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Grand-Beach is a village of less than 150 residents located in Harbor County in the southwest portion of the state, near Lake Michigan. Harbor County includes the towns of Michiana, New Buffalo, Three Oaks, Union Pier, Lakeside, Harbert and Grand Beach. The little town of Grand Beach began as a shooting preserve in the early 1900s and was later promoted as a resort community, which it remains today. The area is filled with upscale homes that surround a private country club, and the village of Grand Beach is also home to the Grand Beach Nature Preserve. Harbor County is anchored by two public beaches; New Buffalo at the southern end and the Warren Dunes State Park on the northern end. Many local township beaches can be found in between. Three golf courses are also located in the area and hiking trails and camping can be found in Warren Woods State Preserve and Warren Dunes State Park. The latter is also considered to have the areas' best sand dunes and is home to "Tower Hill." Other area attractions include swimming, boating and fishing, wind surfing, biking, antique shopping and dining in quaint small towns.

Surrounding areas: New Buffalo, Michigan (2.9 mi), Union Pier, Michigan (6.6 mi), Lakeside, Michigan (8.2 mi), Three Oaks, Michigan (9.8 mi), Harbert, Michigan (11.0 mi), Sawyer, Michigan (13.2 mi), Bridgman, Michigan (17.1 mi)

Grand Beach Vacation Rentals




Grand Beach Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Harbor Grand Hotel111 W Water StNew Buffalo, MI2.9 mi.(269) 469-7700
Comfort Inn New Buffalo11539 O'brien CtNew Buffalo, MI3.1 mi.(269) 469-4440
Edgewood Motel18716 Ln Porte RdNew Buffalo, MI3.1 mi.(269) 469-3345
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Buffalo11500 Holiday DrNew Buffalo, MI3.1 mi.(269) 469-1400
Creekwood InnRt 30-35 At I-94Michigan City, IN6.8 mi.(219) 872-8357
Golden Sands Motel4411 US 12 EMichigan City, IN6.8 mi.(219) 874-6253
Knights Inn Motel BLDG 30201 W KieffersMichigan City, IN6.8 mi.(219) 874-9500
Norbert Motel45 N SR 421Michigan City, IN6.8 mi.(219) 872-0993
Abc Motel3948 S FranklinMichigan City, IN7.6 mi.(219) 879-0335
City Manor Motel5225 S FranklinMichigan City, IN7.6 mi.(219) 872-9149
Hampton Inn4123 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN7.6 mi.(219) 879-9994
Holiday Inn Of Michigan City5820 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN7.6 mi.(219) 879-0311
Super Eight Motel5724 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN7.6 mi.(219) 879-0411
Travel Inn Motel3944 S Franklin StMichigan City, IN7.6 mi.(219) 872-9441
Days Inn Michigan City3934 North Frontage RdMichigan City, IN8.9 mi.(219) 879-1150
Comfort Inn3801 N Frontage RdMichigan City, IN9.0 mi.(219) 879-9190
Country Inn & Suites3805 N Frontage RdMichigan City, IN9.0 mi.(219) 879-3600
Red Roof Inn110 West Kieffer RdMichigan City, IN9.2 mi.(219) 874-5251
Arbor Hill Inn263 W Johnson RdLa Porte, IN9.5 mi.(219) 362-9200
Al And Sally's Motel West3221 W Dunes HwyMichigan City, IN9.6 mi.(219) 872-9131
Black Hawk Motel3651 W Dunes HwyMichigan City, IN9.9 mi.(219) 872-8656
Sands Inn1630 Maple StMichigan City, IN10.6 mi.(219) 872-0717
Moonglo Motel1408 E LincolnwayLaporte, IN11.7 mi.(219) 362-3217
Cassidy Motel3845 N State Rd 39Laporte, IN11.9 mi.(219) 362-6536
Holiday Inn Express-Laporte100 E Shore CTLaporte, IN11.9 mi.(219) 326-7900
Mayflower Motel2652 W SR 2Laporte, IN11.9 mi.(219) 362-2092
Hampton Inn Of Laporte1777 W Hi-Point DrLa Porte, IN12.3 mi.(219) 362-6100
Ramada Inn444 Pne LK AveLa Porte, IN12.3 mi.(219) 362-4585
Super 8 Motel438 Pinelake AveLa Porte, IN12.3 mi.(219) 325-3808
Super 8 Sawyer12850 Super DrSawyer, MI13.2 mi.(800) 800-8000
Super 8 Motel418 Council DrChesterton, IN16.6 mi.(219) 929-5549
Econo Lodge713 PLZ DrChesterton, IN17.8 mi.(219) 929-4416
Hilton Garden Inn501 Gateway BlvdChesterton, IN17.8 mi.(219) 983-9500
Indian Oak Inn West BLDG558 Indian BoundryChesterton, IN17.8 mi.(219) 926-2200
Spring House Inn303 Mineral Springs RdPorter, IN18.6 mi.(219) 929-4600
Holloway Motel2340 E US HwyHamlet, IN19.2 mi.(574) 867-9021
Wildwood Motel6660 E Old 30Hamlet, IN19.2 mi.(574) 867-6020
Candelwood Suites2567 Marquettewood RdStevensville, MI22.0 mi.(269) 428-4400
Hampton Inn5050 Red Arrow HwyStevensville, MI22.6 mi.(269) 429-2700
Hampton Inn6353 Melton RdPortage, IN22.7 mi.(219) 764-1919

