11 gorgeous beaches you can day trip to from Toronto (PHOTOS)

Jul 18 2016, 9:43 pm

Fact: summer starts in less than a month.

So we’ve gone ahead and lined up all the best beaches near Toronto that you’re going to want to hit up this summer. Sure, we all know about the Toronto Island (if we can ever actually go there again), Cherry Beach, and of course heading north to Wasaga Beach.

But we’re here to tell you about 11 other beaches you can day trip to from Toronto that will blow your mind. All within 1- 4 hours of the city, these beaches will make you wonder where they’ve been all your life.

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So pack up your car, grab your best friend, and get to the beach already.

Sauble Beach

Beaches near Toronto

Sauble Beach/Facebook

11 kms of white sand beaches should get you pretty excited.

Distance from Toronto: 218 km (map)

Sandbanks Beach

Beaches near Toronto

Ron Bulovs/Flickr

Any road trip to Prince Edward County is enough to entice us, but throw in a day at Sandbanks and we’re there before you can say sunburn.

Distance from Toronto: 215 km (map)

Long Point Beach

Beaches near Toronto

Nick Stanley/Flickr

You’re going to want to camp here. Fact.

Distance from Toronto: 183 km (map)

Canatara Beach

Beaches near Toronto

Tourism Sarnia-Lambton/Facebook

You officially have a good reason to visit Sarnia.

Distance from Toronto: 291 km (map)

Grand Bend Beach

Beaches near Toronto


Some of the best sunsets you’ll find in all of Ontario.

Distance from Toronto: 227 km (map)

Port Burwell Beach

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Volleyball nets, picnic benches, and 2.5 kms of sand.

Distance from Toronto: 204 kms (map)

Singing Sands Beach

Beaches near Toronto

Ontario Trails/Facebook

As an added bonus, you can double up your day by going here.

Distance from Toronto: 289 kms (map)

Charleston Lake Beach

Beaches near Toronto

Toronto Recreational Outtripping Outreach Program/Facebook

Yes, that’s a picture of the beach in fall. Go get one in the summer.

Distance from Toronto: 317 km (map)

Cobourg Beach

Beaches near Toronto

Cobourg Tourism/Facebook

If you like you days at the beach to be filled with activities, this is your jam.

Distance from Toronto: 118 km (map)

Port Stanley Beach

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Artless Photos/Flickr

This is a popular one. So much so that Port Stanley tourism recommends you arrive before 11 am if you hope to get a spot.

Distance from Toronto: 220 km (map)

Crystal Beach

Beaches near Toronto

Nick Quaranto/Flickr

The amusement park may have been closed down long ago, but the crystal clear waters will more than suffice.

Distance from Toronto: 152 km (map)
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