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Ward's Island Beach

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Ward's Island beach is a Blue Flag Beach for the 2020 season*.

Take the Ward's Island Ferry from the Toronto Ferry Docks at Queens Quay and Bay Street to get to this hidden gem. Ward’s Island Beach was named after a fisherman and his family who settled on Toronto Island in 1830. Ward’s Island Beach is a part of the small residential community on the island. It is far less touristy than the Centre Island park. Ward's Beach is sheltered a bit by the Leslie Split, so its calm water is ideal for swimming. There is usually enough wind here for kites and wind boards, though. Ward's Beach is a treasure trove for beach glass because the current brings the wave-smoothed glass to the shore. Find the ferry and plan your trip at http://www.torontoislandferryfinder.com

*A Blue Flag beach is one that meets strict water quality and safety criteria. These beaches are certified annually as being clean, accessible, eco-friendly, and having great water quality! Swim Drink Fish is the National Operator for Blue Flag in Canada.

For more information, visit www.blueflag.ca

Water Quality

Passes water quality tests 95%+ of the time.
Water quality information provided by Swim Guide with the support of RBC Royal Bank.

Current Weather

25° degrees celsius.
Clear throughout the day.

Blue Flag

This beach has Blue Flag status.
Blue Flag beaches and marinas meet strict criteria. Learn more about Swim Drink Fish Canada's Blue Flag program.

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