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North Avenue Beach

1600 N. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60614
312 747 0832
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1600 N. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60614
Lincoln Park
312 747 0832
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I live on Chicago's Gold Coast, three blocks from North Avenue Beach. It's a frequent destination on warm, sunny days for a couple of retirees to stroll into Lincoln Park, cross the pedestrian bridge, then walk along the beach and watch adults...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time. All sorts of people there all getting along. Water was clear as a bell. Only negative was the nasty rest rooms. Will still go back.

Thank Neil W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had every intention of going to Oak Street beach, but passed it up on our drive. We happened upon North Avenue, and it was perfect for us. We were concerned about parking, so we arrived a little after 9:30 am. Honestly, it was perfect...More

Thank Addie S
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place for people of all ages to enjoy! Life guards are on duty and the beach is clean. Also so easy to go for a stroll or ride along the bike pathways & not have to worry about City traffic. Easy walk from any...More

1  Thank Cynmueller
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Great area with the perfect view into Chicago. Great place to take a picnic and spend the day being mesmerized by the beach.

Thank IndySig
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The water was absolutely amazing and it was so peaceful to just sit and enjoy. Lots of people walking. Swimming areas available. Police on site. However the boat house on the beach was closed for the season and therefore no bathrooms were available. Cant beat...More

1  Thank courtneytheminim2016
Reviewed 24 March 2017

For those who love the beach this is a nice place. Not too much to do except sit on the sands or hang out for informal dining. Great city views from here. I wouldn't spend more that 30 mins to 1 hour here except you...More

Thank MissMot
Reviewed 2 March 2017

North Avenue Beach is a great recreation area in Chicago. In the summer it is alive with beach volleyball and sunbathers as well as hikers, bikers, etc. on the bike trail that flanks the beach area.

Thank casa1234
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

One of our major beaches in Chicago, along with Oak Street Beach. Always packed, and there are many activities from volleyball, stand-up paddle boarding, jet skiing, etc. For my friends that are unsure if we have beaches in Chicago, this has always been the beach...More

Thank T G
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I have to say I was very surprised to find a beach in Chicago right on the edge of the lake. The beach is super clean and was not super busy beyond the people using the lakefront trail. Nice place to visit.

Thank jehenson81
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through
one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park
boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a
free zoo open to visitors year-round. This
pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks,
row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln
Park itself borders the lakefront area offering
peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline.
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Jen M
29 May 2017|
Response from T G | Reviewed this property |
I'd go with Oak Street beach! It's more of a mature crowd there vs North Ave having a younger crowd. If you want to have fun, and do things like volleyball, bike tour, jet ski, etc. Then North Ave is it, but Oak Street is... More
6 January 2017|
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Response from N M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I just saw this when it was no longer relevant....all the beach facilities are generally closed, fencing is up, and no volleyball nets remain but you CAN walk onto snowy, icy, sand whenever you like before 11pm... More