Psst … Toronto has Beaches!

Toronto may not have the beachfront of Vancouver, but we’ve got plenty of boardwalks and sandy beaches, for kids to dig and build and play.

Ward’s Island beach

Photo via Lake Ontario Waterkeeper

Located on quiet Ward’s Island this beach is a perfect getaway in the summertime. Family friendly, with clean changerooms located closeby.
Ferries to Ward’s Island depart from Ferrydocks at 9 Queens Quay West, Toronto

Woodbine Beach

Woodbine Beach on March 19, 2016. CITYNEWS/Diana Pereira

Stroll along the 3 km long boardwalk, spend some time playing in the playgrounds or take a dip in the water. Woodbine Beach buzzes with activity in the summertime.
1675 Lakeshore Boulevard E, Toronto

Cherry Beach

Located at the foot of Cherry Street, this beach is a charming spot where families can canoe, build sandcastles and take the dog for a run at the fenced off-leash area.
1 Cherry Street, foot of Cherry St, in the Portlands, Toronto

Sunnyside Beach

Photo credit: Deep Fried Goodness

Sunnyside Beach is home to Toronto’s historic Sunnyside bathing pavillion. Visitors can take a dip in the pool or the lake, rent a canoe, take a bike ride or go for a run along the waterfront trail.
1755 Lakeshore Blvd W, Toronto

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