Don’t be fooled by the featured image, it is not a photo of the White Cliffs of Dover. This picture was not taken in England but in Scarborough, a neighborhood of Toronto. If you are a tourist, you may not find Scarborough Bluffs listed in your Toronto sightseeing guide. It’s one of Toronto’s best kept secret and a local favourite.
Where To View Scarborough Bluffs?
Scarborough Bluffs are located in the Eastern part of Toronto. These white cliffs were not even a part of Toronto city till 1998 when Scarborough amalgamated with Toronto. Until recently, the name “Scarborough Bluffs” caused a lot of confusion when you looked it up in Google Maps. I have written a complete guide on how to avoid this confusion here: where to view Scarborough Bluffs.
5 Things to do at Scarborough Bluffs
1. Family Picnic/Barbeque
Bluffers Park is an ideal staycation spot during the summer. Summer is barbecue season and it is no different in the Park either. You can see many families enjoying picnics and barbeques with kids. You can laze around on the beach or take an easy hike around the Scarborough Bluffs Trail after the food. The choice is yours! However, avoid hiking up to the top of the cliffs as the cliffs, which are prone to erosion, are unsteady and may cause accidents. Better safe than sorry!
2. Enjoy A Day At The Beach
There are two sandy beaches at your disposal. One, is a small stretch of sandy beach at the base of Scarborough Bluffs also known as Bluffers beach. The other one, which is bigger in comparison, is a short distance away at the base of Cathedral Bluffs.
Get out your canoes and paddles and enjoy the cool waves of Lake Ontario. The Bluffers Park also has a boat launch area making it easy for you to transfer your boats into the water. Unfortunately, you can’t rent a boat here.
4. Take a Sailing Lesson
Learn to sail at the Scarborough Bluffs Sailing club. Even if sailing is not your thing, you can enjoy a snack at Bluffer’s Park Restaurant while taking in the view of these beautiful sail boats.
Bring your mirrorless and DSLR cameras along with your wide-angle lens. The views, as you can see in these photos, are breath-taking! If you want to capture spectacular views of Bluffers Park from the top of Scarborough Bluffs, visit the Scarboro Crescent Park. The top of the Bluffs is not accessible from Bluffer’s Park.
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