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Grand Isle (Louisiana)

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Grand Isle (Louisiana)

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Grand Isle [1] is in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. It is a barrier island connected to the mainland by bridge/causeway.


Get in[edit]

Air

The closest major airport is Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans. It is about 2 hours and 40 minutes away

Car

Grand Isle is located at the southernmost terminus of Louisiana highway 1, about 65 miles south of Raceland and Houma.

Weather[edit]

Grand Isle has a humid subtropical climate moderated by sea breezes and its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. Winter and spring are the dry season, and the monsoon (wet) season occurs in summer and fall. Winters are cool and sunny, with highs around 60F and lows near 42F. Springtime sees pleasant, sunny weather, with highs of 75F and lows in the 50sF. Summer is humid and sees highs of 90F and lows of 80F, with frequent thunderstorms and the risk for tropical storms. Fall is slightly less humid, with highs in the 80sF and lows between 60-70F. However, there is a risk of hurricanes in the autumn. Tropical flora, such as palm trees, are quite common in Grand Isle.

Get around[edit]

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Grand Isle State Park has a nice beach on the Gulf of Mexico. The water temperatures range from the 50sF in the winter to around 80F in the summer. Spring and fall sees water temperatures reach between 66-75F degrees.

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At Grand Isle State Park, there is canoe and kayak rental.

  • Grand Tarpon Rodeo [2] fishing rodeo late July

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  • Blue Dolphin Inn, (985) 787-3697. Offering beachside cottages and camping areas.
  • Grand Island Suites, (985) 787-3515, [3]. Beachside. Also offers camping areas. Rates starting at $59.
  • Landry House, (985) 787-2207. A bed and breakfast.

Get out[edit]

Port Fourchon is an interesting stop, on highway 1 back to the mainland. Houma is the closest sizeable town. New Orleans is about 100 miles away via highway 1 and U.S. 90.

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