Greater Miami and Dade County, one of the premier nightclubbing and partying spots in North America, has long cultivated a highly visible gay and lesbian scene. The number of gay bars in Miami has actually declined a bit over the years, but most of the ones that remain still draw huge crowds, especially on weekends, and are top spots for dancing into the late-night and early morning hours. One thing to keep in mind as you venture out clubbing in Miami: distances in 2,square-mile Dade County are vast. So while on the one hand, all four of the major gay nightspots in South Beach are concentrated in a relatively compact area an area easy to walk to from many Miami Beach hotels , the handful of gay clubs across Biscayne Bay in Miami proper are located somewhat far from one another.
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Nothing beats a nice, relaxing day at the beach soaking up the sun and taking a dip in the cool waters. Even better is finding a gay-friendly beach where you can truly be yourself without fear of judgment or harassment due to your sexual orientation. Some beaches are secluded and difficult to reach, while others are found right in the heart of popular gay-friendly destinations.
The south part of Miami beach shortened to SoBe started attracting gay sunbather in the late s. There is a lot of speculation about the reasons. Some people say it was the popularity of the Golden Girls among the gay community.