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

Address: 1675 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, ON M4L 3W6, Canada

Phone: (416) 338-4386

Official Website: Ashbridges Bay and Beaches Park

Ashbridges Bay and Beaches Park Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 Star Rating

4 Star Rating it is a very open area to see the sea and sit for a while. since its coastline is very long everybody can find a peaceful spot to joy. There is a pathway for hiking and walking some people also bike, and there is a washroom there that is clean and big enough, I saw some people on a jetski. Since it is very open and wide there are always some gusts that can make the area much cooler than it is, when I visited the place it was at least 6 degrees cooler than the other places in the city
Firooz Amini - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Woodbine beach - The beaches neighborhood is my go to place. I love being there. Very quite, peaceful and clean place. A huge park for dogs is also located there. This is my go to place when I am in search of peace. There are tons of benches and picnic spots as well.
Hinal Shah - a week ago

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5 Star Rating We had a great time at Woodbine Beach in the summer, soaking up the lively vibe. There were plenty of young people around, music playing everywhere, and if you fancied it, you could cool off in Lake Ontario. We gave it a try, but man, was it cold! Despite the noise, the beach is a perfect escape from the hustle of downtown on beautiful days. It's a great spot to unwind and relax.
Ginge - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating Love woodbine Beach, for the board walks. Winter, spring summer is a nice place to be. I liked visiting during work week. When no one is there. Summer a bit to busy for me.
Jnarrs Narrs - 2 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating Woodbine Beach is an absolute gem tucked away in Toronto's east end. With its golden sands stretching along the shores of Lake Ontario, it's the perfect spot to soak up some sun, play beach volleyball, or take a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk. The beach boasts clean facilities, including washrooms and changing areas, making it family-friendly and accessible. Plus, the nearby parks offer ample space for picnics and relaxation. Whether you're looking to unwind solo or enjoy a fun-filled day with friends and family, Woodbine Beach has something for everyone. Definitely a must-visit destination during Toronto's sunny days!
Mehrzad Mehrvarz - a month ago

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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 the #92 Woodbine South bus south on Woodbine Avenue to Ashbridges Bay Loop which is located at 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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