Grand Bend & Area Chamber of Commerce wants YOUR BEST SHOT for use in the 2023 IT STARTS AT THE BEACH
Hopeful photographers can submit photos online at https://itstartsatthebeach.ca/send-us-your-best-shot/
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!
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.
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.
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!
Shop the Unique
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.
EVENTS: See all events
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tips for Travellers
Welcome Centre location and hours, taxi information, hospitals, gas stations and banks.
Parking is FREE, except in Grand Bend during peak summer months (June to August).
Since the 1870s, the town of Grand Bend has hosted vacation-makers seeking sand, sun, surf and fun.
Viewed from the air, Port Franks tree canopy is so dense it hides all trace of human habitation.
Fruit and fossils are two major reasons to visit Arkona, one of Ontario’s smallest communities.
When the Grand Trunk Railway was built through where the town now sits, the station was named for the dense forest.
IPPERWASH & KETTLE & STONY POINT
Ipperwash and Kettle & Stony Point are found on a south-western foot of Lambton Shores.
If a charm scale existed, with points from 1 through 10, the delightful heritage village of Bayfield would register off-the-scale.
A thriving community in the heart of Ontario’s magnificent agricultural area in Huron County, Exeter is known as The Home of the White Squirrel.
Zurich is located in the heart of the white bean agricultural area of Huron County, where thousands of tons of these small dry beans are grown, processed, packaged and shipped worldwide.