Grand Bend

Why hit the beach at Grand Bend?

 

Grand Bend has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s best beach towns. Just how great is it? Grand Bend’s Main Beach is one of only 22 in Canada to have earned official Blue Flag status for its commitment to strict water quality and safety criteria. Join the crowds on the Main Beach or find a quieter experience on the South Beach. 

Grand Bend also features mats to make the beach more accessible to people using wheelchairs or strollers.

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Who will love it?

FAMILIES

This great sandy beach features a splash pad, playground equipment, a boardwalk and easy access to restaurants and shopping.

MOTORCYCLISTS

Try the Cruise the St. Clair River & Huron Shore Route, a 2.5-hour, 130-km/81-mile ride along the sparkling blue waters of southern Lake Huron and the St. Clair River.

WATERSPORTS ENTHUSIASTS

Connect with a local outfitter and try parasailing, wakeboarding, waterskiing or tubing.

In and Around Grand Bend

Blue Line Fishing Charters

  • 9863 Leonard Street
  • +15193181102

Blue Line Fishing Charters focuses on providing a professional fishing guide with the highest levels of customer satisfaction and fishing talent. Come catch…

2 Dunes Lakefront Cottages

  • 6436 West Parkway Drive
  • 15197866862

Come stay at the beach. 2 Dunes is comprised of four cottages, (two - 2 bedroom end units and two - 3 bedroom units in the middle). Each cottage has an…

A.W. Campbell Conservation Area

  • 8477 Shiloh Line
  • +15198475357

A beautiful lake is the focus of A.W. Campbell Conservation Area. The reservoir is excellent for fishing, canoeing, and paddling.  The forested hills…

Albert's Rolling Lunch

  • 99 Michigan Avenue
  • 15193373535

Chip wagons are a favourite the world over, so why not try one of the most famous ones in Ontario, Albert's Rolling Lunch. The chip wagon is practically as…

Along the River Bed and Breakfast

  • 1260 St. Clair Parkway
  • +15198673308

Full 2 bedroom suite available includes the kitchen, dining room, living room. The bed & breakfast overlooks the beautiful St. Clair River and the River…

Alternate Grounds Cafe and Dockside

  • 410 Front Street North
  • 15193442228

Our Café is a friendly, cozy and welcoming place that takes pride in offering a healthy menu as an alternative to traditional fast (and greasy) food. All of…

Alton Farms Estate Winery

  • 5547 Aberarder Line
  • +15198992479

Welcome to Alton Farms Estate Winery, where their wines are handcrafted at Aberarder Vineyards from 100% estate grown grapes. They offer over seventeen…

Amber Hotel

  • 99 Ontario Street South
  • +15192382100

The brand new boutique Amber Hotel offers a clean and comfortable accommodation with modern décor and local flair. The rooms are designed with your comfort…

Arkona Heritage Market

  • 7283 Arkona Rd
  • +15198547670

New market in town very much apart from anything you have seen. Everything here is LOCAL. We carry Maple syrup, Honey Do Honey, Vintage Furniture, Inspired…

Aux Sables Inn

  • 236 Ontario Street South
  • 5192382081

Aux Sables Inn welcomes visitors to Grand Bend. They have rooms, suites and cottages for business travelers, couples, families and groups.

Bad Dog Bar & Grill

  • 229 Christina St. N
  • +15194917930

Bad Dog Bar & Grill is your place to meet friends and family. Ten high def T.V.s, ten ice cold draft beers and a delicious menu will make Bad Dog your spot.

Baillie's Picture Framing

  • 22 81-Crescent St
  • +15192381472

Baillie's Picture Framing is a full service framing shop and art gallery. We carry artwork by local artists and photographers, with many local scenes of the…

Barrel Bistro

  • 70665 B Line
  • +15199331588

A stunning bistro located in Grand Bend serving up locally sourced seasonal dishes from around Huron County.

