By Daily Hive
Fact: Summer is in full swing.
So we’ve gone ahead and lined up all the best beaches near Toronto that you’re going to want to hit up over the coming months.
Sure, we all know about the Toronto Island, 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 one to four hours of the city, these beaches will make you wonder where they’ve been all your life.
So pack up your car, grab your best friend, and get to the beach already.
11 km of white sandy beaches should get you pretty excited.
Distance from Toronto: 218 km (map)
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
You’re going to want to camp here. Fact.
Distance from Toronto: 183 km (map)
You officially have a good reason to visit Sarnia.
Distance from Toronto: 291 km (map)
Grand Bend Beach
Some of the best sunsets you’ll find in all of Ontario. The beach isn’t too bad either.
Distance from Toronto: 227 km (map)
Port Burwell Beach
Volleyball nets, picnic benches, and 2.5 km of sand — pure bliss.
Distance from Toronto: 204 km (map)
Singing Sands Beach
As an added bonus, you can double up your day by going here.
Distance from Toronto: 289 km (map)
Charleston Lake Beach
From fishing and boating to swimming and relaxing on the beach, you can do it all at Charleston Lake Beach.
Distance from Toronto: 317 km (map)
If you like your days at the beach to be filled with activities, this is your jam.
Distance from Toronto: 118 km (map)
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)
The amusement park may have been closed down long ago, but the crystal clear waters will more than suffice.
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