Toronto is a beautiful city, full of a cosmopolitan crowd with semi-crowded streets and almost a million things to do! You’ll also be surprised at what a peaceful city it is during the day and can almost over-turn into a happening party city at night.
If you have read online, there are so many tourist destinations to visit in Canada – this includes the Ripley’s Aquarium or the majestic CN Tower and in case you want to relax, the Harbourfront where the gorgeous sunset can surely make your day. You’ll be taken on a exhilarating cruise where you can let your hair down and immerse yourself in the nature. There is also the bustling Chinatown, a street where you can bask in the culture of the Asian community with their delicious sushi, chattering lanes and shops full of souvenirs.
As many know, Canada is an extremely cold country with extreme temperatures. Canadian’s see the summer only for a maximum duration of three months which includes the time period of June – August. At this time, people bring out their love for beaches, the sand and their swimsuits for an absolute fun vacation and lots of family and friends time!
I was visiting my sister in Toronto in July and the excitement levels was at peak. We had planned a million things to do and see; isn’t vacation time the absolute best? We even attended a ‘Silent Disco’ party that’s currently very popular all over the world. Apart from seeing the touristy places, we also wanted to cover the secluded and unheard spots of Toronto. So, what did we plan? Hitting the beach! Toronto beaches are in every corner but this one was just amazing. My sister’s house is in Whitby, a few kilometers from Downtown Toronto, but extremely close to that is the Cobourg Beach.
How to Get to the Cobourg Beach:
If you are in Toronto, the route to the Town of Cobourg is not very far and should not take you more than 2-3 hours to get there. The best option to visit this small but extremely pretty town is by car. Not only its the perfect road trip, but you will also be able to see the little attractions that this place brings for you. There are some amazing Toronto hotels that will help you in renting a car; or even suggest other bus and train routes that will take you there. The scenic drive is worth a million and you should definitely not be missing it at any cost.
The BEST lunch to get on the way:
The thing that you’ll love the most about this small town is happy streets, surrounded by absolutely cute multicultural cafes, vintage architecture and a lot of vibrant colours which literally defines this place and makes it one of the best weekend getaways near Toronto. Since we went in the afternoon, we stopped for lunch at this antique Italian restaurant called the Dutch Oven ‘n’ Bake that was owned and operated by a small family who ensured that their service was top-notch. Their menu was eclectic and comprised of numerous homemade delicacies including salads, pastas, sandwiches and drool-worthy desserts. Everything was made fresh while you relax in the ambience of reddish pink walls and intricate brown mirrors. The entire restaurant was bustling with families and children and definitely elevated the food. If you are going there, do drop by the cafe and create memories with delectable food.
Things to do at Cobourg Beach:
Once you reach the beach, you are welcomed with lovely blue waters and sand with so many families and kids doing numerous fun activities on the beach. Since the most apt weather to come here collides with summer vacations for children they have a lot of events in which one can participate! There is a ‘Sandcastle Day’, numerous ‘Volleyball’ & ‘Football’ tournaments to take part in. The beaches are buzzing with a lot of noise every day!
On the side, you’ll also see a lot of people bringing in their chairs where they enjoy drinks and food like a mini picnic! My favourite part about the beaches were the water; it was SO clean! Coming from India, I was taken by surprise at the pristine blue waters and the security at the beach. No one was throwing garbage or staring; everyone was super comfortable, chilling in their bikinis; unperturbed by the crowd around. The beach also had a canteen where you can grab snacks, a beer, some multi-flavoured ice-creams and loosen up!
You can easily spend about 3-4 hours here (totally depends upon the weather) and choose to participate in the bustling atmosphere. This is the perfect place to let your hair down, and a close & affordable weekend trip from Toronto. So go ahead, plan a trip now!
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