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Oak Street Beach

1000 N Lake Shore Dr, Oak St and Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL 60611-5303
312-747-0832
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Great beach with awesome city views

We have been here multiple times its a great place to go and relax. Its very busy place so plan... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Krunal P
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Chicago, Illinois
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Rent a bike and ride along the lakeshore. Kind of bummed the cool restaurant that was there turned... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
HenLi
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Rockford, Illinois
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Great place for water sports and biking.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great beach” (14 reviews)
“lake michigan” (23 reviews)
“clean beach” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
1000 N Lake Shore Dr, Oak St and Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL 60611-5303
Streeterville
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"great beach"
in 14 reviews
"lake michigan"
in 23 reviews
"clean beach"
in 6 reviews
"clear water"
in 3 reviews
"nice sand"
in 3 reviews
"navy pier"
in 18 reviews
"great people watching"
in 5 reviews
"hancock building"
in 5 reviews
"big city"
in 6 reviews
"the magnificent mile"
in 9 reviews
"downtown area"
in 4 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 4 reviews
"john hancock"
in 3 reviews
"few hours"
in 5 reviews
"lincoln park"
in 4 reviews
"sunny day"
in 3 reviews
"the windy city"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

We have been here multiple times its a great place to go and relax. Its very busy place so plan accordingly. Water is relatively cold of course and lot of water plants so not as clean as some other places but its a good location....More

1  Thank Krunal P
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Rent a bike and ride along the lakeshore. Kind of bummed the cool restaurant that was there turned into a more of serve yourself. But stop for a beer, and ride on.

Thank HenLi
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Summertime stop with loads of people and activities galore. Always clean and safe. Great way to beat the heat in a big city.

Thank JLo5424
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Staying here just in the sand with a sandwich, your swimsuit early in the morning, for one hour, 5 minutes or an afternoon, only at 5 minutes from Michigan avenue...Amazing !

Thank Emmanuel R
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Oak Street beach cozies up by the bend in Chicago's Lake Shoe Drive. It is possible to rent lounge chairs and umbrellas in the summer. There is a bar and restaurant there also. It can get very very very crowded in the summer. Huge diversity...More

Thank smdyl
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Oakstreet is small but in a classy location. Every beach has a different personality just as the neighborhoods do. I liek eating and having drinks at the beach or riding my bike and soaking up the sun. Walk over and hang out by the water....More

Thank kathleene777
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

A cool little beach just north of the main cbd. We started our lakeside walk from here and finished at the pier

Thank JasonDoz
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Beautiful and chilling beach. The sidewalk's made up of many line (a bike one as well of course) and the beach hosts many beach volley courts and much room for anything else. And of course, loving skyscrapers, what better than the Hancock Building and others...More

Thank Alexandros P
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Never been to Oak Street Beach, but what a gem! Just off Lakeshore Drive and Michigan Avenue. You are right on the water! I guess from I’ve been told, this is the beach to visit. There’s the bike and track path, so be careful crossing....More

Thank Herminio G
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Friends took down to this beach to spend a Saturday afternoon. The water was perfectly clear. the beach was busy, great people watching.

Thank etre1
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enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you
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amysehl
15 August 2017|
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No, but volleyball welcome.
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lekha s
21 March 2017|
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Response from 197marian | Reviewed this property |
Entrance to beach is free. You have to pay for food & drinks.
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mraz294661
24 July 2016|
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Response from 197marian | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on what time you come, the earlier the better. Also, it gets very crowded for the Air & Water Show.
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