A lifeguard station at the edge of a beach, where people are playing in the sun

Many of Toronto’s waterfront parks have sand or cobble beaches for you to enjoy. Soak up the lakeside atmosphere, come for a picnic or some beach volleyball!

Swimming Beaches

Important: Due to the continuing high lake levels, all 11 Toronto beaches have large sections that are underwater, including the three closed beaches on Toronto Island Park. As of June 3, Toronto Police Services will begin lifeguarding some mainland beaches, where possible. Staff will continue to monitor the situation and will continually increase lifeguard levels as beach conditions require it. Public Health will begin posting beach water quality test results on June 6. Beach grooming and cleaning will start when the water recedes and where grooming equipment can access the beaches.

These beaches are perfect for taking a swim during the hot summer! Some swimming beaches are Blue Flag beaches. The Blue Flag is flown at beaches that that meet high standards for water quality, environmental management, environmental education, and safety.

Beach season: First week of June to Labour Day
Open beaches are supervised: 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.