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Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Known as "The Beach" or "The Beaches," this eastern...

Known as "The Beach" or "The Beaches," this eastern side of Toronto is a popular tourist spot as it offers a completely different flavor than downtown brings. There are plenty of historic buildings and independent specialty shops, but the main selling point is several kilometers of boardwalk surrounded by a sandy beach.

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Great beach for the city

Not Copacabana, but a pleasant stretch of rather gritty sand right in the city. A great place for city folk to enjoy a beach and a swim. There are changing facilities along the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Few, very few cities, have a recreational beach practically downtown. And yes we are talking about sand and lake swimming. It is a blue water beach and very clean and swimable in summer. And yes sand for bathing beauties male and female, huge vollyball courts and an almost Olympic above ground pool. What is not to love? Accessible by stretcar... More 

Thank travellingsinclairs
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't beat a nice sunny day stroll down the boardwalk or go up to Queen street and look in the shops. A few really great restaurants here as well for all 3 meals of the day! I love this spot and frequent it a few times every year. I also try to bring out of town guests here as... More 

Thank wasntme58
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Not Copacabana, but a pleasant stretch of rather gritty sand right in the city. A great place for city folk to enjoy a beach and a swim. There are changing facilities along the beach, a board walk and a cycle track. But it would be much better if there were nice places along the beach to sit out and have... More 

Thank What
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

For me the beach area wasn't that inviting. It has some nice walkways to get a god walk in along the water but it is kind of run down. The beaches were ok but not totally inviting.

1 Thank wdziurzynski
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The trip to Toronto beach by boat is nice. You also have a nice view from the island of the CN Tower and downtown Toronto. The entire island is a pretty walk with plenty to do for the kids. The beach itself says that it is bathing suit optional, so although secluded it is not a place for the family.... More 

Thank Kevin P
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

To enjoy the Beach on the lake... go for it... you can also enjoy the beach sports there... Go enjoy the beer and the Sun...

Thank Tanaya57
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It's huge beach. For many people. Where you can spend your free time in summer playing volleyball and having fun in the water. I recommend it for people who like to spend time on the beach swimming and having sun bath.

2 Thank adamolo
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The Toronto Beaches located near Queen street East of Woodbine. The area just has a nice feeling. Very casual, eclectic feeling. Funky shops and great restaurants on Queen. The beach is Sandy and has a boardwalk. Nice place to spend an afternoon for both young and old.

4 Thank fishfarmfamily
Oakville, ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

When driving in this part of Toronto from time to time, I always like to drop by this beach. That is, park in my car & people watch plus enjoy the sites. No matter the time of year that is there is always something to see or going on here. It can be very quiet than another minute you wonder... More 

1 Thank bob55russell
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

As a former long-time resident of Toronto, the Beach(es) was one of my favourite destinations during the warm weather - as well as Christmas Day. A great 'trip" is to take the Queen streetcar (Neville Loop) from downtown and go almost to the end of the line (check with the operator about where to get off). Then walk any of... More 

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