Scarborough Bluffs Beach

The beach, at the bottom of Brimley Road, is a very popular spot in summer. Even on this December morning, in breezy 0 degrees, many people were out walking or playing with their dogs.

High above the beach are the “Cathedral Bluffs”:

There are hundreds of Bank Swallow nests in the cliffs and these are very busy in spring and early summer:

the beach:

some pebbles in the beach:

some crustacean shells:

some Buffleheads in the lake:

Bufflehead (male)


the trail, which runs east of the parking lot:

The golden buds of Soapberry (also called Buffalo-berry) , a shrub which is not common in the Toronto area:

Soapberry (Shepherdia canadensis)

Miles Hearn



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