As of August 8, 2019, most beaches are open for swimming. Some beach access may be affected by high lake levels. Stay in swim zones and find out how to be 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.

  • Beach season is June to September
  • Open beaches are supervised from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Title Description
Bluffer's Beach

Open:

  • the beach is supervised from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • washrooms and other facility buildings are maintained and open to the public

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.

Seasonal TTC bus service will start on May 12, 2019, and continue until fall 2019.

Centre Island Beach

Open:

  • the beach is supervised from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • washrooms and other facility buildings are maintained and open to the public

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 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • washrooms and other facility buildings are maintained and open to the public

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

Gibraltar Point Beach

Open with limited supervised swim zones: 

  • the beach is supervised from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • about half of the beach is affected by water levels.
  • washrooms and other facility buildings may not be open to the public

Take the ferry to get to Centre Island.

Hanlan's Point Beach

Closed due to high water levels and access issues:  

  • the beach is not supervised and not recommended for use
  • washrooms and other facilities may be closed

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 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • washrooms and other facility buildings are maintained and open to the public

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 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • washrooms and other facility buildings are maintained and open to the public

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

Rouge Beach

Closed due to high water levels and access issues:  

  • the beach is not supervised and not recommended for use
  • washrooms and other facilities may be closed

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

Sunnyside Beach

Open:

  • the beach is supervised from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • washrooms and other facility buildings are maintained and open to the public

For a list of all facilities, visit Sunnyside Park.

Ward's Island Beach

Open:

  • the beach is supervised from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • a large section of the beach is affected by high lake levels
  • washrooms and other facility buildings are open to the public

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 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • washrooms and other facility buildings are maintained and open to the public

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.