Awesome summer “beach” atmosphere! If you’re looking to find a summer beach within the confines of the city of Chicago, check out North Avenue!
Gone here many times. The Chicago Air & Water Show is a must-see!!! (Usually mid-August)
I love coming here to play volleyball. There are plenty of poles so you just need to bring a net and a ball. There's a great view of the skyline if you go out to the southern tip of the beach which extends further into the lake.
The most happening beach in Chicago full of events and beach volleyball courts. Also home of Castaways where you can eat and drink from atop of converted boat and people watch. You can rent jet skis, kayaks, paddle boards, and even jet packs.
This beach gets somewhat crowded during the summer making it uncomfortable. There is almost never any room to lay a towel down because it is the most popular beach
Cold but pretty and picturesque!! Walked our way from our Magnificent Mile / Michigan Avenue hotel towards North Ave Beach for a great shot of ChiTown Skyline Shots! Worth it!!
One of the best places in the US. Chicago is an amazing place to visit. North Shore is beautiful in the summer.
This is definitely one of the places to be on a warm summer day. Beachfront, volleyball nets, snacks available.
First visit to Chicago and had to see Lake Michigan. The beach was beautiful, clean and had attentive lifeguards. Enjoyed some time swimming and sitting on the beach. Great way to cool off after walki...
Nice beach with a pedestrian bridge that takes you to Lincoln Park Zoo. The parking lot at the Zoo is expensive. $35 for 5 hours but the zoo is no charge.