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Hanlan's Point Beach

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Hanlan's Point Beach

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Traveling man wrote a review Sep. 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Walked over to check it out on a warm September afternoon. It looked friendly and a great mix of all kinds of people. Had no bathing suit so off came the clothes. No one cared. Enjoyed walking up and down the beach and enjoying all manner of people including some grandparents bringing the grandkids, who kept their clothes on. Watched a very attractive woman hook up with this young stud. All manner of good times. Water was warm as was the sand. If I did not have to go to a conference would hav3 gone back the next day.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Robert s wrote a review Jun. 2020
Mississauga, Canada5 contributions6 helpful votes
Love this place freedom is great enjoy then sun and waves it's nice to leave the city 20 mins and your at. A great beach has been weathered over the yrs wish they could fix it up or make the whole beach clothing optional so we could spread out great place to watch the air show
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Eriq T wrote a review Mar. 2020
Montreal, Canada6 contributions5 helpful votes
I often prefer Gibralter Point beach, but sometimes I get outvoted or arrive too late, and follow the sun to Hanlan's. If you have a problem with nudity you might not like it there, but the further away you walk from the plastic dividing fence, the less nudity you'll see. Not that everyone in the clothing optional area exercises that option. For some reason, the water at one of the island's beaches might be palpably warmer or wavier than another, on the same day. All Toronto beaches are kid-friendly but there's definitely more boozing and burning at Hanlan's than at other city beaches. Lifeguards are chill but cops sometimes show up to ticket the boozers. If you're with kids and / or uptight about people partying, Ward's is probably the island beach for you. Or just walk further down Hanlan's, it's really long and thins out as you walk toward the city. The ferry is less frequent here, and I've missed the last one more than once. Water taxis were 10$ last summer, and you can take your bike. The only drawbacks for me are the jet ski losers who have to go back and forth as loud as possible 50 times in case the girls on the beach didn't notice them the first 49 times... and the flotilla of motor yachts that moor en masse right near the nude area and blast their crappy generic club beats far enough to be heard in Rochester across the lake. They probably think they're adding to everyone's beach vibe, but I don't go to the beach to feel like I'm lining up outside some lame nightclub.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Eddie wrote a review Dec. 2019
Prenton, United Kingdom2 contributions
we started off going onto the ferry which in hindsight was a bit of a wait and should of got a water taxi to get there faster. Once there i wanted to see the Amusement park but this was closed. I walked about 45 mins and walked right into the clothing optional beach. This was an eye opener to say the least. However no one was bothered that we were walking through with clothes on, there were plenty of people just doing this. Those naked were there because they enjoy it. Next time if i visit there i may try it myself and go in my birthday suit :-)
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Mark S wrote a review Oct. 2019
Atlanta8 contributions1 helpful vote
Hanlan's was my second nude beach experience. My first was in Barcelona. IMO sun bathing and swimming sans a bathing suit is relaxing. The crowd was mixed between males and females, young and old, heterosexual and homosexual, and fully nude, topless, and suited. Personally, if people are going to remain suited they shouldn't be at Hanlan, especially considering that Toronto Islands has multiple beach choices, of which Hanlan is the only nude option. Regardless, I enjoyed my time at Hanlan and I found the water of Lake Ontario warm and comfortable in contrast to the cold of ocean water.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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