The Guide to Grand Bend Area Beaches
It’s well known that the Grand Bend area has some of the best beaches in Canada. But you’re a beach bunny. You’re a beach bro. You want to know the lay of the land before you dive in. Here is our guide to Grand Bend area beaches.
1. Grand Bend’s Main Beach is steps from the main drag. It’s tricked out with an observation deck, splash pad and playground, boardwalk, gazebo, lifeguards, concessions, the whole nine yards.
2. The Main Beach is also Blue Flag. Never heard that term before? An international organization hands it out only to the absolute best beaches that meet strict requirements. It’s hard to get, and Grand Bend has two.
3. Pinery Provincial Park is a short trek south from Grand Bend and has nine beaches. Nine! Once you get a day pass you can also hike the nature trails or bring Scooby for the only dog-friendly park in the region.
4. Just north of the strip is the Port Blake Conservation Area. You want to play a quick round of aquatic football with your pals? Port Blake has you covered. It’s just off the beaten path and you need a day pass, so it’s perfect if you’re looking for something chill.
5. Grand Bend’s other Blue Flag is Bayfield’s Main Beach. A short drive up the highway, you can check out Bayfield’s main street and its gorgeous pier while catching some rays.
6. Ipperwash Beach is shallower than the others, making it just a bit warmer and perfect if you’ve got your brother and sisters in tow.
7. St. Joseph’s Beach is small and further north than the other beaches. Make your way here if the other beaches are busting at the seams.
8. On top of all this, Grand Bend also sports the most amazing sunset views. If you don’t want to leave, we don’t blame you.