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“Not like it once was” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Beach Provincial Park

Grand Beach Provincial Park
PTH 12 & Hwy 59, Grand Marais, Manitoba R0E 0T0, Canada
204-754-5040
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“Not like it once was”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I had been a die hard Grand Beach lover for years and years. Time will change a person and it had been about 15 years since I last drove the 1 hour from WPG to the beach. The highway has not seen any repairs in years, The price is still very affordable to enter the park at $5 for the day. Some of the buildings look as if they have not been inhabited in 2 decades. The new boardwalk was the draw for us and it was fantastic. Long gone are the days of needing to be on the beach at 9AM. At noon on a beautiful Sunday the parking was plentiful and the beach was not at all crowded as it once was.
The sand was clean and white and the water was refreshing.

Visited August 2013
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“Great beach, too bad the water quality can be iffy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Will always be one of the best beaches in North America, however sadly the lake water quality is not as good as it used to be. Even if you have to stay out of the water, you can still relax with a long walk from the East to the West beach, or sit in the shade with an ice cream and people watch.
Recommend staying in the campground if you are in the area. They have large, well treed sites with trails and places to walk or bike.

Visited June 2013
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“Not a good time”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Way too much algae and too crowded on the beach. I hate it when you read all kinds of great reviews about a place and then when you get there you can't figure out what they were talking about! What kind of place has that many rules and regulations and dares to call themselves a fun place? I felyt very unwelcome by the uppity park police that were not helpful and very rude to talk to.

Visited August 2013
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“Beautiful Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Amazing sand and very close to the city.
However, the water can at times be a little dirty.
BUT, there are showers on the boardwalk to rinse off after a dip.

Visited August 2013
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“Awesome beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Grand Beach is probably one of THE nicest beaches in North America. The sand is fine and the bech is quite beautiful. There are volleyball courts, sailing and a camp ground near by. I have loved this beach since I was a youngster and will always return to it.

Visited July 2013
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