Beach Bumz Beach Rentals

  • 2759 Lakeshore Road
  • +15194660541

Located in both Bright's Grove and at Canatara Beach in Sarnia, Beach Bums Beach Rentals offers the works for a leisurely day of fun in the sun. Everything…

Bee 'N Bee Bed 'n Breakfast

  • 7196 Outer Drive, R. R. #1
  • 15192432828

Enjoy your breakfast at a private table by the window, with a beautiful view, or spend your morning chatting at the communal table. Take a swim in the…

Bend Bus

  • 201 King Street

Bend Bus offers an easy way to get from London and Kitchener to Grand Bend and Kand make the most of your weekends this summer. Why Bend Bus? It's convenient…

Bentpath Getaway

  • 6594 Bentpath Line
  • 5196953767

Bentpath Getaway offers Bed & Breakfast accommodation for six guests in three bedrooms (two baths) - or you can opt to rent the entire house on a…

Best Western Guildwood Inn

  • 1400 Venetian Blvd.
  • +15193377577

Stay at the Guildwood Inn Hotel and Conference Centre in Sarnia, Ontario and enjoy a host of convenient amenities while traveling in Lambton County. The…

Big Family Brewing Co.

  • 485 Harbour Road
  • 5194918588

Big Family Brewing is a place where people come together to enjoy well-crafted local food and beer, a Biergarten as they like to call it. They offer a…

Big Fish Steak & Lounge

  • 1717 London Line
  • +15195425553

Big Fish is a trendy steak and seafood restaurant & bar. Sarnia's newest steak and seafood destination offers modern dining with a great atmosphere. We use…

Birch Bark Estates

  • 36501 Dashwood Rd.
  • +15192388256

Birch Bark trailer park has been owned and operated for 25 years by the Glazier family, and it's set into 25 wooded acres situated just 5km NE of Grand Bend…

Black Gold Brewery

  • 395 Fletcher Street
  • 2267380665

Black Gold Brewery offers small batch craft beer and is located in the historic downtown of Petrolia, Ontario. The Petrolia oil town history has inspired…

BlackCherry Farms

  • 3772 Confederation Line
  • 5193811771

A small 1876 farm located in Wyoming, ON Canada where they raise old-style Berkshire pigs, ducks and turkeys.

Great Local Eats

Albert's Rolling Lunch

  • 99 Michigan Avenue
  • 15193373535

Chip wagons are a favourite the world over, so why not try one of the most famous ones in Ontario, Albert's Rolling Lunch. The chip wagon is practically as…

Alternate Grounds Cafe and Dockside

  • 410 Front Street North
  • 15193442228

Our Café is a friendly, cozy and welcoming place that takes pride in offering a healthy menu as an alternative to traditional fast (and greasy) food. All of…

Bad Dog Bar & Grill

  • 229 Christina St. N
  • +15194917930

Bad Dog Bar & Grill is your place to meet friends and family. Ten high def T.V.s, ten ice cold draft beers and a delicious menu will make Bad Dog your spot.

Barrel Bistro

  • 70665 B Line
  • +15199331588

A stunning bistro located in Grand Bend serving up locally sourced seasonal dishes from around Huron County.

Big Fish Steak & Lounge

  • 1717 London Line
  • +15195425553

Big Fish is a trendy steak and seafood restaurant & bar. Sarnia's newest steak and seafood destination offers modern dining with a great atmosphere. We use…

Bridges Restaurant & Freighters Lounge

  • 1498 Venetian Blvd.
  • +18882122252

Come and enjoy an incredible dining experience at Bridges Restaurant & Freighters Lounge at the Holiday Inn Sarnia/Point Edward. Overlooking our golf…

Cafe Mexico

  • 410 Front St North
  • 15197040288

From the friendliness and hospitality to the exquisite coffee, cocktails, and tacos, Mexico is a country that lives with you. Come taste a bit of Mexico at…

Christines on the River Marina Bar & Grill

  • 10072 Poplar AVENUE
  • +15192433636

Christines on the River Marina, Bar and Grill offers 48 slips, 4 transient, 44 seasonal, and can support boats up to 50 feet. Launch ramp, boat storage…

DeGroot's Teahouse

  • 1840 London Line
  • +15195423435

Using only fresh ingredients, the chefs at DeGroot's Teahouse prepare everything from scratch. The desserts change on a regular basis and are made in-house…

F.I.N.E. A Restaurant

  • 42 Ontario St S
  • +15192386224

F.I.N.E. A Restaurant opened its doors for business in August, 2005 in the lakefront town of Grand Bend. We specialize in regional cuisine with exciting…

Greens Organic Cafe & Market

  • 192 Christina St. N
  • +15194916366

We provide you with local, organic, Non-GMO vegan products. From our produce to our juices. Sourcing local drastically reduces your carbon footprint. Eating…

