The temperature is on the rise and dealing with the heat waves in the city can be a bit overwhelming. Here is a list of some beautifully scenic spots in Toronto and around the GTA to hit up this summer to go for a swim and lounge in the sand.  Get your tan on and enjoy these summer days!

1. Bluffers Beach

Scarborough Bluffs Park

The Bluffs in Scarborough is a true beauty in Toronto. After a short hike and look at the gorgeous view from up above, head down to the beach and soak in the sun on a warm day this summer.


2. Kew-Balmy Beach

2075 Queen Street E

A beach downtown means there is no excuse not to visit this lovely little gem in the city. Be sure to take a stroll along the board walk.


3. Coronation Park Beach

1426 Lakeshore Rd W

This serene park and beachfront in Oakville is one of the nicest places to go in the town. This nice spot makes for a peaceful place to have a picnic on the shore with some good friends or a loved one.


4. Gibraltar Point Beach

Lakeshore Ave

Hands down one of the nicest beaches in Toronto, Gibraltar Point Beach is worth the short journey on the ferry out to the Toronto islands. Grab your beach towel and go, go, go!


5. Ward's Island Beach

Ward's Island

The unreal view of the Toronto skyline alone makes this beach a must visit for Torontonians. Enjoy a swim while taking in the beautiful sight as evening falls and the city lights go up.


6. Kelso Beach

5234 Kelso Rd

This cozy waterhole in Milton is a bit of a trek out of the city. But with the hike through the greenery and secluded feeling away from the condensed city, Kelso Beach and Conservation Area is worthy of a visit this summer. Soak up those sunrays!


Photo Cred - Ai Long

7. Hanlan's Point

Lakeshore Ave

Another cool beach to take the ferry out to the islands of Toronto. Hanlan's Point is well-known by many young Torontonians as the 'beach with all the naked people'. And yes, it's true. Hanlan's is a nudist optional beach. If you are looking for an interesting, semi-Euro experience without having to pay thousands for a flight, Hanlan's will not let you down. Enjoy a nice swim in the waters of Lake Ontario.

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