Toronto beaches have opened up and the crowds are back with them! Grab your summer read and a beach buddy and head off to one of these secret beaches in Toronto. Finding a quiet spot to soak up the sun while avoiding the crowds isn't always easy, so we made a list of the best serene spots in the GTA. 

With much of Ontario heading into Phase 3, and Toronto due to follow suit soon, many are seeking quiet places to avoid coming in close contact with others. Bars and restaurants may make it hard to maintain 2 meters distance — but beaches do not! There are a ton of spots located here in the GTA that allow you to socially distance while catching some rays.

Whether you’re looking for scenic views, dog-friendly locales, or your newest summer hang-out spot, we’ve got you covered. 

Marie Curtis Park Beach

Address: 2 Forty Second St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Marie Curtis is one of Toronto’s lesser known beaches, just west of Etobicoke Beach, located in a lush park. It is a dog-friendly beach and offers a wading pool if you just want to dip your toes!


Rouge Beach

Address: 95 Rouge Hills Dr., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: A great spot for nature walks or fishing, Rouge Beach is the perfect day-trip for anyone looking to spend some time in the sun while avoiding the crowds.

Colonel Samuel Smith Beach

Address: 3145 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This beach offers stunning views and frequent wildlife sightings. Not to mention, a figure-8-style skating trail right next to it!

Gibraltar Point Beach

Address: 443 Lakeshore Ave., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This location speaks for itself! Go enjoy stunning views of one of Toronto’s only lighthouses. Bonus points if you encounter the spirit rumoured to live in the lighthouse.