Highway Girl

  • 81 Crescent Street
  • 5192001956

Highway Girl, a finer food shop in Grand Bend, Ontario. It's a bakery and cafe with a lovely retro style gift shop. Highway Girl offers fair trade specialty…

Ipperwash Beach Club

  • 6543 West Parkway Drive
  • +15192435040

This local dining spot is just steps from the beach access tucked away in the quiet community of Lambton Shores. Since the building's complete renovation…

Leaf & Bean Bistro

  • 239 Main Street
  • +15195182066

Leaf & Bean Bistro is a special little spot with small-town charm and deliciously fresh panini grilled sandwich bistro! This newly restored hot-spot is…

Limbo Lounge

  • 196 Christina St. S.
  • +15193446097

Limbo Lounge is a casual dining restaurant in Downtown Sarnia. Established in 2007, the restaurant offers exceptional food from a variety of cultures and…

Lola's Lounge

  • 110 Christina St. S.
  • +15193368088

Lola's Lounge in Sarnia is renowned not only for their inspired dishes, but also for their eclectic decor and ambiance. Grand coloured lamps and sparkling…

Maison St-Aubin

  • 1202 Lakeshore Rd
  • +15195429507

Established in 2000, Maison St-Aubin is your destination for French cuisine in Sarnia, Ontario. When we opened our restaurant, it was the realisation of a…

Match Public House

  • 2000 Venetian Blvd
  • +15193399756

MATCH Eatery & Public House is a modern pub offering a classic menu with a contemporary twist. MATCH combines the welcoming and social traditions of a…

Midori Sushi

  • 29 Main Street
  • +15192385722

Midori started out on the Main Street in Grand Bend 9 years ago. They specialize in Sushi but also offer appetizers, salads, stir-fries, a full bar, specials…

Olives Casual Cuisine

  • 1591 London Line
  • +15195411333

Olive's Casual Cuisine is a casual yet elegant dining atmosphere. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent dining experience for a very reasonable price…

Paddy Flaherty's

  • 130 Seaway Rd.

Our warm Irish hospitality welcomes you to a place where you can enjoy the best of both food and drink in an atmosphere that encourages sharing good times.

Purdy's Fisheries

  • 1 River Front Road
  • +15193443732

Purdy's Dockside Eatery has proudly served this community since 1978. The Purdy family name is synonymous with fresh lake fish and imported fish. They offer…

Refined Fool Brewing Co.

  • 137 Davis St.,
  • +15197041335

Refined Fool is a group of teachers, creatives, blue collars, entrepreneurs, musicians and pastors who care about beer, business, Sarnia and each other. They…

Skeeter Barlow's

  • 2715 Old Lakeshore Rd.
  • +15198692794

Skeeter Barlow’s Bright's Grove location is situated along the beautiful shore of Lake Huron on Old Lakeshore Road. You can easily see the blue shores of…

The Cottage

  • 4190 Petrolia Line
  • +12267380881

The Cottage is bursting with excitement to bring Petrolia and surrounding area a premium coffee and specialty chocolate experience! Come in and check out our…

Where To Stay

2 Dunes Lakefront Cottages

  • 6436 West Parkway Drive
  • 15197866862

Come stay at the beach. 2 Dunes is comprised of four cottages, (two - 2 bedroom end units and two - 3 bedroom units in the middle). Each cottage has an…

A.W. Campbell Conservation Area

  • 8477 Shiloh Line
  • +15198475357

A beautiful lake is the focus of A.W. Campbell Conservation Area. The reservoir is excellent for fishing, canoeing, and paddling.  The forested hills…

Along the River Bed and Breakfast

  • 1260 St. Clair Parkway
  • +15198673308

Full 2 bedroom suite available includes the kitchen, dining room, living room. The bed & breakfast overlooks the beautiful St. Clair River and the River…

Amber Hotel

  • 99 Ontario Street South
  • +15192382100

The brand new boutique Amber Hotel offers a clean and comfortable accommodation with modern décor and local flair. The rooms are designed with your comfort…

Aux Sables Inn

  • 236 Ontario Street South
  • 5192382081

Aux Sables Inn welcomes visitors to Grand Bend. They have rooms, suites and cottages for business travelers, couples, families and groups.

