Grand Bend – Beaches remain closed. They are blocked off and barricaded. We await direction from the Premier of the Province.
Here is a message from the Mayor of Lambton Shores: Bill Weber
This year do yourselves a favour and visit the very Best Beach in all of Ontario! Summer of 2020 is delayed. The Municipal Road at the beach is closed, the baricades are up. In the event that we do open up, don’t miss your opportunity to join us! Make your reservations now!! Our restaurants and cottages for rent are all spruced up and ready to welcome you. Our store owners are offering new product for sale! The potatoes are being chipped and along with the burgers are ready for you at Denny’s and service started April 4th. The musicians have been hired and are waiting on the decks of the restaurants to entertain you. Deny’s Drive-In has opened for take out and that is a sure sign that summer is on its way. We all have our fingers crossed that Covid-19 does not hang around.
There will be no fireworks on the beach this July 1 – it will be a virtual event. The Canada Day Celebrations Committee will be releasing further details at a later date: “It’s time to make the hard decision to postpone the Canada Day Fireworks event on Grand Bend Beach. With physical distancing requirements we can not put people at risk. We are planning a virtual event watch for future announcements.” (See their Facebook post of May 25: https://www.facebook.com/grandbendfireworks/)
Book your hotels, B & B’s, cottages, camping spots now before they are all gone. Summer is a great season in our area. Come see our beach house and children’s water and play area (currently closed) and enjoy a free concert at sundown on the beach, including the great Valdy if you can imagine. Our 25 mile long sandy beach draws people to our town to swim and they stay to enjoy our restaurants and nightlife.
People of a like mind move to our community to advance their quality of life or just to love the continuous beaches, warm waters and sandy lake bottoms even if just for the afternoon. Do you want to take the family to a quiet beach where you can enjoy the sun and surf or do you want to join the crowds and see and be seen on Main Beach with thousands of others? The North beach at the west end of Main Street in Grand Bend is full of young sun worshipers. South beach, at the bottom of River Road over the bridge is full of families and more mature sun bathers enjoying watching the children and grand children run in and out of the water.
We have so much to offer visitors to our town. We have excellent shopping, fantastic food, golfing, skydiving, The Pinery Provincial Park with clean water and miles and miles of beches for swimming. Enjoy parasailing, water craft rentals, art galleries, live music and so much more. We are a thriving community with new housing developments starting all the time. We have a medical center that looks to be the focus on health. Our seniors have access to all that the town has to offer. We have wheelchair access sidewalks, an elevator at the beach house allows everyone access to the viewing area up top and the wheelchair friendly walkway across the beach area allows everyone to view our glorious sunsets and dip their toes in the water.