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Hanlan's Point

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Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Great quick getaway from the city

Great beach! probably my favourite one for the Toronto area. Forget Cherry Beach. I've been coming to Hanlan's since 2002 and I just love it. It's a quick ride from downtown... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Felix B
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

you can walk from this island to the next by walking or simply take the little train which you have to pay quite reasonable. it is very green spacious and lots of trees, birds, and picnic tables very family oriented and you can spend the whole day here

Thank BudHol
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great beach! probably my favourite one for the Toronto area. Forget Cherry Beach. I've been coming to Hanlan's since 2002 and I just love it. It's a quick ride from downtown Toronto on a nice little ferry and the water is clean too. I always check the Blue Flag certification (a grade given to Ontario beaches) and this beach's e-coli... More 

Thank Felix B
Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Too many people are treating the beach as a place to come and gawk and post to Facebook that they went to a "nude" beach today. I wish there was a way to make it nude mandatory but don't imagine the govt. would ever consider that. It's not so much that I mind people being clothed there, I just mind... More 

Thank RobB4
Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a short commute from downtown - hop on the ferry and then a short walk / bike ride and you'll find yourself at a beautiful beach.. I find the beaches at Hanlan's point more young and active than some of the other Island beaches, it's got a very laid back vibe and lots of people enjoying discreetly some cold... More 

1 Thank rcroz2
Lakewood, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We stopped at this island first. Rented bikes in the city and took the ferry over. There is a nude beach with lots of funny drum circles and people sunbathing, but there are also other parks and beaches in the area. I enjoyed this island because it was so underdeveloped compared to the others. It's just a lovely area to... More 

Thank Lilly S
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Great place to spend the day! Great view of the city, nice beaches, and love to rent a bicycle built for 2 or 4 and tour the island.

Thank colleen1234_11
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Hanlan's point is part of Toronto's islands, accessible by ferry from the Jack Layton ferry terminal at Queen's Quay and Bay Street. It's home to expansive parkland, walking and biking trails, and Toronto's only clothing optional beach. There is also a clothed section nearby. If you're going to get naked, make sure you're in the right area! Same goes for... More 

4 Thank RAWeiss
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

By being clothing optional, the beach attracts people who come just to stare at the ones that are indeed nude. Real nudists do not care about others. It is about being yourself and being comfortable. Unfortunately this concept is lost in a clothing optional beach. We went there a few times years ago when it was still confidential. Now it... More 

4 Thank TorontoFR
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

There is a clothing optional beach which is clean and always has the best sun sets. The beach is gay friendly. One of the best places to watch the sun set or the Toronto International Air Show. In the later summer months you can actually swim in the water and it is refreshing and very clean.

1 Thank Scott M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The beach is split into two halves. One is a clothing optional beach whilst the other is mandatory. There's a nice cafe just behind the beach with a BBQ during the summer months. Personally I prefer Center Island as its a bit busier however if you are after somewhere quiet and out of the way, this is a good place... More 

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