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Toronto Beach

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Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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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 bubblesReviewed 9 July 2016
Bruno S
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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

If you can look past the garbage, the dog poop and the large number of off leash dogs it's a nice change of pace when visiting Toronto. If the City or the locals did a little more to maintain it I would definitely give it a much higher rating. Beaches area is a great area to visit or stay at!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

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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Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 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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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 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 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 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 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 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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Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 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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Staying in Midtown

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Midtown
Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its most stylish high-rise residences and heritage buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools, jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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