Things To See & Do

Beaches

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Come enjoy a day at the beach!

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, or go wading or take a dip at one of 11 designated swimming beaches. There's even a clothing optional area at Hanlan's Point on Toronto Island.

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Beaches in Toronto

Beaches Map

Map of Beaches

View the map to locate all the designated swimming beaches along the city's waterfront.

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Waterfowl Management Program

Our Waterfowl Management Program features patrols along the 161 kilometers of waterfront by our on-staff sheepdog handler and trained border collies. The collies herd the geese and chase them into the air and out of the area, keeping our beaches swimmable and our parks safe and clean.

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Blue Flag Beaches

In 2005, Toronto became the first Canadian community to certify its beaches under the international Blue Flag Program. This eco-label is awarded to beaches that meet high standards for water quality, environmental management, environmental education, and safety.

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Environmental Education

The City of Toronto and its partners offer a range of environmental education activities available to visitors and residents along its Blue Flag Beaches. Activities focus on water quality and local ecology. Learn more about what's on offer.

Beach Accessibility

Accessibility

Available for free short-term loans, the City of Toronto has beach wheelchairs at Woodbine and Centre Island Beaches that allow individuals with physical disabilities or mobility challenges to experience our great beaches. More information on accessible beaches.