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Oak Street Beach

1000 N Lake Shore Dr, Oak St (1000 N) and Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL 60611-5303
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Fun beach setting, cold water

Walked down the Magnificent Mile in Michigan Avenue to the beach. The sand was so hot, the concrete... read more

Reviewed yesterday
via mobile
An awesome surprise in the city!

We knew going to Chicago that there were beaches, but we didn't really comprehend until we got... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Great place for water sports and biking.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice beach” (11 reviews)
“lake michigan” (20 reviews)
“clear water” (3 reviews)
1000 N Lake Shore Dr, Oak St (1000 N) and Lake Michigan, Chicago, IL 60611-5303
Gold Coast
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Walked down the Magnificent Mile in Michigan Avenue to the beach. The sand was so hot, the concrete walk was much cooler on the feet. The lifeguard said this was the best beach to jump off the side. Nothing to compare for us, but it...More

Thank wjwils
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We knew going to Chicago that there were beaches, but we didn't really comprehend until we got there how amazing it is to have the beach in the city. You can go from site seeing and shopping to relaxing in a few minutes. There is...More

1  Thank LHBeachNJ
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This beach is just your classic city beach....hundreds of people smashed into the sand. The water is never super clean as it's Lake Michigan along Chicago. The sand is hands down the hottest sand that has ever touched my feet. It's something about the city...More

Thank anlaley
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed spending several hours here. The sand is nice, the water clean and clear, and its a safe place--we did see an officer on a 4-wheeler in the sand, checking on people and checking coolers. Would definitely recommend bringing your family here on a...More

Thank JennioDesMoines
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful beach with the great Chicago skyscrapers as the back drop. Just north of here are more beaches if this gets to crowded. You have food options on the beach as well as some vendors.

Thank Jeremy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was a nice place to visit on the beach on Memorial Day. They had fresh on tap beers and clean bathrooms. People can play corn hold and watch the beautiful Lake Michigan while you chat with family and friends. Would visit again soon.

Thank Catie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the day down on the Magnificent Mile and decided to walk by the beach. Wow! The beach was covered in litter! Between the rocks were broken glass and garbage was floating out into the lake. This was Memorial Day weekend but the disrespect...More

Thank Michele H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are underground paths to access the walking trails and the beach without crossing traffic. Dogs seemed to be allowed to play on the beach off leash, which is nice. Running/walking/biking paths along the edge, then sand, then some concrete areas. Skyline on one side...More

Thank DAEsmae
Reviewed 10 May 2017

A small beach at Oak street. Near at city center and it is easy to reach. It is popular for locals and tourists.

Thank mmikko
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Stopped here briefly while driving around the city and its small but nice and feels like a legit beach. The views are nice of the lake and city.

Thank Brix510
Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of
Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The
original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion
here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic
mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also
find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred
restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping
fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The
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lekha s
How much cost per head?
21 March 2017|
Response from WindyCityTrvlr | Reviewed this property |
the only thing you would pay for is food, drink and beach chairs. unless you bring your own.
If I'm coming to oak street beach by car can I get some good parking without to much walking recently had foot surgery
24 July 2016|
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Response from Babssj2014 |
Get the park whiz app and see how close they can get you.
Is there a trolly bus or train between this beach and the J.W. Marriott, or that gets kind of close to either?
21 July 2016|
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Response from AdorableKim | Reviewed this property |
Uber for sure...super cheap drops you off exact...no need to look for parking :)