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Wondering what’s open and what’s not during Covid-19?

Visit ShorelineToGo.ca – a new website devoted to local restaurants providing takeout and delivery options.

  • Grand Bend’s Main Beach remains closed, as are all Municipal public spaces and washrooms.
  • Stores that are open (call the store ahead to confirm) are doing order ahead and curbside pickup.
  • Pinery Park is open for day-use only, meaning no overnight camping and their facilities, including washrooms, are closed.
  • Restaurants that are open are doing take out only. For some you will need to order a few days or 24-hours ahead of time and arrange for a pick-up time (see ShorelineToGo.ca).
  • All cottage rentals and other short term accommodation (i.e. AirBnb, VRBO etc.) remain shut-down under emergency order.
  • Private seasonal campgrounds are allowed to open, however – if you own a trailer in a seasonal park – you will need to contact your park’s administrator to find out if they are open. Just because Premier Ford says they can open, does not mean they will be. Additionally, overnight use is NOT encouraged. Private Campgrounds fact sheet (PDF).
  • Cottage property owners are advised that if they absolutely have to go to their cottage, they are to bring all their supplies with them and stay at their property. No socializing.
  • Groups of no more than 5 family members living in the same household.
  • Golf courses are allowed open; call ahead and find out if the course in which you’re interested in golfing is actually open!
  • Marinas are allowed to be open; call ahead and confirm.

The Ontario government extended emergency orders until June 9, 2020. This extension includes the closure of outdoor amenities in parks and recreational areas, non-essential workplaces, public places and bars and restaurants, along with restrictions on social gatherings and limiting staff from working in more than one retirement home or long-term care home. For more information visit the Ontario Government Website. Handy FAQs answered by Lambton Public Health.


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 Grand Bend Area beaches are the best and It Starts At The Beach  and 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

EVENTS: See all events

Summer Sunset Sounds Event Spotlight Photo

SUMMER SUNSET SOUNDS

Bring Your Lawnchair

Enjoy FREE concerts on Grand Bend’s beach each Sunday or holiday Monday in July and August. Music series highlights Canadian home-grown talent playing original music with some covers thrown in and covers all genres from rock, celtic, country, blues and more.

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Canada Day event spotlight photo

CANADA DAY

LARGEST HURON SHORELINE CELEBRATION

Grand Bend’s Main Beach hosts the shorelines largest Canada Day celebrations featuring live music starting at 8pm and fireworks at 10pm. Estimates place attendees at near 20,000 people! Come early and stay for the day.

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KSPFN PowWow Event Spotlight photo

KETTLE & STONY POINT POWWOW

Unique Cultural Gem

For 50 years, the Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point have invited everyone to attend their PowWow. Enjoy traditional dance competitions, drumming, crafts and foods and admire the beautiful, handcrafted, ceremonial regalia.

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PLAN YOUR LAKE ESCAPE

Free Travel & Activities Guide

Get your FREE IT STARTS AT THE BEACH travel & activities guide. View the travel & activities guide online.


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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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