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.
The Rouge Park is maintained by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the beach is staffed by City of Toronto.
What to do at Rouge Beach Park?
Attractions & Things to do
- Have a beach day at the eastern most beach of City of Toronto. See water quality here.
- Walk the sandy beach front trail that connects waterfront trail.
- Bird watch
- Explore the largest wetland and marshes in Toronto through boardwalk or canoeing.
- Fish (license required) at the marsh.
- Enjoy beautiful sunsets and moonlit nights at the beach.
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.
How much to visit Rouge Beach Park?
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).
Free limited parking available on-site.
What about Amenities & Accessibility at Rouge Beach Park?
Board Walk is accessible. Accessible washrooms.
No rentals available – Bring your own equipment. Motorized boats are not permitted.
Life guards during swim season. – (~ June third week to Labour Day)