The Beaches were first settled by the Ashbridge family who came to Canada from Philadelphia, in 1793. This is where Ashbridge's Bay Park gets its name from.
The Beach looks and feels more like a lakeside resort town, than a big city neighbourhood. Woodbine, Kew Gardens, Scarboro, Balmy Beach and Victoria Park collectively became Toronto's playgrounds by the lake.
The Beaches' most famous landmark is The Boardwalk. The Boardwalk is skirted by the Martin Goodman Trail which spans the city's waterfront from The Beach to the Humber River.