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

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

Phone: (416) 392-2489

Official Website: Ashbridges Bay and Beaches Park

Directions

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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 Nice boardwalk across from a beach. There are plenty of volleyball nets set up during the summer (although you may have to bring your own nets as there are leagues happening there as well). There is a wooded section for picnics and barbeques. Paid parking is available on site as well.

Peter Lee - 11 days ago

4 Star Rating Ashbridges bay is such a great area to be in the summer months. Whether your playing walking, running, biking or skateboarding the boardwalk area is a great spot to travel along. They always have volleyball league's through the summer months as well if you enjoy playing once a week.

Tyler Sarry - 20 days ago

5 Star Rating Real quite place to enjoy with the family.Parking is a breeze with plenty of space. Green location as you can see in the photos. Washroom are available on location and this spot is really beautiful.I mean it's idle for spending quality time here with your family.

Nigel Peters - 20 days ago

4 Star Rating Nice park, first time going was Victoria Day. It was indeed at night but a very beautiful peaceful CLEAN park. And also had great fireworks. Good memories were made here

Jade Barria - 21 days ago

4 Star Rating A fun area to go for a stroll along the boardwalk. Has kids playground, tennis courts, volleyball area and cycling path. From November 1 to March 31you can have your dog off leash. There are a few parking spots. But mainly street parking. If taking Toronto transit it is bus # 92 south from Woodbine subway station.

Andrew Williams - 2 months ago

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