1. Centre Island Beach
Families flock to Centre Island Beach on the eastern shores of Toronto Island. Facing Lake Ontario, the area is accessible by ferry or water taxi. Despite being only fifteen minutes from downtown Toronto, you’ll feel like you’ve left town once you hit the sandy shores and clear blue water crashing against the shore (worry not, a rock breakwater is in place to keep kids safe). The Blue Flag beach is also home to a pier and offers lockers and changing rooms. The best part of it all? The Centreville Theme Park is close by.