June 6, 2018
Popular Beaches in Toronto
Want to head to the beach but don’t feel like driving out of the city? Look no further because Toronto has it all. We are so lucky to be located right on Lake Ontario as it provides our city with many beaches to choose from. We are all well aware that Lake Ontario is no ocean but it sure acts like one with the amount of beach front that we are able to use. Keep in mind that these beaches are solely located in Toronto – you can explore more of Lake Ontario in many other cities and parks!
Check out the list below for some popular Toronto beaches:
Wards Island Beach: Take the ferry out to Ward’s Island and enjoy a day in the sun. This beach can get crowded on weekends but it is usually quiet during weekdays so that you can enjoy the entire beach to yourself. You can even walk along the boardwalk to Centre Island if you want more of an adventure.
Sunnyside Beach: Visit for the boardwalk and waterfront trail. Many people bike, walk or roller skate over to the beach and stay for the whole day. There is also a pool if you don’t feel like swimming in the lake!
Woodbine Beach: This beach is the largest and one of the most popular beaches in all of Toronto. Located in the East end of Toronto, this beach is usually the most popular during celebrations like Victoria Day and Canada Day but is also nice to enjoy on a weekday or weekend. This beach has a whole stretch of volleyball courts for competitive and leisure play.
Scarborough Bluffs Beach: Scarborough is still a part of Toronto in some eyes; therefore it makes the list! This beach is all around beautiful, with hanging cliffs and turquoise waters, this park is perfect for tanning, swimming, relaxing and adventure!
Sugar Beach: Sugar beach is located right downtown Toronto. It is a man-made beach and even though it has no access to the water for swimming purposes, there are many lawn chairs and large umbrellas to keep you satisfied. Enjoy the view of the lake while relaxing under the shade or sun. Your choice!
Bluffer’s Park Beach: Bluffer’s Beach is quite small but views here are not like ones that you will find in the city. You will be surrounded by the greenery of the escarpment towering overhead. No need to head back to civilization when you get hungry because there is a full service restaurant and bar located on the beach!
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