Beaches are open for the 2021 season. Learn how to stay safe on the beach.

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!

Swimming Beaches

These beaches are perfect for taking a swim during the hot summer. The Blue Flag is flown at beaches that meet high standards for water quality, environmental management, environmental education, and safety. Check beach water quality, stay in swim zones and find out how to be safe on the beach.

Before going to a beach, users must do the Ontario Ministry of Health self-assessment for COVID-19 and if they do not pass the assessment, they should not use the beach. Learn more about using park and recreation facilities during COVID-19.

Bylaws and Fines

Physical Distancing

People must practise physical distancing and avoid crowding when at a beach or park. Under the City’s physical distancing bylaw, any two people who

  • are in a park, beach or public square and
  • don’t live together and
  • fail to keep two metres of distance between them

can receive a $1,000 ticket.

Provincial orders restricting gatherings of more than 10 people who are not members of the same household are in effect. People should adhere to Toronto Public Health’s advice to limit contact with people you don’t live with and keep a distance of a least two metres apart.

Litter

There are a high number of visitors to Toronto’s parks and beaches. Keep your litter off the ground. Please dispose of waste in bins, or take it home with you. Report hazardous debris/garbage to 311 for clean-up.

Residents are reminded that bonfires, the consumption of alcohol and littering are not permitted in parks, beaches or public spaces. Enforcement officers will issue tickets related to the consumption of alcohol and bonfires, with fines of up to $300.

Those found littering will face fines up to $500.

Beach season is June to September

Beaches are open year-round for public use, but lifeguard supervision does not begin until June. Swimming at beaches should only occur when a lifeguard is on duty and is only permitted in the designated swimming areas.

When a beach is open:

  • the beach is supervised and maintained from
    • 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (until mid-August)
    • 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (mid-August to Labour Day)
  • washrooms and other facilities are open

When a beach is closed:

  • the beach is not supervised or maintained
  • washrooms and other facilities may be closed

Swimming without the supervision of a lifeguard or outside designated swim areas is not recommended.

Title Description
Bluffer's Beach

Open. The beach is supervised and maintained from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Washrooms and other facilities are open.


Parking is available*. For a list of all facilities, visit Bluffer’s Park and Beach.

*Parking lots fill up very quickly on weekends! When the lots are full, visitors must walk into the park along Brimley Road from Barkclene Hills Road.

Centre Island Beach

Open. The beach is supervised and maintained from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Washrooms and other facilities are open.


Take the ferry to get to Centre Island. For a list of all facilities, visit Centre Island Park.

Cherry/Clarke Beach

Open. The beach is supervised and maintained from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Washrooms and other facilities are open.


Parking is available. For a list of all facilities, visit Cherry/Clarke Beach Park.

Gibraltar Point Beach

Open. The beach is supervised and maintained from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Washrooms and other facilities are open.


Take the ferry to get to Centre Island.

Hanlan's Point Beach

Open. The beach is supervised and maintained from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Washrooms and other facilities are open.


Take the ferry to get to Hanlan’s Point.

This beach is clothing-optional. For a list of all facilities, visit Hanlan’s Point Park.

Kew-Balmy Beach

Open. The beach is supervised and maintained from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Washrooms and other facilities are open.


Parking is available in Balmy Beach Park. For a list of all facilities, visit Kew Gardens.

Marie Curtis Park East Beach

Open. The beach is supervised and maintained from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Washrooms and other facilities are open.


Parking is available. For a list of all facilities, visit Marie Curtis Park.

Rouge Beach

Closed. 

Parks Canada and the City of Toronto are working in partnership to restore a supervised swim program with lifeguards at Rouge Beach, although further site remediation work is required before a reopening date can be confirmed. Check Parks Canada’s website for the most up-to-date information.

Swimming at Rouge Beach is currently not recommended until lifeguard services can be restored.


For a list of all facilities, visit Rouge Beach Park.

Sunnyside Beach

Open. The beach is supervised and maintained from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Washrooms and other facilities are open.


For a list of all facilities, visit Sunnyside Park.

Ward's Island Beach

Open. The beach is supervised and maintained from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Washrooms and other facilities are open.


Take the ferry to get to Ward’s Island.

For a list of all facilities, visit Ward’s Island Park.

Woodbine Beach

Open. The beach is supervised and maintained from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Washrooms and other facilities are open.


Accessibility: A beach wheelchair can be rented for free by calling 311 and picked-up at the Donald D. Summerville Outdoor Pool. Note: Due to large, smooth tires, wheelchairs can’t be pushed manually and require a support person.

This beach has expanded mesh plastic mats reaching all the way to the water’s edge

For a list of all facilities, visit Woodbine Beach Park.