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: 9 out of 11 swimming beaches are still safe to swim. See the following list for beach status.

Historically, the City of Toronto is awarded 8 Blue Flag beaches, but due to flooding conditions, damage to infrastructure and loss of safe access points, the Blue Flags have not yet been raised this year. Blue Flag status will be possible once lake levels recede.

All 11 Toronto swimming beaches continue to be impacted by high lake levels. Although the City is committed to maintaining high standards for beach and water quality, regular grooming is not currently feasible at all of the zones of the beaches. Wherever possible, grooming continues at all beaches. 

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