After a super long and terrible winter this year, I think we can all more than agree that we deserve some sun this summer. We've spent months on end inside hiding from the harsh winds and snow but now we can finally relax and venture outdoors again!\nIf you like to be ahead of the game you've already started planning your summer day trips, outdoor adventures and weekend getaways for the summer. You should definitely throw a few relaxing beach days in there where you can get your tan on, have a nap in the sand and take a dip in the bright blue waters!\nOntario is full of gorgeous beaches and there's even some right here in the city. These are the best beaches that are max 3 hours away from Toronto so you can get a relaxing beach day without travelling too far.\n17. Kelso Conservation Area\nDistance From Toronto: 1 hour\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Mr.K (@de_nees) on Jun 11, 2017 at 4:10pm PDT\nIf you head just outside the city you'll find a beautiful conservation area that's the perfect place to spend a sunny day outdoors. Kelso Lake is actually a human-made reservoir with a sandy beach that's perfect for a day of lounging and water sports.\n16. Crystal Beach\nDistance From Toronto:\nView this post on Instagram b r i g h t e r t h a n t h e s u n ☀️🏖 📸 : @rochelle.nourse ...and myself . . . . . . . . . #instagood #instagram #photography #15likes #30likes #picoftheday #tbt #girl #love #like4like #likeforlike #tweegram #liking #likes #15likes #instamood #igers #photooftheday #instagood #tbt #nature #lifeisgood #instapic #instadaily #selfie #bestoftheday #followme #follow4follow #followforfollow #f4f A post shared by Tamar Ashman (@ebonitea) on Aug 7, 2019 at 9:28pm PDT\n1 hour, 50 minutes\nThis white sandy beach of Lake Erie is one of the most popular beaches just outside of Toronto. If you're looking for a quiet and peaceful day in the sun, you should probably avoid this spot because it's more of a lively, party beach!\n15. Port Stanley\nDistance From Toronto:\nView this post on Instagram Just doing my fav thang... beachin🌼🌞🌊 A post shared by JAS💛 (@jas_pate) on May 9, 2018 at 1:42pm PDT\n2 hours, 27 minutes\nThis adorable harbour town on Lake Erie is an amazing spot to visit if you're looking for a sunny beach day. There's tons of activities you can take part in in the area, the water is the perfect temperature for swimming and the beach is huge so you won't feel crowded at all!\n14. Sugar Beach\nDistance From Toronto: None!\nView this post on Instagram 🏝⛱ . #summer #sugarbeach #Toronto #couple A post shared by MMMia🧡 (@miachen0924) on Aug 6, 2019 at 6:15pm PDT\nLiving in Toronto you definitely know about the stunning Sugar Beach. With it's adorable pink umbrellas and view of Lake Ontario, you can't find a better beach to relax on inside the city limits.\n13. Balsam Lake\nDistance From Toronto: 1 hour, 52 minutes\nView this post on Instagram Balsam lake #balsam #lake #balsamlake #ontario #canada #scenery #photography #lakephotography #nature #naturephotography #naturalbeauty A post shared by Judy (@judy_art_17071) on May 12, 2018 at 1:41am PDT\nThis stunning beach is located in one of Ontario's most beautiful areas, The Kawarthas. Once you arrive you can lounge on the sandy beach in the peace and quiet and you can even camp in the park area!\n12. Bluffer's Park\nDistance From Toronto:\nView this post on Instagram Is it: Bahamas? Cancún? Miami? Los Roques? Bora Bora? Kauai? Maldivas? Sea Island? Moorea? Bermuda? Santorini? Tasmânia? Believe or not it’s not any of the alternatives before, right answer is: it’s ☑Toronto #Canada #city #view #Toronto #nofilter #sky #Vancouver #blackcat #love #instagood #photooftheday #beautiful #fashion #tbt #happy #cute #me #follow #picoftheday #selfie #instadaily #friends #summer #stiletto #art #fun #repost #smile #naturelovers A post shared by Canadiando com Bruno Felix 🧿 (@canadiandocombrunofelix) on May 15, 2018 at 6:26am PDT\nNone!\nIf you haven't yet been to the Scarborough Bluffs you'll be surprised to know that there's actually multiple beaches there! The water is so turquoise blue you'll feel like you were somehow transported to the shores of the Caribbean!\n11. Sauble Beach\nDistance From Toronto:\n3 hours\nView this post on Instagram Aeonian (adj) - eternal or everlasting A post shared by Lauren Elizabeth (@l.aurencallahan) on Aug 7, 2019 at 6:37am PDT\nIf you're up for a little bit longer drive out of the city you'll be rewarded with one of the best beaches in Ontario, Sauble Beach. Located on Lake Huron near Bruce Peninsula you can enjoy lounging on the massive beach area with tons of fun water activities as well.\n10. Canatara Beach\nDistance From Toronto: 3 hours\nView this post on Instagram Finally...a taste of freshwater😜 mis-sea-ng you💙 #AdventuresOfTinTin #Summer #TravelOntario A post shared by Christine🍁 (@_christineamat) on Aug 7, 2019 at 3:25pm PDT\nDrive west past London, Ontario and you'll eventually reach Sarnia which actually has a gorgeous beach area to enjoy. This scenic park and beach area has some seriously stunning turquoise waters, a petting zoo, a mini train ride and so much more!