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

Currently Closed

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 5Ashbridges Bay Park Star Rating

5 Star Rating One can find a greenery, where they can sit down,have a picnic, and socialize. There is a parking space for cars and areas where it is comfortable for kids to play at and for their parent to monitor them. There is a body of water,which makes Ashbridge even more attractive and tempting to visit. I will recommend everyone to go to this park.

amanuel zewdie - 5 days ago

4 Star Rating Lovely in the summer. Watch the boats in the marina, have a picnic, grab a coffee. Nice green space on the lake. Boaters can launch their boats there too. Just if you park there be careful you don't park in the space reserved for cars/trucks and trailers. (the double spots are reserved for them).

C Hartmann - 7 days ago

5 Star Rating A great escape from the jungle of downtown. No matter if going there for a wintery stroll, to run and exercise or for a midsummer night BBQ, the park has much to offer. The early bird special, sun rises over Lake Ontario can be spectacular.

Joachim Koch - 8 days ago

4 Star Rating Lots of open grass covered spaces. Nice place to go cycling, jogging or walking. Very very busy during summer. Paid parking fills up fast. Public washrooms are available just off the boardwalk. The park has a picnic shelter that can be booked though the city of Toronto parks and Recreation department. TTC stops are along the park and it’s convenient to get here from anywhere on the network. There are a couple of Pizza Pizza concession stands along the boardwalk.

Neil Fernandes - 25 days ago

5 Star Rating We visit this place almost every day; great for walking on the boardwalk; dog watching; picture taking; and soaking up the vibes. Great family destination and perfect place for retirees to walk and enjoy a couple hours. The picturesque view changes daily. Great community.

Glenda Staddon - 25 days ago

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