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Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Nudey toody

This beach is a little walk from the ferry drop off. The swimming is mediocre: the sand in the water is pebbly and the water is not crystal clear. The people are friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2014
Blueambergris
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New York City, New York
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Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Hanlan's point in general is a great section of the island. It has tennis courts and picnic grounds, but the beach... well, it's suppose to be a clothing optional beach. The term is used because it's a public beach and thus, the city can't say "nude" is mandatory. Given this and it's easy access, it unfortunately sees too many people... More 

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I LOVE Hanlan's Point so much I started my business renting beach chairs and umbrella's 13 years ago. I love my office :-) I love the eclectic mixture of people and the fact people who go there are generally happy...as it's the one place they WANT to be..away from the worries and complexities of life. I love the fact people... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

quite dirty, what a difference after the central island; turns out most visitors are those "pride" people whose bihaviour we found unacceptable do not go there unless you belong to that "proud" community

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I am only basing this on weekend visits. I've heard it is quieter here on weekdays. There are not a lot of choices if you want spend a day at a beach that you can take a subway to, so I've been here a few times with friends. The park is nice, with a food stand where you can get... More 

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I ordered an umbrella for my girlfriends and I around 1:30 when we first arrived at the gorgeous nude beach. The 2 young guys took our order, but then completely denied us service. They ignored us, gave us the "runaround" so to speak, kept saying there were still people in front of us, we were frustrated but being patient since... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

This beach is a little walk from the ferry drop off. The swimming is mediocre: the sand in the water is pebbly and the water is not crystal clear. The people are friendly and mostly nude. They are respectful and relaxed. There is nothing skeevy or disquieting about their nakedness and after a time even non experienced nudists may feel... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This had been my first time at this beach. When in Rome, do as the Romans do and all that so of course I "opted" out of my clothes like 90% of the people there that day. This was a great beach to visit, it was packed yet very quiet and respectful. No football tossing jocks strutting their prowess, no... More 

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Lincoln
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201 reviews 201 reviews
104 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I walked from Centre Island to Hanlan's Point via the Lighthouse and Trout Pond - nice seats at the latter. To be honest it isn't the most scenic walk on the island but very pleasant and most people are attracted if that is the right word by the 'clothing optional' beach here. An average kind of beach but I didn't... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
495 reviews 495 reviews
194 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Exploring the islands this weekend we walk west towards Hanlan's island to check out the historic Gibraltar point lighthouse. During Doors Open, you are allows to climb to the top of the historic structure (which is rumoured to be haunted). Once we saw the lighthouse, we checked out the ArtSpace at Gibraltar Point. This communal art community houses artist of... More 

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London, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I have been coming to this beach since the summer of 2003 and always try to make it AT LEAST once a year. What more can I say except that it is simply the best?!!!

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