If you're not at a summer festival, the beach is one of the most popular places in Chicago to cool off with your friends. Whether you just want to relax, hit a restaurant or play some volleyball with your bros, there's a spot along the Lake Michigan shore for you. Get out of your apartment and find the perfect spot to hit the sand with our comprehensive list of Chicago's beaches.
When do Chicago beaches open for the 2015 season?
Chicago's beaches open on May 22, 2015.
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If you need a beach vacay but can't get away right this second, head to 63rd Street Beach and its beach house, where kids can kite-surf, use free volleyball equipment and go berserk in the interactive spray fountain. Amenities: concessions, restrooms, playgrounds, life guard first aid station.Read more
Located near the Indiana state line, getting to Calumet Beach can be a bit of a journey. The beach connects to a sprawling park that offers an artificial turf soccer field and fields for football and softball. Amenities: concessions, restrooms, lockers, playground, life guard first aid station.Read more
A fenced-off dog area at this popular neightborhood beach provides a place for your pooch to run around. Elsewhere, visitors can play volleyball, sit under an umbrella or enjoy the free wifi. Amenities: concessions, kayak rentals, watersports rentals, restrooms, life guard first aid station.Read more
As one of Chicago's most popular beaches, North Avenue Beach features a unique beach house inspired by a beached ocean liner. Visitors can hit the volleyball courts, grab a snack or rent a bike. Amenities: concessions, lockers, kayak rentals, jet ski rentals, watersports rentals, restrooms, life guard first aid station.Read more