Top 5 Beaches in and around Toronto and the GTA

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Nothing gets you more into Summer than a trip to the beach! But did you know that you don’t have to board a plane to experience some great sandy beaches and fresh clear water right here in Toronto? I’ve scoured the GTA and found these top spots to visit when the sun is bright, the temperature is warm, and all you want to do is wiggle your toes in the sand. Get out and enjoy these local beaches! Just remember to bring plenty of water, snacks and sunscreen.

Toronto Island Beaches Hanlan’s Point Beach – Centre Island Beach – Ward’s Island Beach – Gibraltar Point Beach. Enter another world as you take the ferry across the lake! Created by drifting sand bars, the Islands’ beaches are supervised, with wading pools a walk away.

Cherry Beach 33 Villiers, Toronto ON M5A1A9 Located just west of the downtown Toronto core. Activities include: swimming, parasailing, hiking.

Bluffers Park, Toronto East Bluffers Park has a day use park including a sandy beach, picnic areas, walks, lookouts, a double launching ramp, and visitors dockage.

Woodbine Beaches Large sandy beach including playground for young children. Lifeguarded. Woodbine Beach is located at the bottom of Woodbine Avenue in the beaches neighborhood of Toronto.

Wasaga Beach No Top Beach list would be complete without mentioning Wasaga. Wasaga Beach is hailed as one of the premier tourist destinations in Ontario with 14 kilometres of white sand beach, swim in warm, clean waters and enjoy the panoramic mountain views across the bay. Other amenities include: recreation trails for hiking and cycling.

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