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Ohio Street Beach

400 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611-4308
+1 312-747-0832
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A bar in the sand

Public beach in the middle of the city, and a bar right on the sand with friendly staff. Great for... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2016
IslandDiversHawaii
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Oahu, Hawaii
A beach in the city !

So close of all those sky scrapper WHATTTT A nice landscape ... 2 min from the navy pier this is... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
Alexandre C
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“great beach” (8 reviews)
“navy pier” (21 reviews)
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400 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60611-4308
Near North Side
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+1 312-747-0832
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Public beach in the middle of the city, and a bar right on the sand with friendly staff. Great for a swim and a beer with friends. My favorite stop on this trip.

Thank IslandDiversHawaii
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

So close of all those sky scrapper WHATTTT A nice landscape ... 2 min from the navy pier this is the perfect beach to made a stop on that hot day ! we spent only 1 hour on our trip to go at the beach...More

Thank Alexandre C
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Owned a condo in this neighborhood (with an unobstructed view of Navy Pier and Lake Michigan!) for 10 years. LOVE Chicago. But I moved out of state and didn't get back enough to warrant keeping it, so I sold. Lifelong Chicago area resident (now relocated.)...More

1  Thank Sigma62
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

A very neat beach right at the center of downtown Chicago (or just off Navy Pier). I found the beach to be clean and pleasant. Chairs can be rented and there’s a café/bar nearby. No showers, though if one was industrial/desperate enough – a 10min...More

1  Thank funtobeme
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Well kept, easy to get to, a very nice beach. Lake Michigan is a wonder in itself, and this beach is very much a part of downtown Chicago, Lake Michigan, and more.

Thank MikePromotes
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

When it comes to urban beaches, Ohio Street Beach was just rated as one of the top ten. It is located next to North Avenue beach. Enjoyable urban beach with skyscrapers as a background, soft sand and Lake Michigan water is one of the most...More

Thank autremonde
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

We stumbled upon the Ohio Street Beach by accident as we were coming from the Navy Pier - had no idea it was there but very glad we found it! Very clean, chairs for rent, and a nice little cafe right there. We were there...More

Thank Jeff Z
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

One of the smaller beaches in Chicago, Ohio Street beach can also lay claim to being one of the cleanest. I walked past this beach when walking along the Lakefront trail and this beach seemed really lovely. Much more family friendly, but there were also...More

2  Thank Jvalliant
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

This small beach is right in the heart of the tourist area of downtown Chicago. It was a quick stop on our walk along Lake Shore Drive. Now we can say we've put our toes in Lake Michigan! Many boats park off the beach on...More

3  Thank EB0320
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

The people of Chicago are so fortunate to have such a lovely beach! I can't believe how easy it is to go for a swim in Lake Michigan. I love this place!

3  Thank Peggy W
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