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Rouge Beach

Make a Splash in Lake Ontario!

Where the Rouge River meets Lake Ontario, there's a sandy beach and a wetland full of wildlife waiting for you.

The marshes at Rouge Beach are the best and biggest in Toronto.

The sandy beach is a popular summer spot for neighbours and visitors.

Go fish! From dusk to dawn you can enjoy a day of fishing on the river.

195 Rouge Hills Drive, Toronto


  • Sandy beach
  • Swimming (beach is open seasonally in accordance with Toronto Public Health approval and lifeguard on duty when officially open)
  • View of Lake Ontario and shoreline east to Pickering
  • Marshes offer wildlife viewing
  • Canoeing on river and in marshes. NO motorized boating permitted.
  • Fishing access. Seasonal provincial license required.
  • Easily accessible boardwalk and pathway near marshes
  • Access to Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail
  • Washrooms, drinking water

Boardwalk and pathway are easy access for wheelchairs, strollers and walkers. No winter maintenance on pathway or boardwalk.

Hours of operation
Summer/Spring/Fall: vehicle gates are open dawn to dusk. Pedestrian access any time.
Winter: vehicle gates closed. Pedestrian access only.


Public Transit
TTC bus: #54A/E stops at Lawrence Avenue East and Starspray Blvd
GO Train: Rouge Hill GO Station on Lakeshore East line is 1.3 km from beach entrance

Driving Directions
Location: 195 Rouge Hills Drive, Toronto
From Highway 401: Exit Port Union Road southbound. Turn left at Lawrence Avenue East, follow Lawrence Ave eastbound to the end where you will see the entrance to the beach.

Rouge Beach 1 km

What will I see on this trail?

  • A view of Lake Ontario, the shoreline to the east, and the mouth of the Rouge River.
  • A variety of wetland and shoreline plants and animals.

Planning to visit? Be a responsible user.

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