\n9. Ipperwash Beach\nDistance From Toronto\nView this post on Instagram Peace out 🇨🇦, hello 🇺🇸❤️ A post shared by Holly Sowa (@hollzballz18) on Sep 4, 2017 at 2:27pm PDT\n: 3 hours\nLocated along the Lambton Shores is Ipperwash Beach which is actually one of the longest freshwater beaches in all of Ontario! There's shallow waters that are perfect for swimming, it's way less busy compared to other Ontario beaches and there's tons of restaurants nearby.\n8. Grand Bend\nDistance From Toronto:\nView this post on Instagram Today's the day! Grand Bend Beachfest kicks off from 12 pm until midnight with craft beer, live music, and much more. Tap the link in our bio for more details! #ReachTheBeach #DiscoverON #OntBlueCoast🌊 A post shared by Ontario's Blue Coast (@ontariosbluecoast) on Jun 24, 2017 at 7:18am PDT\n2 hours, 50 minutes\nIf you're from Ontario you definitely know about the beach town of Grand Bend. It's definitely one of the more busy beaches near Toronto because of how popular the area is. But you'll be rewarded with cozy sands, refreshing water and tons of restaurants and snack shops nearby!\n7. Wasaga Beach\nDistance From Toronto:\nView this post on Instagram Beach Beach Mein ! 😉😉 !! . . . . #canada #traveldiaries #instatoronto #instamood #life #hustle #photography #lifestyle #water #sunset #wasagabeach #colors #roadtrip #chilling #picoftheday #subtlehighlights #loner #likeforlikes #likeforfollow #torontodiaries #ontario #20likes #love #nature !! A post shared by Karan Keswani (@beingkarankeswani) on Aug 7, 2019 at 9:02pm PDT\n1 hour, 50 minutes\nThis is another one of Ontario's most busy beaches because it's honestly so beautiful! This beach town is located on Georgian Bay and offers views of the rugged Niagara Escarpment. It's a stunning spot to enjoy a relaxing beach day this summer.\n6. Port Burwell Beach\nDistance From Toronto:\nView this post on Instagram Port Burwell Beach...cloudy days.... . . #longbeachwalks #portburwell #beachdayz #relax #recharge #memories #stressless #tumemanques #asyouwish #goodvibes #longdrives A post shared by Kimberly (@madgirlmoon) on Aug 6, 2019 at 2:05pm PDT\n2 hours, 30 minutes\nThe town of Port Burwell is small but it boasts a stunning beach that's perfect for summertime. It has 2.5 kilometres of sandy beach area, volleyball nets to play a quick game, picnic benches for lunch and so much more!\n5. Marie Curtis Park\nDistance From Toronto: None!\nView this post on Instagram Shirtless man and jet skis. 🌊 #beachlife A post shared by Olga K (@olgakidi) on May 5, 2018 at 3:37pm PDT\nThis is definitely one of the most underrated beaches in the city. If you're looking to avoid the crowds at the popular Toronto beaches this summer, this is a great alternative. It's a pretty short stretch of sand but it's the perfect distance from the rest of the city so it's perfect for a quiet day!\n4. Cobourg Beach\nDistance From Toronto:\nView this post on Instagram There will be no lives saved today A post shared by kenz (@macosmond) on May 15, 2018 at 3:10pm PDT\n1 hour, 19 minutes\nCobourg is a great spot for a beach day because it's not too far a trip from the city! There's a stunning beach, a cool lighthouse to explore, tons of volleyball courts to enjoy and so much more. It's a huge beach area as well so you'll never feel crowded.\n3. Singing Sands Beach\nDistance From Toronto: 4 hours\nView this post on Instagram . . . . . . . . . . . #tobermory #crystalclearwater #lake #cave #sky #green #bluewater #weekendvibes #cliff #rock #friends #funnymemes #canada 🔥😍 A post shared by Georgi Koottumkal (@georgi_koottumkal) on Aug 5, 2019 at 2:14pm PDT\nLocated on Lake Huron is this stunning stretch of beach that is perfect for a relaxing weekend getaway. It's actually located right near the Bruce Peninsula National Park by Tobermory. There's tons of hiking trails to explore, flowers to admire and so much more.\n2. Long Point Beach\nDistance From Toronto:\nView this post on Instagram First ones at the beach! . #longpoint #beach #sand #exploreontario #explore #naturalwater #lake #lakeerie #ilovecamping #beachday #provincialpark #natureontario A post shared by ✨Laura✨ (@explora.with.laura) on May 13, 2018 at 8:14am PDT\n2 hours, 30 minutes\nDrive 2.5 hours out of the city and you'll reach the gorgeous Long Point Provincial Park complete with it's own sandy beach. It sits on the shores of Lake Erie and is the beach is located on a point at the edge of the park.\n1. Sandbanks Beach\nDistance From Toronto:\nView this post on Instagram Just wow! #sandbanks #sunset A post shared by Mireille Vallière (@mireillevalliere) on Aug 6, 2019 at 6:17pm PDT\n2 hours, 20 minutes\nLocated in Sandbanks Provincial Park the Sandbanks Park is full of white sand, sand dunes and calm waters. There's a total of three expansive sandy beaches in this provincial park and is perfect for a peaceful beach day!