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Grand-Isle is a small town situated on a barrier island of the same name, located at the mouth of Barataria Bay where it meets the Gulf of Mexico. The town has a full time population of approximately 1,500 residents, but during summers, that number increases to over 12,000. Grand Isles only connection to the mainland is a causeway bridge, located near the west end of the island, which connects to Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Grand Isle State Park is located on the east end of the island and is the only state-owned and operated beach on the Louisiana Gulf Coast. This beach is frequented by people from the Greater New Orleans area. Grand Isle is called "The Sportsmans Paradise," and offers surf fishing, pier fishing, boat fishing and is home to more than a dozen chartering services. The island has several marinas and bait shops and many small competitions and fishing rodeos during the summer months. Other Grand Isle special events include the Independent Mardi Gras Parade, the annual Grand Isle Art Exhibition, usually held in April and an annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration. Grand Isle has been repeatedly hit by hurricanes throughout history. Hurricane Katrina hit the island very hard in August, 2005, destroying or damaging homes and camps along the entire island. Large waves damaged the bridge linking Grand Isle to the mainland and a month later, the island was further affected by Hurricane Rita. By mid October of that year, many businesses were already opened on the island.

Grand Isle Vacation Rentals

Grand Isle Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Days Inn Cut Off18434 Hwy 3235Galliano, LA22.7 mi.(985) 475-7107

Grand Isle Weather & Climate

The extreme southeast corner of Louisiana  along the Gulf of Mexico, has a moist, semi-tropical climate. Warm winds from the Gulf of Mexico keep the temperature fairly even year round. Southern Louisiana is hot and humid for the majority of the year, with well over 180 days of sunshine annually. Some snowfall can occur in the state in winter, but it is very rare. Southern Louisiana, especially in the Grand Isle area, has been repeatedly pummeled by hurricanes throughout history. On average, the region has been affected by tropical storms or hurricanes every 2.68 years since 1877, with hurricane direct hits on average every 7.88 years.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 63°F 43°F 5.03 in. -
February 65°F 45°F 4.54 in. -
March 71°F 53°F 5.54 in. -
April 76°F 59°F 4.59 in. -
May 83°F 66°F 2.99 in. -
June 88°F 72°F 4.04 in. -
July 90°F 73°F 6.60 in. -
August 89°F 73°F 6.22 in. -
September 86°F 70°F 5.60 in. -
October 79°F 60°F 3.69 in. -
November 71°F 52°F 3.99 in. -
December 65°F 45°F 3.47 in. -

Grand Isle Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Houma Terrebonne airport (HUM) located about 45 miles northwest of Grand Isle in Houma, Louisiana, the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International airport (MSY) located approximately 55 miles north of Grand Isle in New Orleans, Louisiana, and finally the Lakefront airport (NEW) located roughly 57 miles north of Grand Isle in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Grand Isle Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
City Park Carousel GardensNew OrleansLA51.5 mi.
Six Flags New OrleansNew OrleansLA51.5 mi.
Celebration StationMetairieLA55.4 mi.
Water Parks
Waterland U.S.A.HoumaLA49.2 mi.
Blue Bayou Water ParkBaton RougeLA109.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Tidelands Golf & Country ClubGallianoLA22.2 mi.
State Parks
Grand Isle State ParkLA5.7 mi. 
Louisiana State MuseumNew OrleansLA51.5 mi.(History)
Musee Conti Wax MuseumNew OrleansLA51.5 mi.(History)
Louisiana Children's MuseumNew OrleansLA51.5 mi.(Children's)
DDay MuseumNew OrleansLA51.5 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Aquarium of the AmericasNew OrleansLA51.5 mi.
Audubon Park and Zoological GardenNew OrleansLA51.5 mi.
Greater Baton Rouge ZooBaton RougeLA109.0 mi.

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