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Ohio Street Beach

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Neighbourhood: Near North Side
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Address: 400 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611-4308
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+1 312-747-0832

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Nice Beach

This was part of the places we visited at Chicago. We walked from our hotel when it was cool in the evening. We didnt do much here . We just stayed around for about 30 minutes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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151 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was part of the places we visited at Chicago. We walked from our hotel when it was cool in the evening. We didnt do much here . We just stayed around for about 30 minutes watching other people have fun! Its a good beach for families and pets!

1 Thank MissMot
Springfield, Illinois
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1,002 reviews
235 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

On eof the beautiful beaches in Chicago's Lake Michigan shores. Easy to get to, but other beaches (like Oak St) are better in my opinion

Thank Clevlander
Oahu, Hawaii
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Public beach in the middle of the city, and a bar right on the sand with friendly staff. Great for a swim and a beer with friends. My favorite stop on this trip.

Thank IslandDiversHawaii
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82 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

So close of all those sky scrapper WHATTTT A nice landscape ... 2 min from the navy pier this is the perfect beach to made a stop on that hot day ! we spent only 1 hour on our trip to go at the beach and it worth ! Clear water and nice view perfect mix ! The only thing... More 

Thank Alexandre C
Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Owned a condo in this neighborhood (with an unobstructed view of Navy Pier and Lake Michigan!) for 10 years. LOVE Chicago. But I moved out of state and didn't get back enough to warrant keeping it, so I sold. Lifelong Chicago area resident (now relocated.) Ohio Street Beach is less crowded than Oak Street Beach and has a restaurant on... More 

Thank Sigma62
Denver, Colorado
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176 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

A very neat beach right at the center of downtown Chicago (or just off Navy Pier). I found the beach to be clean and pleasant. Chairs can be rented and there’s a café/bar nearby. No showers, though if one was industrial/desperate enough – a 10min walk to Navy Pier and there is fountain park – where kids or anyone can... More 

Thank funtobeme
St. Petersburg, Florida
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101 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Well kept, easy to get to, a very nice beach. Lake Michigan is a wonder in itself, and this beach is very much a part of downtown Chicago, Lake Michigan, and more.

Thank MikePromotes
Glenview, Illinois
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127 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

When it comes to urban beaches, Ohio Street Beach was just rated as one of the top ten. It is located next to North Avenue beach. Enjoyable urban beach with skyscrapers as a background, soft sand and Lake Michigan water is one of the most popular, if not the most popular, beach in the City. Sun lover, bicyclists, strollers and... More 

Thank autremonde
Miamisburg OH
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We stumbled upon the Ohio Street Beach by accident as we were coming from the Navy Pier - had no idea it was there but very glad we found it! Very clean, chairs for rent, and a nice little cafe right there. We were there on a Saturday and a Sunday, the only downside I see was the music on... More 

Thank Jeff Z
Brooklyn, New York
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809 reviews
301 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

One of the smaller beaches in Chicago, Ohio Street beach can also lay claim to being one of the cleanest. I walked past this beach when walking along the Lakefront trail and this beach seemed really lovely. Much more family friendly, but there were also younger people not in the family way here. It wasn't chaotic like North Ave Beach... More 

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