Grand Beach Weather & Climate

Northwest Indiana has a four-season climate typical of most of the Midwest, with a few exceptions due to its proximity to Lake Michigan. Cold air passing over the warmer lake water induces precipitation in the lee of Lake Michigan in autumn and winter. As a result of this phenomena, heavy winter precipitation, especially snowfall, can amount to as much as 76 inches, compared to 14 inches in the south. Lake-related snowfall and cloudiness can extend to central Indiana in winter, driven by strong northwesterly winds. In the spring, daily maximum temperatures decrease northward in northern Indiana because of the cooling effect of the Lake. Average daily minimum temperatures in autumn are higher in northwestern Indiana near the warmer lake surface than farther south.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 29°F 13°F 1.57 in. -
February 32°F 15°F 1.35 in. -
March 43°F 24°F 2.22 in. -
April 56°F 34°F 3.13 in. -
May 69°F 45°F 2.74 in. -
June 77°F 54°F 3.07 in. -
July 82°F 59°F 3.17 in. -
August 79°F 57°F 3.43 in. -
September 71°F 49°F 3.76 in. -
October 59°F 38°F 2.34 in. -
November 46°F 29°F 2.65 in. -
December 34°F 19°F 2.18 in. -

Grand Beach Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Porter County Municipal airport (VPZ) located about 24 miles southwest of Grand Beach in Valparaiso, Indiana, the South Bend Regional airport (SBN) located approximately 25 miles east of Grand Beach in South Bend, Indiana, the Gary Chicago International airport (GYY) located roughly 33 miles west of Grand Beach in Gary, Indiana, the Chicago Ohare International airport (ORD) located around 58 miles west of Grand Beach in Chicago, Illinois, and finally the Du Page airport (DPA) located about 75 miles west of Grand Beach in Chicago / West Chicago, Illinois.

Grand Beach Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Deer Forest Fun ParkColomaMI38.0 mi.
Sauzer's KiddielandScherervilleIN39.6 mi.
House of KicksChicagoIL44.2 mi.
Haunted TrailsBurbankIL50.7 mi.
JeepersHarwood HeightsIL53.7 mi.
KiddielandMelrose ParkIL55.2 mi.
Safari LandVilla ParkIL61.9 mi.
DinorexAddisonIL62.3 mi.
Enchanted CastleLombardIL62.8 mi.
DinorexArlington HeightsIL64.6 mi.
Adventureland Amusement ParkNorth WebsterIN64.7 mi.
Six Flags Great AmericaGurneeIL70.1 mi.
Indiana BeachMonticelloIN71.1 mi.
Santa's VillageDundeeIL80.2 mi.
DinorexCrystal LakeIL84.4 mi.
 
