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Montrose Beach

Things to do Uptown
4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Summer events in Chicago happen everywhere—even at the beach.

A fenced-off dog area at this 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.


Venue name: Montrose Beach
Address: 4400 N Lake Shore Dr

Cross street: between Wilson and Lawrence Aves
Transport: El: Red to Wilson. Bus: 78, 81, 151.
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A nice family and pet friendly "beach". if you want to hang out and enjoy the summer weather, it's a good place to be.

Dogs, dogs, dogs. This beach is great for those with a case of canine envy or those who just want to lay around in the sand. Volleyball is almost always in the cards. Bring sun tan lotion, because you'll probably be wanting to stay all day long.


You can do a lot at this family- and dog-friendly beach (and note: I don't have kids or dogs, but I still love Montrose Beach). There's almost always a volleyball tournament going on, and it's great for just wading out and out and out into the lake. Free parking is nearby (just get there in the morning), and there's also an amazing nature area where you can almost always spot a variety of bunny rabbits, butterflies, squirrels, birds, chipmunks... (can you tell I love critters?). Take your friends!