Swimming beaches are not supervised by lifeguards at this time. Swimming without lifeguards on duty is not recommended. 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.

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.

Beach season is June to September

When a beach is open:

  • the beach is supervised and maintained from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • 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
Title Description
Bluffer's Beach

Closed. 


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

Closed. 


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

Cherry/Clarke Beach

Closed. 


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

Gibraltar Point Beach

Closed. 


Take the ferry to get to Centre Island.

Hanlan's Point Beach

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

Closed. 


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

Marie Curtis Park East Beach

Closed. 


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

Rouge Beach

Closed. 


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

Sunnyside Beach

Closed. 


For a list of all facilities, visit Sunnyside Park.

Ward's Island Beach

Closed. 


Take the ferry to get to Ward’s Island.

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

Woodbine Beach

Closed. 


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.