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Kathy Osterman Beach

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Address: 5800 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611
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+1 312-747-0832

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Great northside beach without the crowds

Kathy Osterman was Alderman for Chicago's 48 Ward from 1987-1989, which included the Edgewater neighborhood, as well as parts of the Uptown neighborhood. She was then appointed... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2016
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

Kathy Osterman was Alderman for Chicago's 48 Ward from 1987-1989, which included the Edgewater neighborhood, as well as parts of the Uptown neighborhood. She was then appointed, Director of the Mayor's Office of Special Events. Named in her honor, Osterman Beach sits at the north end of Lake Shore Drive in the Edgewater neighborhood. Accessible on foot, or bicycle, the... More 

Thank Maninairport
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful beach! Its peaceful also, and water calm. Lucky me, i get to see it everytime i enter the Lakefront trail to start my run or bike rides. And great place to watch the sunrise.

Thank T G
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57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful beach on Lake Michegan (which is that big it looks more like an ocean). Nice little beach bar, golden sand, wifi! Loved it! Great way to spend a day on a not too crowded beach. Worth the train ride out of town

Thank JodieH1984
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

1. Good spot for summer time 2. You can spent time for Chinese Dragon Boat Festival 3. Spend time over there for moonrise during the Chinese Moon Festival 4. Walking distance to the restaurants 5. Good spots for the cook out party

Thank Ralph Z
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

This is a great alternative to the beaches (near the) downtown (area). It's not crowded at all and has restrooms, a place to eat and sometime there's music too. The north side of the beach is where the families are at, the south part is a gay part where mostly gay guys are. From Downtown, take the 147 to Ardmore,... More 

2 Thank Marksworld777
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201 reviews
68 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Visiting family nearby, we walked to the Kathy Osterman Beach for a day in the sun. Its a very nice beach. Not too crowded. There is a playground at the far end, so most people with children were concentrated in that area, while the other end was filled mainly with adults. There is a cafe and bar which is very... More 

2 Thank PaceJapan
Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2013 via mobile

This is a very nice beach, free, with concessions available during the summer. There are a couple of life guards on duty. Although busy on hot summer days, it's not packed. There is no parking, however, so you have to park a couple blocks away in a neighborhood or you can take the Red Line L train to Bryn Mawr... More 

1 Thank Karen G
Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed 23 February 2006

This crescent-shaped beach is at the northern end of Lincoln Park, where Lake Shore Drive curves and ends, and joins Sheridan Road. Not heavily frequented for some years, the beach is seeing increased popularity. Access to the beach is limited to foot-traffic, because there's no parking and really no nearby parking. You can reach the beach on public transportation, by... More 

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