The Surf Shack, steps to the Beach and StripDo not book if your expectations are 5* hotel. This is a unique Grand bend cottage to book for outdoor space and close to it all. Inside, brand new tiled shower with rainfall water head, this unit has queen bed in one room and double in the other. Outdoor boasts a large back deck for entertaining with an outdoor shower, BBQ, sectional sofa, and Patio set. Please note this is still an older cottage and not the Ritz carlton. I do not provide bedding so dont be shocked then leave me a bad review.
Large family cottage in Grand BendSpacious and clean cottage in the heart of Grand Bend. 4 blocks to the beach and 1 block to the main strip. Kitchen fully stocked for in-home cooking use. Towels and bed linens supplied. Ideal for families with children. 1000 sqft. of air-conditioned living space for extra sleeping or play areas. Large fenced in backyard with BBQ and fire pit. Parking included for up to three cars. Non smoking and pet free.
Beautiful Grand Bend Family Cottage RentalNewly renovated family cottage located one block from the main strip and one block to the main beach. Includes 2 separate living areas with flat screen TVs. Outdoor space with bbq and seating. Parking for 4 cars. Beautiful new kitchen.
Grand Bend, a tiny town on the shore of Lake Huron, expands into one of Canada’s best beach getaways during the summer season. Soft sand, stunning sunsets, and a commitment to the environment that earned it a coveted Blue Flag certification for water cleanliness and safety, draw visitors to Grand Bend Beach. Along with its Lambton Shores neighbors of Southcott Pines and Port Franks, it features an extensive waterfront and easy access to the biodiversity and outdoor activities of Pinery Provincial Park. The town’s name comes from the nearby bend in the Ausable River, which splits the lakefront into the quieter South Beach and the popular — and often crowded — main beach, where you’ll find volleyball courts, a playground, and an accessible splash pad.
The closest airports to Grand Bend are the Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport (YZR), 50 minutes away, and London International Airport (YXU), 45 minutes away. However, both Detroit Metro Airport (BTW) and Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) are a little over two hours’ drive from Grand Bend and receive flights from most major airlines, giving many more options. You can book airport shuttles to the Lambton Shores area or rent a car. Once in Grand Bend, it’s helpful to have a car for getting to further away spots like Pinery Provincial Park, but is not necessary for day-to-day beachgoing or running errands around town.
While the stunningly clear lake and soft, sandy beaches may remind visitors of a tropical vacation, Grand Bend’s climate stays distinctly Canadian. You should pack a sweatshirt even in summer, and plenty of warm clothes any other time. Temperatures peak in the summer months, with July’s average high close to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, but the lows stay cool, with the average rarely above 60. By the time the crowds leave in the winter, the average highs stay significantly below freezing. The warm summer months also bring humidity and rainy days, so bring an umbrella and plan at least a few indoor activities.
This long stretch of sand wraps around the clear, clean waters of Lake Huron. With lifeguards on duty, a splash pad and playground for small kids, and a boardwalk and volleyball nets for big ones, Grand Bend Beach offers room for everyone to spread out and enjoy the scenery.
Getting out on the water is a big part of the draw here. Grand Bend’s fun extends right past the shore and into the lake, where local outfitters get visitors moving on the water by parasail, wakeboard, waterski, or tube. You can also rent paddleboards, jet skis, and time on water trampolines.
Just south of Grand Bend, a warren of walking and bike trails (and, in winter, ski trails) takes visitors through the richly biodiverse ecosystems, while various human-powered boat rentals let you explore the wetlands. You can see more than 300 bird species and 800 plant species in the rare and fragile grassy oak savanna and coastal dunes, which the park is designed to preserve.