Lifeguard supervision and beach maintenance are available daily from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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

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. There are a high number of visitors to Toronto’s parks and beaches; keep your litter off the ground.

Beach season is June to September

Beaches are available 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.

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

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Bluffer's Beach

Lifeguard supervision is from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


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

Lifeguard supervision is from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


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

Cherry/Clarke Beach

Lifeguard supervision is from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


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

Gibraltar Point Beach

Lifeguard supervision is from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Take the ferry to get to Centre Island.

Hanlan's Point Beach

Lifeguard supervision is from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


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

Lifeguard supervision is from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


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

Marie Curtis Park East Beach

Lifeguard supervision is from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


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

Rouge Beach

This beach is not supervised.

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

Lifeguard supervision is from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


For a list of all facilities, visit Sunnyside Park.

Ward's Island Beach

Lifeguard supervision is from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Take the ferry to get to Ward’s Island.

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

Woodbine Beach

Lifeguard supervision is from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


This beach has expanded mesh plastic mats reaching all the way to the water’s edge. These mats are located near the southeast side of the Donald. D. Summerville Pool and south of the bike path.

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