Gay Fort Lauderdale

Gay Fort Lauderdale 2018-07-20T20:43:37+00:00

Gay Fort Lauderdale

The Cabanas Guesthouse offers the best of everything for the gay traveler. We are the only full service gay guesthouse and day spa in Wilton Manors; the hub of all gay activity in Fort Lauderdale. We are within walking distance of Wilton Drive, gay Fort Lauderdales shopping and entertainment strip. It is here you’ll find world famous gay clubs and bars like The Manor’s Complex,Village Pub, Alibi, Bills Filling Station, Rosie’s Bar and Grill, Sidelines Sports Bar and Boom Dance Club. If you are looking to shop, Wilton Drive is lined with boutique-style shops selling everything from specialty candy to swim trunks.

Gay Fort Lauderdale Dining

Dining Off The Drive

Notable Dining Off The Drive

Coffee Houses & Sweets

Gay Fort Lauderdale Bars and Clubs


Shopping On The Drive and in Wilton Manors

Other Shopping Destinations

Health and Fitness Centers & Saunas

Gay Travel & Gay Friendly Travel Websites


Our Nearby Beaches

Fort Lauderdale Gay Beach Get Map

Fort Lauderdale Beach lies along State Route A1A (also known as Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard and Seabreeze Boulevard), and is divided into two main sections: north and south. The south section runs from Sunrise Boulevard to Las Olas and there are a plethora of gay owned and gay friendly businesses located on Sebastian Street.

Although not as popular, the northern beach is just as beautiful, and provides a nice escape from the crowds. This section of the beach begins at Sunrise Boulevard and continues to Oakland Park Boulevard.

Parking: The southern section is infamous for limited and pricey beachside parking. There is free parking on A1A north of Sunrise Boulevard and parking for $3.25 per car for all day parking at Hugh Taylor Birch State Rec Area, located just west of A1A on Sunrise Boulevard. Food: The southern section is lined with restaurants and bars, while the north section does not feature any restaurants or eateries.
Facilities: There are restrooms and private establishments located along the southern section, but no restrooms along the northern section, except for Hugh Taylor Birch State Rec Area (accessible by tunnel from beach).
Lifeguards: There are no lifeguards present along the northern section. Lifeguards are present from 10am to 5pm daily along the southern section.

Haulover Beach Get Map

Although not actually in Fort Lauderdale or Broward County, Haulover Beach is a hotspot for many gays and lesbians. The northern part of the beach is clothing optional. Haulover beach is located just about 1 mile south of North Miami Beach Drive (State Route 826) on Collins Avenue (State Route A1A). Driving time from Fort Lauderdale is approximately 35 minutes.

Parking: There are two large lots located across from the beach on the westside of Collins Avenue. Parking here is $4.00 for cars and motorcycles.
Food: There are usually food vendors on the weekends. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments, however glass bottles and containers are not allowed.
Facilities: There are beachside restrooms, outside showers, lounge chairs and umbrella rentals available for visitors.
Lifeguards: Lifeguards are present from 9am to 5pm daily.
Pets: Pets are not allowed on the beach or within the park on any day of the week.

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Would definitely revisit again. The best clothing optional guesthouse I have ever been too. Staff were first class made me feel very welcome and took a great deal.of time making sure that we were comfortable and relaxed. Breakfast was delicious and the facilities were first class

Steven F.

Facials and Massages are the best

Tony G. and Fred S.

The cabanas is the only place we will stay when in Fort Lauderdale. ALWAYS pleased with everything!!

Mark & Joe

Gazing up at the stars in the pool framed by palm trees while floating weightless, gentle breezes caressing my naked body. Heaven!

Dan N.

Staff were first class made me feel very welcome and took a great deal of time making sure that we were comfortable and relaxed.

Steven F.

I have been coming here for years and, each time, the place just keeps getting more beautiful.


Go above and beyond what you would dare to expect. Beautiful stunning private rooms.
Manicured lush spotlessly clean.

Ismail S.

When people ask where I was staying I always said “The Cabanas. Very quiet. VERY lovely. Two pools. Central to everything.” I’ve even told people back here at home in St. Petersburg about your place.

Craig D.

Everyone is so kind and fun, the place is so clean and lush, we even stayed an extra day.


Exceeds expectations, as always!
I travel a lot and stay in many gay resorts. This is one of the best and I share this fact with friends and clients.

Melvin M.