The Beaches of Toronto

The Beaches of Toronto

July 2014

Samantha L.

Looking for a weekend escape filled with blue waters and stretches of sand? You won’t need to look far to find some of the best beaches in Ontario – get the escape you need without spending hours driving from the city with these amazing beaches of Toronto!


Sugar Beach


Complete with two acres of sand, this Toronto hot spot is the world’s first intentional industrial beach located just south of Toronto’s busy streets. Although the water isn’t worthy of a swim, the sand is perfectly fine-grained and the beach allows for an amazing view of both the city and the harbor. Love music? Check out the Sugar Beach concert series through the Edge radio station.


Bluffer’s Park

Bluffers Park

Located outside of the hectic city, this beach can be considered one of the nicest in the entire GTA. Protected by the Scarborough Bluffs at the bottom of Brimely Road’s steep hill, the water is endlessly blue and the sand is well-kept. Bluffer’s Park has beautiful hiking trails for those who would rather venture off the beach!


Woodbine Beach


For sports-enthusiasts, this is the spot for you – with an Olympic size swimming pool available and numerous beach volleyball courts set up. Although this spot can get fairly busy in the summer, it is worth the visit. With Kew and Balmy beaches close by, it is easy to pick a new tanning spot without the crowds!


Cherry Beach

Cherry Beach

This rustic spot tends to attract a more laid-back crowd – it is usually less populated than the other beaches of the city. The waves allow for kite-boarding and surfboarding, while spectators can start their beach barbecues. Its secluded nature tends to bring about the city’s lovers as this spot has become one of the best ‘makeout’ spots outside the city!


The beaches of Toronto bring a little something for everyone – whether you crave a stretch of sand to tan on or prefer to sweat it out on the volleyball courts, make sure to check out these great beaches this summer!