"It's about living in Coastal Grand Bend"

It’s about drinks at sunset and living in flip-flops. It’s about soaking up the sun while relaxing at the beach. It’s about catching the right wave, the right wind, or the right fish. It’s about meeting artists & entrepreneurs, purveyors of one-of-a-kind shops and stumbling upon some of the best character filled eateries.


This dreamy beach town embodies the slow life, where you can spend your well-earned relaxation time on its pristine white sand beaches from sunrise to stunning sunset. It has become one of the most sought after communities in Ontario for retirees and families alike because of its friendly laid back attitude, small town charm and abundant amenities.


Water is the substance of life, so it is understandable why we are fascinated by it. You could send a whole day watching it; surfing, boating and swimming it. Caught in its spell, you can close your eyes and dream of living it. And because of its crystal clear blue waters, Grand Bend Beach has been awarded the much coveted, international, Blue Flag Beach designation.


The culinary culture in Grand Bend is both inviting and varied. Most eateries are within walking distance of the beach and provide a gourmet mix of dining experiences for the discerning foodie in everyone. From comfort foods, local inspirations and fast foods to spicy fusions, fine dining and sweet treats, everything you can imagine is offered here.


Find that hidden gem or that perfect hand crafted gift. Discover trendy fashions, unique home décor, beautiful accessories and perfect souvenirs. From one-of-a-kind boutiques and art galleries to retail chain stores, Grand Bend has plenty of unique and fun shops to explore. And don’t miss the amazing selection of local fresh produce at the Farmer’s Market.


Plan your perfect day with a little surf & turf. Early morning golf with the boys followed by boating with the family. Or for the adrenaline junkies there’s parasailing, sky-diving, cart and drag racing. And if surf is your obsession, then try the exhilaration of surfing, kite sailing, sailboarding and jet skiing or just chill with a tranquil afternoon of SUP boarding, scuba, snorkeling or fishing. You’ll never get bored in Grand Bend!


With a full calendar of artistic events, performances and festivals, Grand Bend is set for exciting live entertainment and rocking good times. Enjoy the sunset as you catch a free performance at the Rotary Stage. Dance the night away at one of the many pubs or enjoy a live production at the Huron Country Playhouse. And nothing’s more groovy, than a drive in movie, at The Starlite.


Connect with natural and eco-experiences at Pinery Provincial Park. There are hiking and biking trails in the warmer months and groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe trails in the winter. Enjoy camping, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hydro biking and much more. And as a special treat, there is the extraordinary biodiversity of the extremely rare and fragile Oak Savanna and Coastal Dune Ecosystem.

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