Welcome

The beach is a magical place where time stands still and the day can be spent relaxing on soft sand or surfing Lake Hurons’ pristine blue water. Visitors and residents agree – It Starts At The Beach  – and we also know it Ends Where You Want!

Stay Overnight

CURATE YOUR STAY
The area boasts an impressive assortment of accommodations built on the unique stories of the families who own and operate them. Hosts-with-the-most pride themselves on offering exquisitely local guest experiences.


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Get Active

CHECK OFF ITEMS ON YOUR BEACH BUM BUCKET LIST
Enjoy adrenaline junkie activities like skydiving, parasailing, seadooing, paddleboarding and skateboarding. Take in the MOPAR Nationals at Grand Bend Motorplex or a theatre production at Huron Country Playhouse.


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Be a Taste Explorer

GASTRONOMIC GEOCACHING ALONG THE SHORELINE
Feast on food and drink by culinary creators who use their vision to produce extraordinary edibles!


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Shop the Unique

SHOPAHOLICS BEWARE!
You’re going to check boxes off your shopping list you didn’t know you had! In the quaint villages, towns and communities along Lake Huron’s shoreline, shopping becomes a pleasure again.


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EVENT SPOTLIGHT

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Paint Ontario Spotlight Photo

PAINT ONTARIO

Ontario Places and Faces

Thought of by locals as the “seasonal opener”, this event is considered Ontario’s foremost show and sale for representational painters. Hosted annually by Lambton Heritage Museum in Grand Bend and presented by the Grand Bend Art Centre.

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Arts Eats and Beats Event Spotlight Photo

ARTS, EATS & BEATS

The Stars Come Out

Studio tour highlights the stars who create visual, culinary and musical art. A veritable smorgasbord for the senses. Local artists open their studios and galleries to you. Local chefs work up spring menus and musicians are on hand to entertain.

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Beachfest Event Spotlight Photo

BEACHFEST

Tastes, Tipples & Tunes

Beachfest puts local food producers and chefs alongside artisan and craft beer, cider and wine beside the area’s largest and amenity-rich beach. Ticketed event. Proceeds support local Optimist Youth projects and Jessica’s House.

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PLAN YOUR LAKE ESCAPE

Free Travel Guide

Get your FREE IT STARTS AT THE BEACH travel guide.


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Tips for Travellers

Welcome Centre location and hours, taxi information, hospitals, gas stations and banks.


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Parking

Parking is FREE, except in Grand Bend during peak summer months (June to August).


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LAKESIDE COMMUNITIES

Grand Bend

Since the 1870s, the town of Grand Bend has hosted vacation-makers seeking sand, sun, surf and fun.


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Bayfield

If a charm scale existed, with points from 1 through 10, the delightful heritage village of Bayfield would register off-the-scale.


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IPPERWASH & KETTLE & STONY POINT

Ipperwash and Kettle & Stony Point are found on a south-western foot of Lambton Shores.


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Port Franks

Viewed from the air, Port Franks tree canopy is so dense it hides all trace of human habitation.


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