Destination guide

Summer jaunts with the family to Grand Bend

Grand Bend's powdery shorelines are often content to let their Blue Flag status do the talking. Forever magnetizing sun seekers during the warmer months of the year, the town buzzes with life from May to September. Tanning bodies recline as the dappled swells of Lake Huron lap against the yellow-hued sands, and ad hoc live music shows erupt in the evenings in the waterside parks. Grand Bend vacation rentals combine with a clutch of hearty Ontarian eateries to make the place a prime stomping ground for family travelers, while watersports and motorcycling routes add something for the more adventure-inclined.

Things to do

Grand Bend _ more than just sands

Grand Bend vacation rentals aren't just your ticket to two of the most acclaimed summertime beaches _ Main Beach and South Beach _ in Ontario. They are also your chance to enjoy a whole medley of wholesome enjoyments. There are regular shows at the hearty, timber-clad Huron Country Playhouse. There's petrol-headed action over on the Grand Bend Motorplex. And, for those more interested in times past, there's the Lambton Heritage Museum, for an introduction to the unique cultural history of this quiet corner of Canada.


Shaking off the sands in Grand Bend

There's rarely a dull moment on the daffodil-colored sands of Grand Bend _ at least not in the summer months when the resort is in full swing. You can whiz across Lake Huron on jet skis and private-hire boats then, or dangle in the air as you paraglide atop the waters. Motorcycle touring around the empty roads that ring the shores is also possible for those who've brought the Harley in tow, while live music and hearty meals in the Canadian bistros beckon when the evening takes over.


Grand Bend - summer days on Lake Huron

There's no question that it's the summertime that brings the crowds to the sparkling beaches of Lake Huron. Grand Bend vacation rentals close to the shore are always at their most coveted between the months of May and September, when the Ontario sun comes out and temperatures crank up. That's also when the regular live music shows, farmer's markets, and cultural performances will take place in the streets and local playhouses, making it the top time to plan a family break for sure.

Natural features

Grand Bend hugs the lakeside

Grand Bend arches its way around the southern side of Lake Huron. The waters of that Great Lake roll in and wash across the town's clutch of Blue Flag beaches. They are sandy and backed by mounds of grass-topped dunes, offering all the best summertime sunbathing and swimming spots. The town also hosts the Pinery Provincial Park, where a narrow canal runs through looming groves of oak trees, wildflowers burst to life on the banks, and there are boardwalk nature trails for spotting rare migratory birds along the Huron shores.

Where to stay around Grand Bend?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 64 vacation rentals near Grand Bend. From 37 Cottages to 26 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Grand Bend for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Grand Bend?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Grand Bend. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lakeside Spa: 134 vacation rentals
  • Grand Bend Marina: 134 vacation rentals
  • Grand Bend Beach: 137 vacation rentals
  • Pinery Provincial Park: 116 vacation rentals
  • Grand Bend Motorplex: 132 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Grand Bend listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Grand Bend?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 37 Cottages in Grand Bend. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Grand Bend include:

  • Houses: 26 rentals available
  • Cabins: 37 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 37 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Grand Bend?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 5 vacation rentals with pool available in Grand Bend. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.