I'm still fascinated by the fact, that such a huge city with skyscrapers has a beach. Or more like the fact that you can spend a day at the beach and when you turn around you see the strength and omnipotence of the city. Very unusual when you're on a beach and expecting palm trees and nature waiting behind you.And guess what else is awesome about this beach? It's fresh water. Remember? It's a huge lake not the ocean. So no salt and burning eyes.I only went at night to take some nice photos from the skyline so no one was around and was very very relaxing to be out in the dark on an empty beach. I just hope this beach doesn't have too many people coming during the day
This beach has something for everyone. If you just want to relax, you can soak up the sun and check out the great views of Chicago from the south end of the beach. If you want to be a little more active, there are beach volleyball courts, paddleboarding & jet ski rentals, or you can always run along the Lakeshore Path.
North Avenue Beach is a Chicago hotspot in the summer. It gets very crowded, but the area is large and can fit large amounts of people. Police are always patrolling the area so I always feel safe. It is fun for a group of friends in the summer to gather together then head to other events in the city like street fests.
North Ave beach is pretty much the heart of the Chicago summer. Bring some drinks and be ready for volleyball, crowds, grilling, and chilling.
Gone here many times. The Chicago Air & Water Show is a must-see!!! (Usually mid-August)