Cathy’s guidebook

Cathy
Cathy’s guidebook

Favourite things to do

Grand Bend and the surrounding area have wonderful opportunities for bicycling, hiking, beach time and wonderful dining.
This is a wonderful place to enjoy the sunset, or a sunny day.
SUN BEACH
This is a wonderful place to enjoy the sunset, or a sunny day.
Pinery has a wonderful trail system. Canoe and kayak rental in the park is a peaceful way to spend the day.
53 locals recommend
Pinery Provincial Park
9526 Lakeshore Rd
53 locals recommend
Pinery has a wonderful trail system. Canoe and kayak rental in the park is a peaceful way to spend the day.
Port Franks is a quiet beach spot if you want a bit of time near some wonderful sand dunes close to the cottage.
9 locals recommend
Port Franks
9 locals recommend
Port Franks is a quiet beach spot if you want a bit of time near some wonderful sand dunes close to the cottage.
Bayfield is a nearby community with quaint shops and some lovely restaurants and art galleries and exhibits.
36 locals recommend
Bayfield
36 locals recommend
Bayfield is a nearby community with quaint shops and some lovely restaurants and art galleries and exhibits.
Goderich has a wonderful boardwalk and beautiful beachfront restaurant if you want to explore further afield!
18 locals recommend
Goderich Main Beach
18 locals recommend
Goderich has a wonderful boardwalk and beautiful beachfront restaurant if you want to explore further afield!
Wine tasting at Dark Horse makes for a very enjoyable afternoon!
31 locals recommend
Dark Horse Estate Winery
70665 B Line
31 locals recommend
Wine tasting at Dark Horse makes for a very enjoyable afternoon!
Beautiful large sandy beach!
39 locals recommend
Grand Bend Beach
39 locals recommend
Beautiful large sandy beach!
Explore the art gallery which supports local talent.
Sunset Arts
Explore the art gallery which supports local talent.
Step back in time for an old-fashioned drive in movie experience. There are generally two movies back to back. Please ensure that you bring cash though!
17 locals recommend
Starlite Drive-In Theatre
36752 Crediton Rd
17 locals recommend
Step back in time for an old-fashioned drive in movie experience. There are generally two movies back to back. Please ensure that you bring cash though!
Small brewery that is a lovely stop on highway 21.
15 locals recommend
Bad Apple Brewing Company Ltd.
15 locals recommend
Small brewery that is a lovely stop on highway 21.

Restaurants and quick take out

While the BBQ on the deck is the quintessential cottage experience, sometimes a night out, quick bite in town or take out may be fun. Here are some thoughts.
Best take out pizza in town!
8 locals recommend
Riverbend Pizzeria
26 Ontario St S
8 locals recommend
Best take out pizza in town!
A fun stop for the kids when taking a break from the beach.
BeaverTails
14 Main St W
A fun stop for the kids when taking a break from the beach.
This is one of the best restaurants in town with a varied menu. It is a wonderful spot for special occasion dinners.
14 locals recommend
Fine-A-Restaurant
42 Ontario St S
14 locals recommend
This is one of the best restaurants in town with a varied menu. It is a wonderful spot for special occasion dinners.
This pub looks like a house, but has consistently good food and service.
11 locals recommend
Paddingtons Pub
18 Ontario St N
11 locals recommend
This pub looks like a house, but has consistently good food and service.