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Smells like Teen spirit (when the wind isn't blowing from Ashbridges Bay sewage treatment plant).
Vibe Beach volleyball set.
Unique features Straddles Beaches Park, Woodbine Beach Park and Ashbriges Bay Park; circa 1937 bathing station; boardwalk access for users with disabilities; Martin Goodman Trail.
Sand specs Good for scribbling love messages; decent where it counts, i.e., the volleyball courts.
Extras Torontonians have been swimming here since 1897; Olympic-size pool at Woodbine.
Getting there Bike is best, via the Waterfront Trail; Queen car to the foot of Carlaw or Woodbine.
411 on H20 Surprise! Best water quality of Toronto's mainland beaches. Blue Flag since 2005.
Next wave Extended lifeguard hours during extreme heat alerts.