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Hanlan's Point Beach

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Once Great for european sunbathing

Used to be a great place to sun your buns. now overrun by pervs and clothed millennials who will... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2016
Great beach near big city

Just 5 min away from the Toronto Harbour is this great island with a lot of beaches and BBQ places... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Downtown West
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

Used to be a great place to sun your buns. now overrun by pervs and clothed millennials who will take your picture. nothing good ever lasts.

4  Thank JohnnyCFerraro
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Just 5 min away from the Toronto Harbour is this great island with a lot of beaches and BBQ places. A great way to leave the city. Hanlan's point is also the gay beach and a lot of people visit it during the week.

Thank Haarlemduo
Reviewed 20 October 2016

close to the city and easy with the ferry to get to...like getting out of town without leaving city.. i often bike there..

Thank 416GYPSY
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Went for a BBQ in the non nude beach area. The beach was very clean and beautiful. The views of the city were amazing as well, amazing sunset too! A bit of a trip to get there ( water taxi, then lots of walking) however...More

Thank JennieMo
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is the western area of the Toronto Islands. There are a couple of refreshment stands on Hanlan's and there are washrooms, some with a shower, along the paved path that runs along the point. At the end closest to the city is the Island...More

Thank trainfan2000
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Have been going here for some time and always enjoy the mixing and mingling of everyone. I believe that this is one of the nicest beaches (swimsuit or not) in the GTA. It's large, spacious and doesn't require fighting with the moody beach goers that...More

Thank GFGuyUxbridge
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Harlan's Point is on one of the islands in Toronto Harbour. The nude / clothing optional part of the beach is the subject of this review. Easy to get to (Quick ferry from downtown plus 10 minute walk). Sand ok, but a bit gritty. Showers...More

4  Thank Nudeflyer
Reviewed 26 July 2016

you can walk from this island to the next by walking or simply take the little train which you have to pay quite reasonable. it is very green spacious and lots of trees, birds, and picnic tables very family oriented and you can spend the...More

1  Thank BudHol
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great beach! probably my favourite one for the Toronto area. Forget Cherry Beach. I've been coming to Hanlan's since 2002 and I just love it. It's a quick ride from downtown Toronto on a nice little ferry and the water is clean too. I always...More

1  Thank Felix B
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Too many people are treating the beach as a place to come and gawk and post to Facebook that they went to a "nude" beach today. I wish there was a way to make it nude mandatory but don't imagine the govt. would ever consider...More

4  Thank RobB4
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
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Hello, I am planning on going to the Hanlan's point and wanted to find out if it is comfortable for a female to be in nude at the beach as well or is it just mainly men in nude? Thanks!
7 October 2015|
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Response from ChristinaR4 | Reviewed this property |
Both males and females are nude at this beach - all shapes and sizes! I found it to be very liberating. Enjoy!