Hanlan's Point

100% love it
Gay nude beach off the beaten path
Take the Hanlan's Point ferry out of Toronto at the foot of Bay Street at Queen's Quay, then walk about 15 minutes up the paved path. This clothing-optional gem can then be reached by taking one of the wooden paths through the brush to the coast.


    • magstarasm
      magstarasm Over a year ago
      Hates it

      The lakes are currently at their highest point in history. The Ferry to Hanlans is currently out of service as much of the island is under water. You need to take the ferry to Center Island and walk. The majority of the path to the beach is covered in water. The water is not moving and mosquitoes are breeding like crazy. Be prepared to be eaten alive and don’t expect much activity.

    • Sunnybottom
      Sunnybottom Over a year ago

      Always fun

    • Canadian74
      Canadian74 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Just a great place to enjoy your day

    • jamieyyz
      jamieyyz Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A great place for a short afternoon get away that feels like you've left the city. You can even rent chairs and umbrellas on the weekends. It's not exclusively gay, but it's chill. It's worth a visit if you're from out of town.

    • wayen
      wayen Over a year ago
      Loves it

      i love to be naked at all times so this is a place for me

    • lovingsweet
      lovingsweet Over a year ago
      Loves it


    • Soupy
      Soupy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Hanlan and history
      I lovely ferry ride on summer day to a quiet spot that I have enjoyed for years. And yes, it's completely legal to be nude.

    • gefen53
      gefen53 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Its not a Gay nude beach !!
      Ok so I went here on a warm Sunday afternoon and I clearly saw the gay area with men sprawled all over blankets next to each other....but very few were nude !! What a huge dissapointment. The hetersexual part of the beach was mostly nude. So I guess if you are bisexual or into girls there is plenty of eye candy. I really had to walk around alot to find a few young gay men who were naked. I went back on Monday, which was a legal holiday and found the same results. I just don't understand it !! Why don't the young gay guys take it off ??? It's legal !!

    • JTinToronto
      JTinToronto Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Lots of gawkers these days
      This beach has always attracted nude sunbathers, even before it was legally sanctioned as an official clothing optional beach. The city decided to try it out as a nude beach for one summer as a test case and once they realized how much more money they were making on the ferry fees they decided to keep it. Once it was legal it attracted nudists almost exclusively but over the years it has changed drastically. Now over 50% of the people aren't nude and are just there to gawk at those who are. The younger guys don't strip down completely. The beach gets really crowded and those who are clothed are taking up space when they could go to any number of beaches in the city - hello gawkers.

    • rimbutt
      rimbutt Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Wonderful place to enjoy the sun in the nude...
      with a terrific view of your fellow sunbathers. Only setback - hardly any shade for when the sun is hottes. So sunscreen is indispensable... But what awonderful "day on the beach"!!!

    • Gaylegman
      Gaylegman Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Nice photo......but not correct
      I am glad Hanlan's Point is listed in the top 10, but the photo of the guy standing in the lake with the city skyline is not a true photo.(it is actually 2 photos) The beach is on the other side of the Island facing away from the city skyline. The fantastic view of the Toronto Skyline can be seen at Hanlan's Point Ferry dock which is on the city side of the Island

    • PurpleBill
      PurpleBill Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Very Nice mixed beach
      My only regret on visits during the fist wk. of Aug is that I didn't re-apply my sun block because the cool Lake breeze was deceiving! Met some interesting men there.