The three of us went on a little family holiday to Grand Bend last week. We stayed at a relatives cottage. We had a great time. The new waterfront upgrades are very nice. DS is 2 and he loved it.
It is a great place to go for a day trip or even if you are still looking for a reasonable summer getaway you can still rent a cottage up there.(I saw signs with phone #'s) It was nice having the grocery store close by. The one day it rained, so we drove up to Godrich.
The play area and splash pad are located behind the beach house and do not take away from the beach at all. We will be going back for another visit soon.