Ashbridges Bay, Beaches and Woodbine Park

Ashbridges Bay, Beaches and Woodbine Park feature sheltered bays, expansive beaches, a cycling path and a boardwalk along the shore of Lake Ontario

View of Woodbine Beach from Ashbridges Bay Park
View of Woodbine Beach from Ashbridges Bay Park cc licensed photo by wonkanerd

Ashbridges Bay, Beaches and Woodbine Park are together located in a Toronto neighbourhood known as The Beach or Beaches east of downtown on the shore of Lake Ontario. Ashbridges Bay Park features sheltered coves with Marinas on the west and borders Woodbine Beach on the east.

Woodbine Beach is an expansive sandy beach extending an impressive 270 metres back from the water at its widest point. It narrows toward the east, where it joins up with Beaches Park, a sandy strip of beach that lines the lakeshore. Between the 2 beaches, you can enjoy a 2.7 km stretch of sand.

Beaches Boardwalk and the Martin Goodman Trail

A long wooden boardwalk follows the perimeter of Woodbine Beach and extends most of the way along Beaches Park too. Parallel to the boardwalk is the popular Martin Goodman Trail which is popular for cycling, jogging and lakeside strolls. This famous Toronto trail extends for miles beyond the park itself. It even goes all the way to Humber Bay Park on the west side of the city.

Amenities and Activites

This is a very popular summertime locale for both locals and tourists. BBQ meals and refreshments are available at the very popular Boardwalk Bistro, however, expect a line-up in the summer months. The parks include trails, a playground and water park, a boat launch and a marina. Donald D. Summerville Pool complex located on the edge the beach features several outdoor pools for summertime swimming. It is also a popular spot for kite flying. Many species of waterfowl make their home here.

Ashbridges Bay Beach Volleyball

If you enjoy watching beach volleyball, you're in luck. Ontario Volleyball Association Ashbridges Bay Beach Volleyball Leagues play on the beach starting with the Spring Season in May. Events include everything from recreational tournaments to provincial and national championships and even international competitions.

Ashbridges Bay Fireworks

Ashbridges Bay is a premier location for watching fireworks when they are on. Fireworks events are usually held in May on Victoria Day and on July 1st to celebrate Canada Day. These events are great fun, but as you can imagine, they draw large crowds so you'll want to get there early to get a good spot. The fireworks usually begin a little after 9:30 pm.

Access by public transit is easy - just a short bus ride from Woodbine Station on the Bloor-Danforth Line or via Streetcar along Queens Street or King Street in downtown Toronto.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Open Now: No

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Address: 1561 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, ON M4L 3W6, Canada

Official Website: Ashbridges Bay and Beaches Park

Directions

TTC Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Bloor Danforth LineWoodbine Station0 Minutes

How to get to Ashbridges Bay and Beaches Park by TTC Subway

From Woodbine Station take #92 Woodbine South to Lakeshore bus south on Woodbine Avenue to Ashbridges Bay Loop which is located right in the park.

As an alternate to the Subway / Bus combination above, you can also catch the 501 or 502 Streetcar East along Queens Street or the 503 Streetcar East on King Street and get off at Coxwell Avenue or Woodbine Loop. Exit and walk south along Coxwell Ave or Northern Dancer Boulevard into the Beaches.

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Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5

5 Star Rating This is a very nice place to hangout with your family and friends. The free parking space of course is always packed but other than that everything's awesome here.

Gama Seva - 15 days ago

5 Star Rating Great for dog owners/walkers. Beautiful beach, great view, clean facilities. Unleashed dog park with water access year-round. The beach is fenced off and made into an unleashed dog area from November 31-March 31.

Jessica Cordeiro - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating A great outdoor space. Bike paths available for rollarblading and biking. Quiet areas to sit or you can watch volleyball if you are up for it!

Martin Kilpert - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Beautiful during anytime of the year. There is a beach, the board walk, concrete paths and trails to walk on. Great place for the family, to have a picnic or BBQ or some alone time watching the waves. Tim Hortons is close and there is a playground for younger children. Amazing place!!

Laura Thomson - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating An oasis from the bustle of downtown TO. It's a large beach (40-50 min long walk across) with clean sand and occasional art installation. Much of it is leash free, a boon for pet owners such as myself. Best of all, it is much less busy than you'd expect given its proximity to the downtown. Note: washrooms are closed in winter/late fall/early spring. Free parking off season.

Soomin Lee - 1 month ago

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