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“pollution central”
Review of Oak Street Beach

Oak Street Beach
Ranked #63 of 649 things to do in Chicago
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Owner description: Great place for water sports and biking.
Geneva, Illinois, United States
Level 6 Contributor
361 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“pollution central”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

typically closed due to polluted water. people leave garbage all over. i will not take my kids back. alot of fights seem to be at this beach. not family friendly and not well patrolled.

Visited August 2012
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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“What a view!!!!”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

Well, if your running, walking, biking or fishing along the lake or even seeing a movie with a Chicago scene the car in the movie is always shown here. The curve in Lake Shore Drive views great architecture

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Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beach with a view”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

Being from the east coast I always miss the ocean but Lake Michigan with the city skyline of Chicago in the back ground is one of my favorite ways to spend a day!

Visited June 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beaches”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

This is the best beach in Chicago. It's closer to downtown, less crowded than North Ave and has nice sand (I know, it's probably the same sand as other beaches in chicago, but I feel like it has less trash and debris or something!)

Visited September 2012
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Chicago, IL.
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“great beach!”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Great beach to hang out at on a hot summer day. They have a small resturant that offers most beach bar food and the best part about this beach is that much of the riff raff/ high school kids trying to drink stay up at North Ave. beach. Technically, alcohol isn't allowed but I've been there at least 20 times in 4 years and have drank every time and never had a problem. As long as you are under control, not visibly intoxicated, no one will say anything. OH! and this beach is much cleaner than some of the others in the city... (dirty Grand st beach)

Visited July 2012
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