Water Parks
Racing Rapids Action ParkEast DundeeIL79.0 mi.
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI91.2 mi.
Splash Family Water ParkGrand RapidsMI100.4 mi.
Michigan's Wild Water Adventure Water ParkMuskegonMI104.8 mi.
Magic WatersCherry ValleyIL115.0 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Grand Beach Golf CourseGrand BeachMI 
Whittaker Woods Golf CourseNew BuffaloMI2.9 mi.
Michigan City Municipal Golf CourseMichigan CityIN7.0 mi.
Valley Hills Golf CourseRolling PrairieIN12.0 mi.
Birch Tree Golf CourseNew CarlisleIN16.2 mi.
Pebblewood Country ClubBridgmanMI17.2 mi.
Oak Tree Golf CoursePlainfieldIN17.6 mi.
Hamlet Golf CourseHamletIN19.6 mi.
Hanging Tree Golf ClubWestfieldIN22.7 mi.
Robbinhurst Golf ClubValparaisoIN22.9 mi.
Forest Park Golf CourseBrazilIN24.6 mi.
Forest Park Golf CourseNoblesvilleIN24.6 mi.
Course at AberdeenValparaisoIN25.0 mi.
Creekside Golf Course & Training CenterValparaisoIN25.0 mi.
Forest Park Municipal Golf CourseValparaisoIN25.0 mi.
Mink Lake Golf Course & ParkValparaisoIN25.0 mi.
Whispering Pines Golf CourseWalkertonIN27.2 mi.
Oaks Golf ClubSaint JosephMI27.9 mi.
Plym Park Municipal Golf CourseNilesMI28.4 mi.
Cressmoor Country ClubHobartIN28.9 mi.
Blackthorn Golf ClubSouth BendIN29.0 mi.
Elbel Golf CourseSouth BendIN29.0 mi.
Erskine Golf CourseSouth BendIN29.0 mi.
Robin Hood Golf ClubSouth BendIN29.0 mi.
Studebaker Municipal Golf CourseSouth BendIN29.0 mi.
Blossom TrailsBenton HarborMI29.3 mi.
Lake Michigan Hills Golf ClubBenton HarborMI29.3 mi.
Indian Ridge Country ClubHobartIN29.5 mi.
Indian Lake Hills Golf CourseEau ClaireMI29.8 mi.
Pipestone Creek Golf CourseEau ClaireMI29.8 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Swiss ValleyJonesMI52.1 mi.
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI62.2 mi.
Cannonsburg Ski AreaCannonsburgMI111.4 mi.
Pando Ski CenterRockfordMI112.4 mi.
 
State Parks
Warren Woods State ParkMI9.9 mi. 
Indiana Dunes State ParkIN14.3 mi. 
Warren Dunes State ParkMI14.3 mi. 
Potato Creek State ParkIN28.2 mi. 
 
Museums
Hesston Steam MuseumLaporteIN11.9 mi.(Technology)
Brauer Museum of ArtValparaisoIN24.8 mi.(Art)
Horn Archaeological MuseumBerrien SpringsMI26.5 mi.(History)
Northern Indiana Center for HistorySouth BendIN28.9 mi.(History)
Studebaker National MuseumSouth BendIN28.9 mi.(Technology)
South Bend Regional Museum of ArtSouth BendIN28.9 mi.(Art)
PullmanChicagoIL44.2 mi.(History)
Spertus MuseumChicagoIL44.2 mi.(History)
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian CultureChicagoIL44.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Online MuseumsChicagoIL44.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Peace MuseumChicagoIL44.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Spertus MuseumChicagoIL44.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Ukrainian Institute of Modern ArtChicagoIL44.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy MuseumChicagoIL44.2 mi.(Science)
Chicago Academy of Sciences Nature MuseumChicagoIL44.2 mi.(Science)
Field Museum of Natural HistoryChicagoIL44.2 mi.(Science)
Museum of Science and IndustryChicagoIL44.2 mi.(Science)
Illinois Railway MuseumChicagoIL44.2 mi.(Technology)
Museum of Broadcast CommunicationsChicagoIL44.2 mi.(Technology)
Art Institute of ChicagoChicagoIL44.2 mi.(Art)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN28.9 mi.
Lincoln Park Zoological GardensChicagoIL44.2 mi.
John G. Shedd AquariumChicagoIL44.2 mi.
Brookfield ZooBrookfieldIL54.4 mi.
Racine Zoological GardensRacineWI82.9 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI91.2 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN97.2 mi.
Milwaukee County Zoological GardensMilwaukeeWI104.2 mi.


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