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“Busy, Pleasant Beach.”
Review of Grand Bend Beach

Grand Bend Beach
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Grand Bend
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Guelph, Canada
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127 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Busy, Pleasant Beach.”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Grand Bend Beach is generally clean and sandy. Some pollution may occur on windy days but the County monitors water quality daily during the summer. Because of low lake levels, deep water is far from shore. There are change rooms close to the large pay parking lot which fills quickly on holidays. This beach is best enjoyed on weekdays when it is not so busy. Bring an umbrella because there is no shade.

South Beach on the south side of the river is free, but there is very little parking and there are no lifeguards. It is great on weekdays. Nearby there are two lovely art galleries displaying excellent local art. Purdy's Fish restaurant serves deep fried perch right off the fishing boats, and fries with slaw at picnic tables beside the river; great for a quick snack.


Visited August 2013
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Baden, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice Beach”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Always a great place to visit. The beach is spacious though busy as it's popular. There is a good playground for the kids if they want a break from the sand. Fairly clean washrooms/changerooms. Parking is paid in the main lot but where don't you have to pay for parking these days.

The main strip down to the beach has lots of little shops and spots to grab a bite. Neat to wander up there when you're tired of laying on the beach.

Visited July 2013
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Brampton, Canada
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful beach not too far away.”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Clean and family friendly beach, we really enjoyed our time at this great place in Ontario, we have an amazing time, we were able to bring our own food, but there are plenty of places to eat.
Will go there every year for a weekend of relax.

Visited September 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice beach for one day fun”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Nice beach with lovely sand. We came in early to get a good parking spot. My kids enjoyed the beach a lot. Will get really crowded so catch your spot as soon as you come in. The place is complete with well-maintaines amenities with lots of shops and restaurants close by. I missed to see the sunset. Will definitely come back.

Visited July 2013
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Windsor, Canada
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“Nice beach for short stays”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

The Grand Bend beach is a nice place for short stay beach activities. The beach enjoys long kilometers of sand. The area near Grand Bend main street is always crowded, especially on week-ends. If you like to have more privacy you'd better walk a bit to the north and I believe there are other entrances there as well.

Visited August 2013
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