BEECHGROVE (Scarborough)Officially called East Point ParkAt the most eastern edge of the Scarborough bluffs is a beach known as Beechgrove beach, because it is at the south end of Beechgrove Dr. It is accessible by either car or TTC.
By TTC: Open TTC regional map Your choices are 54A or 86D
By car: Take Highway 401 to Morningside Ave. south; turn left on Lawrence Ave; a couple of KMs along is Beechgrove Dr., turn right.Beechgrove Dr. has a bend to the left at Coronation Dr., and then a bend to the right. The road will end at a parking lot.
Take the wider of the two paths down to the lake. At the end of the path there is a large culvert, proceed to the right side. Please step carefully down the rocks!
You are now on the beach!! Keep walking west. Around the first point it is considered safe to remove your clothes, but almost everyone waits until they are well west of the point.This is a long beach and the entire length is considered un-officially clothing optional. Never walk on the sand in your bare feet. This is a party beach in the evenings and there is hidden glass and other things that can cut your feet. P.S. Your FCN webmaster uses this beach frequently.
HANLAN'S BEACH (TORONTO ISLAND)As of May 1999, the southern portion of Hanlan's Beach has been officially designated as clothing-optional by the City of Toronto. It is now maintained by the City of Toronto's Park's department Lifeguards and other facilities are provided. Please note that only the designated beach section is clothing-optional. Clothes must be worn in all other areas.
Take the Hanlan ferry across to Hanlan's Point from the ferry terminal at the foot of Bay Street. (Click here for the ferry schedule) Walk along the paved path past the airport continue until you are at the beach. (about 5-10 minutes) Once on the beach, walk away from the airport (south) until you get to the fenced section that designates the clothing-optional section. If in doubts, look for the signs that identify the clothing-optional area.
Special thanks are extended to TNT!MEN and Hanlan's Beach Naturists for their incredibly hard work in convincing city council to designate this beach as clothing-optional.
JOHN E. PEARCE PROVINCIAL PARK (Near Wallacetown)From Highway 401, turn south at Elgin County Road 8, drive through Dutton and Wallacetown and you will see the sign pointing you to the park; parking is free. Go down the cliff and walk northeast for about 0.8 kilometres. Sun- bathers can use the patches of sand and pebbles to lie on.
LAKE CONGO (Near MacTier)Take Highway 400 north from Toronto to Highway 69, then continue as far as MacTier. Turn left in MacTier and go 18 kilometres from Highway 69 down the back roads. Once you have gone through MacTier, continue 6.5 kilometres to Healey Lake Road and turn left and go 12.5 kilometres. After passing a Shell marina, the pavement ends. Continue on the unpaved portion for four kilometres. Park on the right side of the road in the small turnout. If you go too far, you will see water on your right; go back. Unlatch your canoe or grab your tent and head for the wooded area.
MACRAE LAKE - 2 hours north of Toronto just off highway 69If you are into nature in its fullest, have the availability of a canoe, you can have a wonderful time. I suggest camping for a couple of days. There is no fee as this is still public land. Take HWY 400 north towards Sudbury (you'll never get there!) which eventually turns into HWY 69. Go for about 20 to 30 minutes or about 35 - 40 Km. Eventually you will come to a service station on the right side and then a sign which says "Georgian Bay Rd." turn left there. Once on the road, make another immediate turn right into the parking lot. You have 2 choices to park; one is on top where you are or the other is to take the road to the bottom. Make this decision based on the road condition. From the lower parking lot, there is a path into the woods which is about a 5 minute walk. This is where you launch from. Once in the water canoe until you see a water way off to your left and take it. It may appear shallow, but we all go through. Once through you should see some rocks with a gentle incline to your left. Canoe to them. You have to portage over these. It is about 10 minutes and somewhat challenging for a novice. It is also great swimming at these rocks or soaking in the falls area for a while. Once over the rocks you will see a river that takes you out to the lake. Once on the lake there are many camp sites along the shore and a couple on the islands. Take your clothes off and enjoy. This has been a great nude outing for many years as it is inaccessible by motor boat. Many go at least topless if not entirely nude when canoeing and swimming. There is lots of space for everyone. Weekends are busy though so arrive early.
POINT PELEE NATIONAL PARK (Near Leamington)Note: June 2002 report - All beaches now regularly patroled by RCMP who require 'proper' attire.From Highway 401, exit onto Highway 77 southbound towards Leamington. Beyond Leamington, look for the Point Pelee signs. Park by the nature centre (as far south as you can drive) and get a map. Walk on the path to the east shore, then two kilometres north to Red Head Pond.
PORT BURWELL PROVINCIAL PARK (Lake Erie)The Park offers camping as well as day-use facilities. The sandy beach extends for some three kilometres. The popular, accessible, crowded spot is on the east end near the breakwater. If you walk westwards from Parking lot 5, traffic diminishes rapidly. It will take about 15 minutes of beautiful beach walking to reach the park boundary. Go past the park boundary before you disrobe. Beyond the western boundary of the park the beach is on private land and thus not subject to park rules. Nude activities there are accepted as long as there is no indication of sexual activity. On the weekends, many couples and families and singles enjoy nude bathing, sunning and building sand castles. There are few non-nude passers by. The beach is very wide so that there is room for keeping out of the way of others and for hitting a volleyball or throwing a frisbee.
SANDBANKS PROVINCIAL PARK (Near Trenton-Belleville)NOTE: Recent reports (June 2001) indicate that "no nudity" signs have been posted and park authorities are charging people. While the validity of the charge is not clear, most people are not willing to spend the time or effort to fight it in court.The Park has two sections separate from each other. The East sector has the main camp site and is the popular and crowded spot. The West sector is much more quiet. It offers 7 km of shore on Lake Ontario Half of it is sandy. The estern end of this stretch, near the parking lot, is the popular spot. If you walk a few hundred meters west, traffic is scant. We have practised nude activities there regularly, without interference. Inland, behind the beach there are several thousand hectares of sand dunes. They offer wonderful opportunities for hiking, exploring, or sheltering from the wind on chilly days.
SCARBOROUGH BLUFFS (Scarborough)Located beyond the Toronto Hunt Club golf course between Warden Avenue and Bluffers Park are a few secluded spots: (1) Take Kingston Road past Birchmount Road to Glen Everest Road, turn right, then right again at Fishleigh Drive. Go on to the Scarborough pumping station and turn right between the two buildings to the parking in the rear. Follow the path to the right, and walk along the bluffs until you see the building at the base of the cliff. Climb down the path carefully and use the beach on either side. (2) Take the steep path down from the end of Warden Avenue. A fence appears to close it off, but was carefully constructed so that one can walk around the end of it.
Follow us ...
Looking for photos?
The Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN) and the Fédération québécoise de naturisme (FQN) share the Canadian membership in the International Naturist Federation (INF), which has its world headquarters in Hörsching, Austria.