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.

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Chubby’s Jamaican Kitchen

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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lava

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.

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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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