Grand Isle (Louisiana)
The closest major airport is Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans. It is about 2 hours and 40 minutes away
Grand Isle is located at the southernmost terminus of Louisiana highway 1, about 65 miles south of Raceland and Houma.
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.
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.
At Grand Isle State Park, there is canoe and kayak rental.