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North Avenue Beach

1600 N. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60614
312 747 0832
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  • Average9%
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“great beach” (14 reviews)
“water show” (10 reviews)
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1600 N. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60614
Lincoln Park
312 747 0832
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beach with all kinds of activities. You can rent a bicycle and ride along the lakefront or you can go swimming while lounging on the sandy beach. The Castaways provides food and drinks with a great view of lake, beach and buildings

Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to Chicago many times, so this time we said we wanted to hit a beach. Man, we should have been doing this all along. Clean, well groomed beaches, the water is clear, a little cold, but the waves are fun. Great views of the...More

Thank Ryan Becky J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's was busy when we arrived, waiting for the Chicago history museum to open. Great view, lots of activities like water sports and beach volley ball.

Thank HockLye
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 7 July 2017 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 6 July 2017

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

1  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 14 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
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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Keri M
16 August 2017|
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Response from RusPat_704 | Reviewed this property |
If you are thinking about driving for the sir and water show, parking is restricted and you will not get a spot there. Access is free. However at other times, There is limited parking at the beach. You would need to take... More
Jen M
30 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
7 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