We all know a friend who would totally live day by day in their bathing suit if they could. In Ontario, there are several fun places that are perfect for living out that odd fantasy, from bustling beaches to posh rooftop pools.
If you've got the confidence to strut your stuff half naked, here are some great places in the province where you can do exactly that:
Aquario Beach Club
Aquario Beach Club is the newest sunny party spot in the GTA. It comes complete with cabana booths, a pool, hot tubs, full-service kitchen and bar, a volleyball court and a DJ booth. It's the perfect place for those seeking a mix of luxury and pleasure.
Cabana Pool Bar
Cabana Pool Bar is a summer staple in Toronto. The luxurious outdoor space comes complete with a large pool surrounded by lounge chairs and private cabanas. Guests are treated to lively music, upscale eats and great drinks.
The Elora Quarry is one of the most popular swimming holes in the province. A sandy beach leads to calm turquoise waters that are enclosed by forested limestone cliffs stretching 40 feet high.
Main Beach is one of only 26 beaches in Canada to have earned official Blue Flag status for its commitment to water quality and safety. It's a great place to go to if you're looking to soak up some rays on the sand or get active with water sports and volleyball.
Millcroft Inn & Spa
The Millcroft Inn & Spa is an award-winning facility that's perfect for getting some rest and relaxation. For just $70, you can get full-day access to the spa's outdoor hot springs, pools, steam rooms, traditional Finnish sauna, fitness centre and cafe.
Port Dover Beach
Port Dover Beach has real palm trees lining its shore. Aside from the fun activities you can try on the beach, there are also cool shops, restaurants and patios available nearby.
Saugeen Springs is an R.V. park and campground that is situated right beside a lazy river. Slow-moving currents make this spot a prime tubing destination that sees hundreds of visitors every year.
Scandinave Spa is a tranquil outdoor facility nestled in the thick of the forest in the Blue Mountains. It features hot springs, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms, waterfalls and several relaxation areas where you can be entirely in your swim suit.
The Thompson Hotel has a rooftop infinity pool that offers one of the best views of the Toronto skyline. The lounge area is complete with a bar, cabanas, and lots of seating.