Grand Bend's north beach is a Blue Flag Beach for the 2020 season*.
Grand Bend Beach consists of approximately 20 acres of beautiful sandy beach. Located in an urban and resort setting, Main Beach is enjoyed by residents and visitors alike, for many, it has become a generational destination. The area serving the beach is the exciting and vibrant downtown area of Grand Bend with dozens of restaurants, snack bars and more, all within walking distance. The beach has a wide range of amenities, including its new beach house which contains women's and men's washrooms, an accessible washroom, and concession booth, a viewing deck with stair and elevator access gives visitors a fantastic panoramic view of the lake, harbour and downtown. Fully trained lifeguards and staff monitor the beach daily from mid-June to September 3rd between the hours of 11 am to 6 pm during weekends and statutory holidays, and from 11 am to 5 pm weekdays. "User pay" parking lots capable of accommodating approximately 450 cars directly adjacent to the beach but the beach is busy so if there isn't room there, there are several other lots a short walking distance away. The Grand Bend Beach is situated on the shore of Lake Huron at the end of Main St. approximately 1km west of Highway #21.
*A Blue Flag beach is one that meets strict water quality and safety criteria. These beaches are certified annually as being clean, accessible, eco-friendly, and having great water quality! Swim Drink Fish is the National Operator for Blue Flag in Canada.
For more information, visit www.blueflag.ca
Photo by Jeanette Baillie