Hanlan's Point | Great Lakes Guide
  • Beach
    Hanlan's Point
    • 3 Recommendations

Hanlan’s Point is located on what is now Toronto Islands. This chain of islands used to be a peninsula connected to the mainland. Hanlan’s Point has long-served as a recreation spot for Torontonians. At one point it was home to an amusement park and baseball stadium where Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run (into Lake Ontario). Once you take the Hanlan's ferry from downtown Toronto, a short walk will get you to the beach – keep to the well marked trails to protect the native flora and fauna. If you’re looking to get rid of your pesky tanlines, Hanlan’s Point is the place to go: it’s one of the only two official “clothes optional” beaches in all of Canada (the other is far away in BC). Feeling shy? Don’t worry, there’s a clothed area as well.

Hanlan's Point is a Blue Flag beach. The Blue Flag is awarded to beaches and marinas that meet strict standards for water quality, environmental management and education, safety and services.

Find the ferry and plan your trip at http://www.torontoislandferryfinder.com



  • Weather
  • Current temperature
  • 15°
    Feels like 15°
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

    • Humidity

    • 78%
    • Precipitation

    • 0%
    • Precip. type

    • None
    • UV Index

    • 2
    • Visibility

    • 16.1km
    • Sunrise

    • 5:37 AM
    • Sunset

    • 9:02 PM
    • Wind gust

    • 8.1kph
    • Wind speed

    • 5kph
    • Wind direction

    • Northeast

    • Today

    • 19°
    • 13°
    • Tuesday

    • 20°
    • 15°
    • Wednesday

    • 21°
    • 15°
    • Thursday

    • 18°
    • 16°
    • Friday

    • 21°
    • 15°
    • Saturday

    • 21°
    • 16°
    • Sunday

    • 20°
    • 16°

    • This beach has Blue Flag status 

But when we went in the winter time, it was so beautiful like all the snow and just the waves, it was absolutely stunning.



Lake Ontario, ON
Leah Lem
Toronto