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Toronto Beach

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Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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Waterfront with park

The Toronto Beaches east of Woodbine are a popular attraction year round but especially in the heat of summer. Swimming and boating, but there is also a good long boardwalk for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Toronto Beaches east of Woodbine are a popular attraction year round but especially in the heat of summer. Swimming and boating, but there is also a good long boardwalk for those who don't like struggling through the sand and gravel. You can also walk on the grass through the park areas just beside the boardwalk. Nice spot to cool... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great spot for power walking in the early morning..a cool breeze off the lake and friendly people .Lots of lovely dogs as well.It is one of my favourite power walking spots when I visit Toronto

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Toronto Beach is a great getaway from the downtown city rush. It is particularly convenient because it is accessible from the Queen Streetcar. You certainly do not expect to find such a large, clean beach with beautiful blue water & clean sand so near a metro area! It is a rare gem.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Very cool beach in a very cool location. We did not swim while we visited, but enjoyed this area a lot. Crazy to be so close to the city because it doesn't feel like you are at all when you visit this beach!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 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 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

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 

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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 

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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.

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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 

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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...

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