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The Beaches

167 Wineva Ave. | At Queen St. E., Toronto, Ontario M4E 2T5, Canada (The Beaches)
416-694-3702
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Ranked #22 of 310 attractions in Toronto
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Undiscovered by tourists, this quaint neighborhood is home to an academic crowd and contains trendy antique stores and restaurants.
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Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I have lived in the beaches for about 8 years now and absolutely love it. It is definitely one of the best areas of Toronto and so close to downtown, maybe 5-10 minutes driving but close enough to bike or take transit. The actual beach itself is huge and runs quite far. We paddle board here all the time and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

its like a little oasis right in the middle of the concrete jungle. But get there early because finding parking is a bit tough.

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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Vast areas of controlled soft sandy beaches with lifeguard on duty, surrounded by parks can make a good day out there in Toronto. Although the water temperature is low even in a hot summer day, the beaches are definitely worth a visit, and don't forget your suimsuits...

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Toronto
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Gentle breezes off Lake Ontario, mature trees, and level board walk all add up to a wonderful summer stroll. The restaurants along Queen street are not far from the beach and offer a variety of food choices. Excellent choices for brunch here include the original Sunset Grill.

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Calgary, Canada
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96 reviews 96 reviews
18 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went to this area while visiting Toronto and enjoyed the area and the view. We walked on the boardwalk and enjoyed Woodbine beach. Wasn't too busy since it was a breezy day. The issue with this area is the limited quality food places to each lunch. There are no hotels in this area that we saw. The area is... More

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montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We had a lovely picnic in the park and were impressed by the huge sandy beach. The water was cold but looked very clean and people were swimming and doing water sports. We enjoyed strolling along the boardwalk.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Love the Beaches They are kept so clean It is great going there in the summer to paddle in the water or picnic with friends and family.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Came back for a visit recently as a visitor to Toronto. I forgot what a great place to just hang out and live. What can I say that has not been said. Great place to stroll drink eat and people watch. Grab a burger a coffee or just stroll. I missed you and I did not know how much until... More

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kampala, uganda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Its not a great beach. But the boardwalk is huge and great for riders and walkers. The park next to the boardwalk is the best. We headed here after the market with out blanket and Lunch. The place was shady and clean. There are bathroom Facilities which for the most part are clean. If you have the time stop by... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It is a wonderful neighbourhood with multiple eateries and cafeterias. The main attraction is the beach itself which is nice and clean. Bring a book or your dog, try beach volleyball, yoga or just stroll the beach!

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