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Oak Street Beach

351 Reviews

Oak Street Beach

351 Reviews
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Alex B wrote a review Nov 2019
Providence, Rhode Island728 contributions163 helpful votes
I was actually surprised by how nice this lakefront beach was, considering its relative proximity to the Loop. Lots of people were playing volleyball at the nets, and plenty more were sunbathing or swimming – I guess the lake stays warm enough for swimming even to the end of September. The portion of the Lakefront Trail that runs along the beach was packed to the gills. All in all, this is probably a prime piece of real estate in the heat of summer for Chicagoans, but I found it great even as a visitor in early autumn. Bonus points to this place for offering awesome photo ops of the city skyline.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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MosseTurku wrote a review Oct 2019
Turku, Finland2,006 contributions412 helpful votes
We visited the beach on a stormy and rainy day, so the beach was deserted. The beach is close to the center of town so I can imagine that it's quite crowded on a warm day There's a running and biking path running along and northward of the beach all the way along the concrete beach and all the way to the North Avenue Beach. It seems to be especially popular amongst runners.
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Date of experience: October 2019
AFD1UK wrote a review Aug 2019
Watford, United Kingdom12 contributions4 helpful votes
Went to the beach on a Thursday morning around 11am and lots of free places on the beach. It’s a clean beach and lots of lifeguards which was handy to keep an extra eye on the children. We left for lunch and returned at 3pm. Although busier, there was still room to put a towel down without feeling overcrowded. The lake itself is lovely. It was a bit choppy today but the kids enjoyed jumping in and out of the waves.
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Date of experience: August 2019
munchkin wrote a review Aug 2019
Chicago, Illinois128 contributions121 helpful votes
I came here with a friend and her daughter. The beach is always fun for children and the six year old had a ball. This beach is much nicer then the one at North Avenue, not as much litter and no glass pieces. My complaint is how many people were there, cheek to jowl so to speak. It's nice that they have beach equipment for rent. Lounge chairs with cushions are $10 for the day, and big, sturdy, umbrellas are $20 a day. Cabanas are also available. A day is considered to be 9 to 5.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Jessica M wrote a review Jul 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio92 contributions31 helpful votes
We stayed at the drake and this beach was across the street and nice. Rented chairs and umbrella for $40. Also had a snack shack with food and drinks that took credit.
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Date of experience: July 2019
3 Helpful votes