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Toronto Beach

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Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Known as "The Beach" or "The Beaches," this eastern...

Known as "The Beach" or "The Beaches," this eastern side of Toronto is a popular tourist spot as it offers a completely different flavor than downtown brings. There are plenty of historic buildings and independent specialty shops, but the main selling point is several kilometers of boardwalk surrounded by a sandy beach.

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Fun family day

The trip to Toronto beach by boat is nice. You also have a nice view from the island of the CN Tower and downtown Toronto. The entire island is a pretty walk with plenty to do... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 July 2015
Kevin P
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Connecticut
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91 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

For me the beach area wasn't that inviting. It has some nice walkways to get a god walk in along the water but it is kind of run down. The beaches were ok but not totally inviting.

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1 Thank wdziurzynski
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

The trip to Toronto beach by boat is nice. You also have a nice view from the island of the CN Tower and downtown Toronto. The entire island is a pretty walk with plenty to do for the kids. The beach itself says that it is bathing suit optional, so although secluded it is not a place for the family.... More 

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New Delhi, India
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

To enjoy the Beach on the lake... go for it... you can also enjoy the beach sports there... Go enjoy the beer and the Sun...

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Thank Tanaya57
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

It's huge beach. For many people. Where you can spend your free time in summer playing volleyball and having fun in the water. I recommend it for people who like to spend time on the beach swimming and having sun bath.

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2 Thank adamolo
Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

The Toronto Beaches located near Queen street East of Woodbine. The area just has a nice feeling. Very casual, eclectic feeling. Funky shops and great restaurants on Queen. The beach is Sandy and has a boardwalk. Nice place to spend an afternoon for both young and old.

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

When driving in this part of Toronto from time to time, I always like to drop by this beach. That is, park in my car & people watch plus enjoy the sites. No matter the time of year that is there is always something to see or going on here. It can be very quiet than another minute you wonder... More 

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Halifax
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

As a former long-time resident of Toronto, the Beach(es) was one of my favourite destinations during the warm weather - as well as Christmas Day. A great 'trip" is to take the Queen streetcar (Neville Loop) from downtown and go almost to the end of the line (check with the operator about where to get off). Then walk any of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

We enjoyed some time at Cherry Beach but it was not ideal for swimming. We much preferred driving a little further east to the beaches for swimming, lounging on beach, beach volleyball and people watching. Our preference is to head to the Island but we do not always have the time to take the ferry over.

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Ontario
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2013

If you want to just chill, relax and walk your dog........... It has a beautiful boardwalk and considerably well maintained and clean considering it can get crowded.

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Toronto, Canada
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81 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

Good place to take family and friends when it is hot and humid. Great views, well kept. Parking could be better but you can find it if you look hard enough.

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Staying in Midtown

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Midtown
Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its most stylish high-rise residences and heritage buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools, jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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