Many of Toronto’s waterfront parks have sand or cobble beaches for you to enjoy. Soak up the lakeside atmosphere, come for a picnic or some beach volleyball, or go wading or take a dip at one of 11 designated swimming beaches. There's even a clothing optional area at Hanlan's Point on Toronto Island.
In 2005, Toronto became the first Canadian community to certyify its beaches under the international Blue Flag program. This eco-label is awarded to beaches that meet high standards for water quality, environmental mangement, environmental education, and safety and services.
View the map to locate all the designated swimming beaches along the city's waterfront.
Two beach wheelchairs are now available at Woodbine Beach, Kew-Balmy Beach and Centre Island during the summer season. To reserve the beach wheelchair from the Centre Island First Aid station, please call 392-8501. You can reserve the beach wheelchair at Woodbine Beach by calling 392-7688 and it is available at Donald D. Summerville Outdoor Pool.
Learn how Toronto Public Health monitors water quality at our City's beaches and check daily swimming conditions for all the beaches at 416-392-7161.