hollywood strip of Santa Monica Blvd. connects Hollywood directly to the beach! Simply go west, and in a quick 30 minutes you'll be at the beach. You'll find 4 gay friendly beaches close to West Hollywood.
The Gay Beach in Los Angeles is Will Rogers Beach. The demise of one of the oldest gay bars in Los Angeles, The Friendship, which was located next to Will Rogers Beach, has somewhat reduced the concentration of gays there. The gay part of the beach is located on the west side of Will Rogers Beach, which is known to gays as Ginger Rogers Beach. While there are less gays here these days, many still come for official advanced gay volleyball games regularly during the summer. (See below for beginners volleyball) There's no need to sign up in advance and if there's no gay volleyball games there are other groups you can join in. Will Rogers Beachmap
Locate San Vicente Blvd in Santa Monica and take that west. Turn right on 7th street which turns into Entrada Drive which then turns into West Channel Road. Park along West Channel Road but don't go all the way to Pacific Coast Highway or you won't be able to come back up! Walk down towards Pacific Coast Highway and go down to the tunnel.
While not gay, but very gay friendly, both Santa Monica Beach and Venice Beach are two other beautiful beaches also close to West Hollywood. You'll have a great time visiting all of the attractions both offer.
Venice had an all-gay beach long ago, but still has The Roosterfish, a gay bar in Venice near the beach and the only gay bar in the area.