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Ohio Street Beach

400 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611-4308
+1 312-747-0832
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Expected a cleaner beach

I understand it was past normal beach season but the weather can be nice in October. Afraid to step... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
via mobile
Great swimming place in downtown Chicago

Definitely a place to visit during hot months while in Chicago. Small but nice beach which is great... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
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  • Very good50%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beach” (8 reviews)
“navy pier” (21 reviews)
400 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611-4308
Near North Side
+1 312-747-0832
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I understand it was past normal beach season but the weather can be nice in October. Afraid to step in sand; wasn't sure what might step on. City of Chicago need to make effort to keep the beach clean. Hope other beaches are better.

Thank taylorcoots
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Definitely a place to visit during hot months while in Chicago. Small but nice beach which is great for nice morning swimm!

Thank Vuopalat
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a nice sandy spot where you can dip your toes (or more) into the Lake, look no farther. Ohio Street Beach is very pleasant. Home to the Big Shoulders 2.5k/5k swim each September, Ohio Street Beach is a very pleasant respite...More

Thank Derek F
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Service was horrible. Waitress ordered wrong sandwich for my husband. Waited 15-20 minutes for it to come. The Mediterranean salad is small, served in what looks like a metal mixing bowl and was NOT good. The waitress never checked on my lunch at all (I...More

Thank aimeelynn1981
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great time here on a recent trip to Chicago - or at least my six year olds did (which is the same thing). Really handy for Navy Pier and a very nice, fun atmosphere, both in the morning and the afternoon. Recommended.

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Our girls loved this beach. Went in morning about 9:30. Several others there. Clean, relaxing. Short walk from our hotel at Michigan and Huron.

1  Thank jccjrkc
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I really like spending a little bit of time relaxing, walking, and having fun on the Ohio Street Beach on Chicago's lakefront.

Thank veronicagriffith56
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Less crowded; still a good outdoor food place for beers, etc. Great views; easily accessible (no cars).

Thank SuperChief49
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited the Ohio Street Beach , we came down for my birthday and were staying at the W Hotel. I adored the little restaurant Olivia's ,but when I went to stick my toes in the water, I noticed how filthy the...More

Thank Pawlowskiam
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We got to the beach via walking on the underpass on Ohio Street. The beach has two sections - the larger one is for people and a section for dogs to enjoy Lake Michigan. The beach was very clean. The view of the city is...More

Thank Diane K
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