Nobody can tell how sweaty you are if you’re in the water. That’s our summer motto, and we’re soaking up the sun at the best beaches in Toronto to live by it. Want to join? Grab your swimmies and your arm floaties (is that just us?) and let’s take a dip!
This mega-popular beach has three kilometres of sand for you to post up on. Also, you can play around on the volleyball courts, dip into the swimming pool if you’re a lake nonbeliever, or skin your knees at the skate park. Just soak that scab right in the lake, that’s healthy.
Where: 1675 Lake Shore Blvd E
We’re not bluffing, the views here are gorgeous. We’re here with our humour all week, friends! Situated under the Scarborough Bluffs, this beach has an unbeatable view and tons of nearby hiking spots.
Where: 1 Brimley Rd S
You’d probably know those pink umbrellas anywhere. The combo of white sand and cute pink aesthetic make this the ideal beach day paradise. Unless you really hate pink, then keep reading. Pink hater. You can’t swim here but you can bask all day in those whimsical urban vibes! There is a splash pond if you get too warm, though. The toddlers will share.
Where: 25 Dockside Dr
Free the nipple at Toronto’s only nude beach! Let the sun shine where the sun don’t shine and enjoy all the benefits of totally even tan lines.
Where: Lakeshore Ave
While not red, this beach is golden if you’re looking to fish. Was that funny? Who knows. Either way, you’re welcome to explore the wetlands or try to catch a swimmer here. The fish kind, please leave the actual swimmers alone.
Where: 195 Rouge Hills Dr
Chill on Centre Island and take advantage of the nearby concession and change rooms. No awkward towel changes here, folks! The island’s got great skyline views if you need to avert your eyes from a Speedo.
Where: Just off the ferry (terminal at 9 Queen’s Quay W)
If you’re okay with a bit more of a rough landscape, this is a favourite beach for weekends. It’s also a perfect spot to try your hand at falling off a windsurfing board. We’d call it windsurfing, but we’re not really there yet.
Where: intersection of Unwin Ave & Regatta Rd
Expect this place to be poppin’ on nice days with buskers, concession, and scantily-clad folk. The proximity to Queen East makes it easy to grab lunch after getting nice and pruny.
Where: Lee Ave & Silver Birch Ave
So, which of the best beaches in Toronto will you be spending your next day off at? Can we lay on your towel?