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Ohio Street Beach

400 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611-4308
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Beach in the city

Nice beach with all the amenities- rest rooms, bars, music on the edge of downtown. Clean sand... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gary W
Enjoyable

I went on a sunny, pretty day and had great views. I walked along the shore, on the lake trail... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
hj99
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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400 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611-4308
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice beach with all the amenities- rest rooms, bars, music on the edge of downtown. Clean sand except for cigarette butts. Good atmosphere. Water looks clean.

Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on a sunny, pretty day and had great views. I walked along the shore, on the lake trail, and at the park next door. I went out a little bit into the water. It was relaxing and peaceful. I went during the week...More

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Reviewed November 30, 2017

A really nice but small beach on the edge of the city along the lakefront trail. Many sunbathers and swimmers here. A nice place to relax right next to the city.

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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

I understand it was past normal beach season but the weather can be nice in October. Afraid to step in sand; wasn't sure what might step on. City of Chicago need to make effort to keep the beach clean. Hope other beaches are better.

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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Definitely a place to visit during hot months while in Chicago. Small but nice beach which is great for nice morning swimm!

Thank Vuopalat
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Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a nice sandy spot where you can dip your toes (or more) into the Lake, look no farther. Ohio Street Beach is very pleasant. Home to the Big Shoulders 2.5k/5k swim each September, Ohio Street Beach is a very pleasant respite...More

Thank Derek F
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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Service was horrible. Waitress ordered wrong sandwich for my husband. Waited 15-20 minutes for it to come. The Mediterranean salad is small, served in what looks like a metal mixing bowl and was NOT good. The waitress never checked on my lunch at all (I...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Had a great time here on a recent trip to Chicago - or at least my six year olds did (which is the same thing). Really handy for Navy Pier and a very nice, fun atmosphere, both in the morning and the afternoon. Recommended.

Thank Andrew W
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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

Our girls loved this beach. Went in morning about 9:30. Several others there. Clean, relaxing. Short walk from our hotel at Michigan and Huron.

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

I really like spending a little bit of time relaxing, walking, and having fun on the Ohio Street Beach on Chicago's lakefront.

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Streeterville
Streeterville is where visitors head for play at Navy
Pier, a pseudo amusement park and development of
restaurants, shops, rides, and other activities.
You’ll find lots of action and excitement on the
docks. Along the pier, you’ll see the statue of the
captain for whom Streeterville is named. While you
enjoy your fair share of sightseeing at the pier, you
can also visit other popular attractions there such as
...More
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