Muscle Beach 1800 Ocean Front Walk CA 90291, Los Angeles, United States
beach type: sandy (细沙)
attracts: mixed (同志异性恋皆可)
Venice is the gayest beach in California, especially if you like muscle. This is where bodybuilders of all sexual persuasions come to show off and walk up and down the 1.5km boardwalk eyeing one another.
The epicentre of this sensory overload is Muscle Beach, a section two blocks up from Venice Boulevard, where two open-air pens are situated, complete with spectator seats. One is for weightlifters and the other is for gymnasts and acrobats.
Even if you are not into beefcake though, there is an “alternative” counter-culture feel to the shops, bars and restaurants on the beachfront and in the grid of narrow streets emanating from the boardwalk that appeals to gay guys, whatever their preferences. Venice is simply a great place for a stroll. It’s not exactly sleazy, but it’s trashy enough to make a difference.