Surprisingly, Bronte Beach has undergone very little change, except perhaps for the changing skyline. Much of the beach has long been swept away due to erosion (as well as most of Ontario Street). These images - one from a 1910 postcard a photograph from 2012 show a similar landscape that has mostly remained the same.
The beach in Bronte was a favourite spot in the summertime. On occasion events such as motorboat races would be held. But on most days the beach was for splashing around in the water or playing in the sand.