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North Avenue Beach

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Address: 1600 N. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone Number: 312 747 0832
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Not For Everyone, But Great For People Watching

This city beach has some great qualities. It is easily accessible by bike and public transit. It is popular. It's perfect if you enjoy beach volleyball. Many people don't care... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Crystal L
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Anchorage, Alaska

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Anchorage, Alaska
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76 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This city beach has some great qualities. It is easily accessible by bike and public transit. It is popular. It's perfect if you enjoy beach volleyball. Many people don't care for the type of crowd here, or how crowded it can be. I can see how that could be annoying to some people if you are looking for a peaceful... More 

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Thank Crystal L
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of fun with the kidos. Stopped after long car ride. Very refreshing change from the usual midwestern and city views

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Thank Carrie S
Buffalo, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We visited North Ave Beach while on a girls trip this past summer. The beach itself was beautiful with lush sand and little boardwalks to allow you to walk on the sand without burning up your feet. The water itself was quite cold, but on a 90 degree day in July you certainly needed it. We had lunch and drinks... More 

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Thank AWATERMAN09
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

My favorite spot in Chicago. Beach/lake views along with the skyline. There is a restaurant on site as well as fast food. Chairs/umbrellas available for rent. Parking is limited to small lot and the Lincoln Park Zoo (pretty hefty). Free Wi-Fi on the beach. Have always found it to be clean & safe.

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Thank Betsyo21
Indiana
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Plenty of parking manicured beaches and plenty of babes walking around,the food was very good price was expensive bring your own if you don't like paying 2 dollars for water and 7 dollars for a hotdog ,nothing like a Chicago beach we take pride in our beaches....

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Thank Lxyzeroomer
Pune, India
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107 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Great place to sp me the evening during summer. They also have a bike track along the beach. We can also see a great view of the Chicago skyline.

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Thank aniket91
Chicago, Illinois
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830 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This beach is the main venue for the Chicago Air and Water Show. It is a beautiful clean beach with a great view of Chicago. It can get pretty crowded in the summer. Best thing about the beaches in Chicago - is that they are all free.

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Thank Diane K
Austin, Texas
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101 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is not my fav beach in the CHI but the VIEW is great. Quite a diverse crowed can be found here and towards the end of the day the amount of trash deserves a thumbs down but after a cool walk on Magnificent Mile it is a cool spot in the city.

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Thank Alexandra K
Las Vegas
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105 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Very cool place to just hang out. If you're into volley ball there's a vast number of nets to join in on the fun. There's a restaurant with terraced views.

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Thank 0505LiveLife2014
Spokane, Washington
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86 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

very cool beach and park. easy to get to with public transportation and it gives great views of the city. There is this neat chess pavilion as well. Lots of bikes and joggers and dogs. Lovely visit.

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Staying in Lincoln Park

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.