8 Beaches Near Toronto And Why You Need To Visit Them

Cool down this summer next to these Toronto beaches.

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You don’t need to book a trip to the Caribbean to enjoy white sand beaches or even to spot some palm trees. There are lovely beaches in Ontario that are just a short drive away from Toronto and they’re definitely worth a visit. So, this summer, pack your beach bags and head to one of these eight incredible beaches.

Port Dover Beach

If you want to feel like you’re in Florida, head to Port Dover beach. The beach has real palm trees straight from Florida, so you’ll be transported to the tropics.

Port Dover beach is located just two hours away from Toronto.

Grand Bend Beach

Grand Bend is definitely a popular beach town. Despite the crowds, it’s worth visiting for its blue waters and tons of nearby restaurants.

Grand Bend is three hours away from Toronto.

Sauble Beach

You don’t need a trip to the Caribbean to see a white sandy beach! There’s one right in Ontario and it’s called Sauble Beach.

The beach has 11 kilometers of beautiful white sandy shores and is located 3 hours north of Toronto,

Wasaga Beach

Located just two hours away from Toronto, Wasaga Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Ontario. The beach town is located on Georgian Bay and offers views of the Niagara Escarpment.

Cobourg Beach

Cobourg Beach is just over an hour away from Toronto. Since it’s so big, it’s a great beach to visit if you want to avoid crowds. There’s also a cool lighthouse and tons of volleyball courts to enjoy.

Long Point Beach

Located 2.5 hours away from Toronto is the beautiful Long Point Provincial Park, complete with its own sandy beach. You can also fish and go boating in the park.

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Sandbanks Beach

The Sandbanks Provincial Park and Sandbanks beach have three beaches that some say are amongst the best in Ontario. Judge for yourself by driving 2.5 hours east of Toronto.

Sugar Beach

Although you can’t swim at Sugar Beach, it’s still a great spot to relax in the sand while enjoying views of Lake Ontario. And there are also those adorable pink umbrellas on the beach that you can snap some Insta-worthy pics with.

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  • Selena Singh-Russell is a freelance writer and former junior editor. She enjoys writing on a variety of topics, including health, travel and entertainment. She has been published on TheRichest, TheThings, Monsters & Critics, and in Chicken Soup for the Soul. When she isn't writing, you can catch her exploring new cities or baking.

Selena Singh-Russell

Selena Singh-Russell is a freelance writer and former junior editor. She enjoys writing on a variety of topics, including health, travel and entertainment. She has been published on TheRichest, TheThings, Monsters & Critics, and in Chicken Soup for the Soul. When she isn't writing, you can catch her exploring new cities or baking.

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