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Hanlan's Point Beach

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Downtown West
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Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Once Great for european sunbathing

Used to be a great place to sun your buns. now overrun by pervs and clothed millennials who will take your picture. nothing good ever lasts.

Reviewed 16 December 2016
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everybody should support the effort to create a nude bathing beach that is not synonymous with the hanlans crowd. Super sketchy nude bathing with people blasting music smoking pot n taking pics right next to you....fully clothed. I enjoy whatever quiet space I can get until they show up then I leave.

Thank budx420
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

Used to be a great place to sun your buns. now overrun by pervs and clothed millennials who will take your picture. nothing good ever lasts.

1 Thank JohnnyCFerraro
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

Just 5 min away from the Toronto Harbour is this great island with a lot of beaches and BBQ places. A great way to leave the city. Hanlan's point is also the gay beach and a lot of people visit it during the week.

Thank Haarlemduo
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

close to the city and easy with the ferry to get to...like getting out of town without leaving city.. i often bike there..

Thank 416GYPSY
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Went for a BBQ in the non nude beach area. The beach was very clean and beautiful. The views of the city were amazing as well, amazing sunset too! A bit of a trip to get there ( water taxi, then lots of walking) however well worth it. Not sure if it is dog friendly however I had my dog... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is the western area of the Toronto Islands. There are a couple of refreshment stands on Hanlan's and there are washrooms, some with a shower, along the paved path that runs along the point. At the end closest to the city is the Island Airport (Billy Bishop Airport) but it is fenced in. You can however get close enough... More 

Thank trainfan2000
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Have been going here for some time and always enjoy the mixing and mingling of everyone. I believe that this is one of the nicest beaches (swimsuit or not) in the GTA. It's large, spacious and doesn't require fighting with the moody beach goers that you sometimes get with other beaches.

Thank GFGuyUxbridge
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Harlan's Point is on one of the islands in Toronto Harbour. The nude / clothing optional part of the beach is the subject of this review. Easy to get to (Quick ferry from downtown plus 10 minute walk). Sand ok, but a bit gritty. Showers and toilets on or near the beach. So far so good. The main let-down is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

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

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

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 

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