8 places to visit in Toronto this summer if you fancy a beach vacation

Toronto might not be the first place that comes to mind when someone says “beach vacation,” but you can still get a taste of that summer vacation life without leaving the city.

From pool bars to sandy beaches, these spots offer a tropical vibe and are the perfect places to soak up the sun.

Toronto Beach Club

Price: 💸💸💸

Address: 1681, boul. Lakeshore. E., Toronto, Ont.

Why you need to go: If you’re in the mood for a little beach resort getaway, look no further than this restaurant that opened last year. The venue offers views of Lake Ontario and features a wraparound patio filled with lights, greenery, and ocean vibes where you can sip cocktails in the sun.


Chubby’s Jamaican Kitchen

Price: 💸💸

Address: 104 Portland Street, Toronto, Ontario

Why you have to go: Brimming with tropical decor, this restaurant will take you to the Caribbean. You can taste authentic dishes like jerk chicken and even do a rum tasting.


sugar beach

Price: Free

Address: Sugar Beach, Toronto, Ontario

Why you need to go: This perfectly pink park is a dreamy place to soak up the sun and the water views. You can lounge under a pink umbrella and listen to the sound of the waves.


Miss Thing

Price: 💸💸

Address: 1279 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

Why you have to go: Take a trip to Hawaii at this tropical restaurant and bar, where you can sip booze straight from a pineapple.


Big Weird

Price: 💸💸💸

When: Reopening date to come

Address: 15 Saskatchewan Road, Toronto, Ontario

Why you have to go: Sip poolside cocktails and relax in private cabanas at Toronto’s largest indoor and outdoor supper club.


Ward’s Island Beach

Price: $8.70 ferry fee per adult

Address: Ward’s Island Beach, Toronto, ON

Why you need to go: Cruise across the water to an island beach for the perfect summer adventure. You can swim, lie in the sand and explore the island’s many attractions.


Cabana Pool Bar

Price: 💸💸💸

When: Opening date to come

Address: 11 Polson Street, Toronto, Ontario

Why you have to go: Resort vibes, brilliant water views, swimming, cocktails and more await you at this poolside bar, which hosts events all summer long.



Price: 💸💸💸

Address: 627 King Street West, Toronto, ON

Why you need to go: Located 16 stories above the city, this rooftop patio features a pool, cabanas, and 360-degree views. Sip summery cocktails or savor a meal with friends while gazing out over the city.


Before you go, check out our Guide to Responsible Travel to be informed, be safe, be smart, and most importantly, be respectful on your adventure.

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