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Montrose Beach

4400 N. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60613
+1 773-363-2225
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My favorite beach in Chicago

Montrose is my favorite beach in Chicago, its clean and big enough to hold everyone without being... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ingrid-Clausen
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Chicago, Illinois
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Family fun not to be overlooked

Montrose Beach is simply large, with a long shallow walk out. There is a walkway to the water so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NYC-Chicago
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4400 N. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60613
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Montrose is my favorite beach in Chicago, its clean and big enough to hold everyone without being on top of each other. The bar is great and they have live music and ok food. You can rent paddle boards and kayaks in the beach. Lifeguard...More

Thank Ingrid-Clausen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Montrose Beach is simply large, with a long shallow walk out. There is a walkway to the water so it’s easier for strollers and shoes. A great volleyball area, a great cafe/grill, vendors too. Parking is easy with meters by park/lake region, not city. Spend...More

1  Thank NYC-Chicago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parking was difficult. Was also concerned about vehicle safety; on vacation and hadn't checked in yet, so the vehicle was full. There were a lot of single guys sitting in cars in the parking lot just watching the traffic, which is usually a bad sign....More

3  Thank Mbv9415
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

One of the less popular beaches (compared to Oak, Ohio, North, and Hollywood) but still so great. Fairly clean, great restaurant on location, decent bathroom facilities, kayak and SUP rentals, volleyball nets, lots of grass nearby, ample parking, close to the harbor, and a great...More

1  Thank Dale G
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Nice beach in Chicago , when we visit couple days ago there was one thing wich I don’t like. Very loud music on the beach - it was awful time for me. I talk with the lifeguard but he said he can not help me.

Thank ciprisam
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

The weather was wonderful although a bit humid so pack up those cold beers! There is a dog beach in which I visited which was incredibly fun. Happy dogs everywhere making new dog friends and playing in the water. The beach was also pretty clean....More

Thank Acespi02
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

A great place to spend some time alone, reading, with some friends, pets, have a picnic or just hang out. I loved the place. I would recommend you to bring some water and snacks, you may not find a lot of food options around. Also,...More

Thank Camila P
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Walked across the street from the sister-in-laws new place, thru the park and there's Lake Michigan. At the north end of Montrose Beach is this fenced area for people to bring their dogs to frolic in the sand and the water. Masses of dogs and...More

Thank Trav_LN_now
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Montrose Beach is a sandy shore, adjacent to many attractions, abutting the cool waters of Lake Michigan. Swim to chill off on a hot day, or bring your own food and beverages for a waterside sunset dinner. Grills abound for hamburgers, hot dogs, or the...More

Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

It ended being a double treat since next to Montrose beach is their dog beach. Our little doggie had a blast and so did we.

Thank Grace K
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Lil_Bonsai
5 June 2018|
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Response from NYC-Chicago | Reviewed this property |
The signs say no dogs allowed on this beach.
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Jahmellia J
23 May 2018|
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Response from geeman2159 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry, I have not been to the site in awhile... Unfortunately, I don't have an EXACT answer fro you because, I've have never had to use a dressing room or shower... . This is the contact info (FOR) Montrose... More
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Ramiro G
3 July 2017|
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Response from Gabrielle Q | Reviewed this property |
yes there is...but fills up early
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