Bee 'N Bee Bed 'n Breakfast

  • 7196 Outer Drive, R. R. #1
  • 15192432828

Enjoy your breakfast at a private table by the window, with a beautiful view, or spend your morning chatting at the communal table. Take a swim in the…

Bentpath Getaway

  • 6594 Bentpath Line
  • 5196953767

Bentpath Getaway offers Bed & Breakfast accommodation for six guests in three bedrooms (two baths) - or you can opt to rent the entire house on a…

Best Western Guildwood Inn

  • 1400 Venetian Blvd.
  • +15193377577

Stay at the Guildwood Inn Hotel and Conference Centre in Sarnia, Ontario and enjoy a host of convenient amenities while traveling in Lambton County. The…

Birch Bark Estates

  • 36501 Dashwood Rd.
  • +15192388256

Birch Bark trailer park has been owned and operated for 25 years by the Glazier family, and it's set into 25 wooded acres situated just 5km NE of Grand Bend…

Blue Water Motel

  • 121 Ontario Street S.
  • 15192382014

Our quiet comfort, easy pace, and friendly staff combined with clean, efficient and beautiful accommodations bring our customers back year after year. We are…

Bonnie Doone Manor-on-the Beach

  • 16 Government Road
  • 15192382236

Bonnie Doone Manor on the Beach has been owned and operated by the same family for 56 years and is the only hotel in Grand Bend that is right at the beach…

Carolinian Forest Campground

  • 9589 Ipperwash Rd.
  • +15192432258

Carolinian Forest Campground is a quiet, treed, seasonal campground with activities and relaxation for family and friends of all ages. A 5 minute walk takes…

Colonial Hotel

  • 1 Main Street West
  • 5192384000

Hotels in Grand Bend won’t be seen the same way. In the heart of Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada you will find our newly built luxury boutique-style hotel…

Comfort Inn Sarnia

  • 815 Mara Street
  • 18002285150

The conveniently located Comfort Inn, Sarnia has a reputation for providing comfortable surroundings along with outstanding customer service at great value…

Forest Glen Herb Farm and Bed & Breakfast

  • 8333 Glendale Drive, R.R.#5
  • +15198994372

This farm, store, and bed & breakfast rolled into one is a must-see for everyone wishing to escape into another world that is just around the corner! Relax…

Green Haven Trailer Park

  • 52 Ontario St. N
  • +15192387275

We offer a range of sites, accommodating transient RVs to seasonal Park Models. We are located in the heart of Grand Bend, Ontario which is on the shores of…

Hampton Inn by Hilton Sarnia/Point Edward

  • 1492 Venetian Blvd
  • 15193398000

Walk into the spacious lobby of our Hampton Inn by Hilton Sarnia/Point Edward and receive a warm welcome from our friendly team. Filled with natural light…

Harbour Side Family Trailer Park

  • 7477 Riverside Dr.
  • +15192432461

On our 11 acres we provide 170 camping lots. The majority of lots are of regular size, a few are considered a double lot and we have some of irregular size…

Holiday Inn Express Point Edward

  • 1460 Venetian Blvd
  • 18776608550

Newly opened this hotel features 6-floors with a total of 115 rooms – all non-smoking. There are a total of 12-Accessible Rooms. There are two meeting…

Insignia Hotel

  • 283 Christina Street N
  • 15193377571

Enjoy a sophisticated experience at the Insignia Hotel. Equipped With 87 modern rooms, a banquet hall, a large lobby bar and soon-to-be-open Legacy…

Ipperwash Beach Club

  • 6543 West Parkway Drive
  • +15192435040

Sitting a mere 150 metres from beautiful Ipperwash Beach, we have two brand new suites available on the second floor of the Ipperwash Beach Club (IBC). These…

Klondyke Trailer Park

  • 9921 Lakeshore Rd.
  • +15192388348

When you arrive at Klondyke Trailer Park, you are welcomed with beautiful blue pools and a splash pad complete with Palm Trees. Once you have entered the…

Lakewood Christian Campground

  • 4297 Lakeshore Rd.
  • +15198994415

Lakewood Christian Campground is a fun, lively, family oriented park. We hold lots of activities to keep everyone busy and the facilities are well kept and…

Lambton Centre

  • 6602 Lakeshore Rd.
  • +15197865663

Lambton Centre is a campground with 75 beautiful sites on 105 acres on the shore of Lake Huron. It is a family oriented environment with spacious, grassy…

Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Area

  • 3653 Petrolia Line
  • +15192453710

This Conservation Area is a nature lovers delight and features a number of wildlife ponds and nature trails. This family campground includes 145 serviced…