Rouge Beach Park & Rouge Marsh

195 Rouge Hills Drive, Toronto

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(905)713-6038

Year Round

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About Rouge Beach Park & Rouge Marsh, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

Rouge River that flows from Oak Ridges Moraine to Lake Ontario, forms the provincially significant wetland, Lower Rouge Marsh at it southern end – where it meets Lake Ontario. Past the marsh, the Rouge river flows into Lake Ontario through a sandy channel. The expansive sandy beach at Lake Ontario, is one of the eleven swimmable beaches in City of Toronto.

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The Rouge Park is maintained by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the beach is staffed by City of Toronto.

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What to do at Rouge Beach Park?

Attractions & Things to do

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  • Bird watch
  • Explore the largest wetland and marshes in Toronto through boardwalk or canoeing.image
  • Fish (license required) at the marsh.image
  • Enjoy beautiful sunsets and moonlit nights at the beach.

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When to visit Rouge Beach Park?

Rouge Beach Park Hours

Year round – dawn to dusk.

Vehicular access is not allowed after 11:15 PM and the gates are locked at this time.

Trails are not maintained in winter and no vehicular access in winter.

Time required to visit:

One hour or more depending on interest.

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How much to visit Rouge Beach Park?

Free Admission.

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Pedestrian Bridge over the River.

How to get to Rouge Beach Park?

Rouge Beach Park is located at eastern border of Toronto at 195 Rouge Hills Drive, Toronto. Take Port Union exit from 401 or Highway 2, go south on Port Union Road and turn left at Lawrence Ave E to reach the park.

You may like to hike:Doris McCarthy Trail

By public transit

TTC – #54A Starspray loop at Lawerence Avenue East.

Rouge Hills Go station is located near the park. Walk the waterfront trail from the station for ~ 1.5 km to reach the beach.

It is also connected from Pickering Waterfront Trail (First Nations Trail).

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Free limited parking available on-site.

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Overflow Parking.

 

What about Amenities & Accessibility at Rouge Beach Park?

Board Walk is accessible. Accessible washrooms.

Rouge Beach Amenities

No rentals available – Bring your own equipment. Motorized boats are not permitted.

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Life guards during swim season. – (~ June third week to Labour Day)

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Posted in Beaches & Waterfalls, Lakes & Rivers, National Parks and Water Activities

5 Tips for your trip!

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  1. Ann Taylor

    Easter weekend, the park is busy with folk enjoying a walk or cycle. Why are the washrooms locked up? The closest washroom to the Rouge River is at West Rouge Go Station. Seems cruel!

    March 31, 2018 at 7:55 PM
  2. john hughes

    when do they open the gates and washrooms?

    April 3, 2019 at 6:11 PM
  3. Donna Coaker

    I have been going here for years what is going on its locked up all the time now for car access can you possibly tell me why?

    May 27, 2019 at 10:38 AM
  4. Anynymous

    This beach has been closed to the public for a while now even before COVID 19 due to the flooding in the parking lot. Any idea as to when the beach is expected to open again.

    May 17, 2020 at 12:22 PM
  5. Ian Macpherson

    Toronto staff are NOT taking care of the beach. People are lighting camp fires all over the 4k walk, and the washrooms are closed early in the season. Lets see some enforcement officers there and extend the washroom hours so people can actually use the park.

    October 30, 2020 at 2:59 PM

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