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'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
Fun place to hang out-always packed on the weekends! Join in on a beach volleyball game!
If you can't be on a boat in the summer you can always stop by north ave for beach volleyball and some sunnin!
Great fun during the summer time!
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.