Beach Safety

Follow all Public Health Guidelines for COVID-19. 
Do not visit if you do not feel well or have been instructed to self-isolate.

Grand Bend Beach Patrol

All Grand Bend Beach Lifeguards are certified through the Lifesaving Society and tested annually on waterfront rescues. Beach Patrol provides public education, patrols the beach by foot and in towers, inspects the beach for hazards, administers first aid, searches for missing people and performs water rescues.

Beach Patrol hours for the 2021 Season

Mid-June to Labour Day Weekend

Monday-Thursday: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday-Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Holidays: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Jumping and Diving From the Pier

This is a dangerous activity and is prohibited.  The Pier has the potential to create structural currents.  Do not put yourself, or first responders at risk.

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Umbrellas and Tents

Umbrellas that are 2.4m (8 feet) in diameter are permitted. They must:

a)    Be erected vertically (not laying in the sand)
b)    Be at least 3m (10 feet) apart from another umbrella
c)    Not block the view of lifeguards

Tents are not allowed. 

Postings and closures

Beach warning flags

The Grand Bend Beach uses warning flags along the shoreline. Beach Patrol is on duty if a flag is being used. Different coloured flags communicate current swimming conditions.

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Flag Colour

Swim Conditions

Green Flag - good conditions

Green Flag

Good conditions, no unusual hazards.

Yellow Flag - moderate conditions

Yellow Flag

Moderate conditions, swim with caution.

Red Flag - unsafe swimming conditions

Red Flag

Danger! Swimming not advised.

No Flag - no patrol on duty

No Flag

No Beach Patrol Officer on duty.

Beach Water Quality

Visit the Beach Water Quality page for more information. 

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