As of July 9, 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. Some swimming beaches are Blue Flag 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

Title Description
Bluffer's Beach

Open.

Facilities:

  • parking*
  • washrooms
  • picnic areas
  • volleyball

Visit Bluffer’s Park and Beach for more information.

*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 and mostly unaffected by water levels.

Take the ferry to get to Centre Island

Facilities:

  • concessions/snack bar
  • bike rental
  • showers
  • change room

Visit Centre Island Park for more information.

Cherry/Clarke Beach

Open.

Facilities:

  • Dogs Off-Leash Area
  • parking

Visit Cherry/Clarke Beach Park for more information.

Gibraltar Point Beach

Open with limited supervised swim zonesAbout half of the beach is affected by water levels.

Take the ferry to get to Centre Island.

No facilities

Hanlan's Point Beach

Closed due to high water levels.

The ferry to get to Hanlan’s Point is suspended.

Facilities:

  • clothing-optional area
  • volleyball

Visit Hanlan’s Point Park for more information.

Kew-Balmy Beach

Open.

Facilities:

  • concessions
  • parking

Visit Kew Gardens for more information.

Marie Curtis Park East Beach

Open.

Facilities: Parking

Visit Marie Curtis Park for more information.

Rouge Beach

Closed due to high water levels.

Facilities: none

Visit Rouge Beach Park for more information.

Sunnyside Beach

Open with limited supervised swim zones.

Facilities: Concessions, boardwalk café, change rooms, parking, pool (outdoor), volleyball

Visit Sunnyside Park for more information.

Ward's Island Beach

Open with a large section of beach affected by high water levels.

Take the ferry to get to Ward’s Island.

Facilities: Snack bar

Visit Ward’s Island Park for more information.

Woodbine Beach

Open.

Facilities: Concessions, parking, picnic areas, restaurant, volleyball

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

Visit Woodbine Beach Park for more information.