Parking

PARKING

Parking fees help offset the cost of beach amenities which contribute to maintaining our BLUE FLAG status, including:

Parking is FREE, except in Grand Bend during peak summer months (May 15 to September 15). Overnight street parking is not allowed from 2am to 6am year round except where allowed by permit issued by the Municipality.

Property owners are able to buy up to two (2) parking permits that allow for on-street overnight parking for the summer months.

Seasonal Parking Passes are $150 (valid April 15-November 1); overnight parking passes are $10 per night. Overnight parking is available in the following parking lots:

  • Huron Street lot (HotSpot zone 5729)
  • Mid Town lot (HotSpot zone 5723)
  • Ontario Street lot (HotSpot zone 5726)
  • Municipal Drive lot (HotSpot zone 5728)- ONLY for overnight parking not seasonal parking

Be sure to display the permit when parking in a Municipal lot, otherwise you might end up with a ticket.

Main Street West (HotSpot zone 5724) and River Road (HotSpot zone 5730), Grand Bend  (2-hour maximum; $3/hour)

  • Paid parking is in effect 8am to 6pm daily from May 15 and September 15
  • FREE after 6pm
  • Sorry, no overnight parking!

FREE Parking locations (6am – 11pm)

  • Gill Road
  • Gill Road parking lot
  • Crescent Street
  • Municipal parking lot on Ontario Street South
  • Municipal parking lot behind the Royal Canadian Legion building (at the end of Municipal Drive)

The Municipal Drive parking lot is available for RV parking, boat trailer parking and daily overnight parking ($10 fee for overnight).

PAY & PARK WITH YOUR PHONE

Pay for parking using the HotSpot app on your smartphone. HotSpot is available for all paid on-street parking spaces and off-street parking lots in Grand Bend. Using the app on your mobile device allows you to pay for additional parking remotely.

With this payment method, you will not have to display anything in your car. This method allows staff to use a wireless device to confirm payment has been made through HotSpot.

The app can be downloaded for free on both iOS and Android through HotSpot, the App Store or Google Play. For support with HotSpot, please call 1-855-712-5888 or email HotSpot Support.

PARKING AREAS & LOTS

Location / HotSpot IDPer HourDaily Max.HoursOvernight
(w/$10 Pass)
Overnight
(w/seasonal Pass)
Boat Trailer &
Larger Vehicle
Main St. W. / 5724$32 hoursPAID: 8am - 6pm daily;
FREE after 6pm
NoNoNo
River Rd./5730$32 hoursPAID: 8am - 6pm;
FREE after 6pm (lot open 6am - 11pm)
NoNoBoat Trailer in designated spots
Mid Town / 5723
7 Eilber Rd.
$5$25PAID: 8am - 6pm;
FREE after 6pm up to 11pm;
Overnight parking pass needed for 6am - 3am.
??No
Huron Lot / 5729
5 Huron Ave.
$5$25PAID: 8am - 6pm; FREE after hours.
Overnight parking pass needed for 6am - 3am.
??No
Main Beach / 5720
90 Main St. W
$5$25PAID: 8am - 6pm.
FREE before or after hours (lot open 6am - 11pm)
NoNoNo
North Beach / 5721
90 Main St. W
$5$25PAID: 8am - 6pm.
FREE before or after hours (lot open 6am - 11pm).
NoNoNo
Gill Rd. lot / 5727
32 Eighty-One Crescent
FREEFREElot open 6am - 11pmNoNoNo
Municipal Dr. / 5728
20 Municipal Dr.
FREEFREE to 3amlot open 24-hour??Boat Trailer & RVs
Ontario St. S. / 5726
33-37 Ontario St. S.
FREEFREElot open 6am - 11pm??Boat Trailer Only

Download the Parking Map & Brochure

PARKING NOTES

  • Drivers with an “Accessible Parking Permit” or “Disabled Person Parking Permit” may park in an accessible parking spot for FREE. Ensure permit is clearly visible! If parking in a regular parking spot, you will need to pay for parking.
  • Up to 3 motorcycles can share a single parking spot and only ONE parking ticket is required
  • Pay parking infraction tickets online at www.lambtonshores.ca/parking
  • Overnight passes can be purchased using HotSpot, at parking machines, and the Grand Bend Municipal Office. Overnight parking is available in the Huron Street lot, Mid Town lot, Ontario Street lot and Municipal Drive lot (located behind the Grand Bend Legion).
  • Please park in the same lot that the original ticket was purchased for as differing lots may vary in price. If the original lot is full, however, the three beach lots (Main Beach, North and Huron) are valued at the same amount and therefore may be interchangeable.

Do people with Accessible Parking Permits or special Veterans Licence plates have to pay for parking?

People with a current “Accessible Parking Permit” or “Disabled Person Parking Permit” may park in any designated handicap accessible spot for FREE. Ensure the permit is clearly visible on the vehicle. If you have to park in a regular parking spot, then parking fees apply.

Sorry, those with the special Veterans license plates DO NOT GET free parking. This decision is made on a municipal level, so each municipality will be different.

How To Pay a Parking Infraction Ticket

You can pay a parking ticket by credit card online or by telephone at 1-844-491-6796.

You can pay by cash, cheque or debit at any of our three offices.

You can mail a cheque or money order to:

The Municipality of Lambton Shores
PO Box 340
Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0

Please reference your ticket number when submitting your payment.

Contesting a Ticket

Option 3 on the back of the ticket is not completed through mail. You or your agent must complete and submit the online Notice of Intention to Appear for Resolution or Trial form.