Grand Bend Beach

CURRENT COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS (updated July 16, 2021):
The province has moved to Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen plan as of 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 16, 2021. In accordance with current provincial restrictions, public beaches remain open with public health measures in place. Do not visit if you feel unwell. Please review the beach rules below before visiting and follow all other rules and restrictions on posted signs.

Reservations are not required for the beach. Paid parking is in effect.

The popular Grand Bend Beach welcomes thousands of visitors each year and offers a variety of restaurants, shops, and nightlife destinations along the town's main strip. Grand Bend has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s best beach towns and has been designated as one of Canada's prestigious Blue Flag beaches for over a decade.

Know Before You Go

Important information to know before visiting Grand Bend Beach

BEACH RULES:
- Tents, sun shelters, and canopies of all sizes are prohibited
- Single pole umbrellas with a diameter of 2.4m (8 feet) or less are allowed,
- Umbrellas must be erected in an upright position (not laying on the sand)
- Grand Bend Beach is smoke and vape-free
- No alcohol, glass or BBQs
- No dogs are allowed on the beach*
- Sports and sport equipment are not allowed on the beach
- Single person and two person inflatables are allowed. All other inflatables are not allowed

*Dogs are not permitted on the main beach during the beach season (May 1 - September 30). Leashed dogs CAN be on the North and South beach from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. AND 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Please be respectful to each other, staff and by-law enforcement. For additional information, please see the Lambton Shores Parks and Facilities By-Law.

Location
90 Main Street West
Grand Bend, ON N0M 1T0
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Updated Beach Rules

Before you visit Grand Bend Beach, please note that the following rules are in place for the safety and enjoyment of all visitors:

  1. Tents and canopies of all sizes are prohibited.
  2. Single pole umbrellas with a diameter of 2.4m (8 feet) or less are allowed, and must be erected in an upright position (not laying on the sand).
  3. Grand Bend Beach is smoke and vape-free
  4. No alcohol, glass or BBQs
  5. Sports are not allowed on the Main Beach in July and August. This includes (but is not limited to): Frisbee, football, volleyball, soccer, spikeball.
  6. Single person and two person inflatables are allowed. All other inflatables are not allowed

In addition, please remember:

  • Do not visit if you are not feeling well
  • Maintain a 2-metre distance from others
  • Wear masks when indoors, including public washrooms
  • Respect current gathering limits
  • Help us keep our beaches clean by not littering


Beach Rules at a glance

Please be respectful to each other, to lifeguards, staff and By-Law enforcement.

For additional information, click here or read Lambton Shores Parks and Facilities By-Law.

Parking
There are paid and free parking options available in Grand Bend. Learn more about parking locations and regulations.
Public Washrooms

Public washrooms at Grand Bend beach are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please note: masks must be worn inside washrooms. Washrooms will be temporarily closed throughout the day for sanitation and cleaning.

Highlights
  • Blue Flag Beach
  • Public Access
  • Lifeguards - lifeguards are now on duty at Grand Bend beach during beach patrol hours (see patrol hours)
  • Accessible Splash Pad
  • Playground
  • Concession Stand - closed for the 2021 season
  • Public Information Booth (formerly the concession) - currently closed 
  • Public Washrooms 
  • Outdoor showers and foot washing stations 
  • Grand Bend Rotary Community Stage
  • Shade Areas
  • Beach Boardwalk
  • Parking
  • Free lifejacket lending program (available at the Information Booth)
  • Free amphibious wheelchair lending program (available at the Information Booth)
  • Accessible beach mats
  • Municipally owned and maintained 
Grand Bend Beach Cams
Planning to visit today? Check out the Grand Bend beach cams before you head out!
Beach Safety
Lifeguards are on patrol at the Grand Bend Main Beach from mid-June until Labour Day. Visit the beach safety page to learn more about the beach patrol and other safety measures including our life jacket lending program.
Water Quality

Lambton Public Health takes water samples to monitor beach water quality. These samples are tested for high levels of bacteria, excessive algae growth, or other contaminants that could cause negative health effects associated with swimming. Warnings are posted by Public Health when the levels of E. coli exceed the provincial guidelines.

View current beach advisories.

Planning Your Trip
Before your visit, we encourage you to check out the Visiting Lambton Shores page to help you plan your trip.

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