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“A beach in the middle of a great city.”
Review of Ohio Street Beach

Ohio Street Beach
Ranked #104 of 683 things to do in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 September 2012 via mobile

As residents of a nearby building, we often stop by this beach to enjoy a few hours in the sun. If you like to swim in water that is more than chest deep, I would suggest finding another beach as the lifeguards tend to be quite restrictive. There is a distance swimming area along the nearby lake shore path, however the water is shallow there as well.

3  Thank talomas
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

I was here during the Chicago Air and Water Show so it was extremely crowded, but what a gorgeous place. The sandy beach is soft and the facilities are great. It's great to have a true sandy beach in the middle of the country! There are bicycle rental locations (vending machines, really. you insert a card and get a bike) and ice cream vendors and lots and lots of beach! Gorgeous views, and easy to get to from most downtown hotels.

2  Thank Alisha H
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

We loved this beach. Walking distance from the hotels we stayed at with a beautiful bike path along the water and a bike rental location right off the beach path. Water was clear and warm with gentle waves, perfect for swimming. We enjoyed this spot so much that we visiting twice during our 4 days in Chicago.

3  Thank Kyra S
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

We went to watch the practice for the Air and Water show. The only problem is there is not a bathroom facility anywhere close. Definite downside to staying at the beach for a couple of hours. We had to walk several blocks and a kind person let us in the key code only bathroom near the marina.

2  Thank julb817
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

We preferred this beach over Oak Street. The sand was softer and the water was much shallower, with no drop-off. The sand continued well out into the water without any rocks. Our kids loved it. No dedicated restrooms but there are facilities up in the Jane Addams park. Easy to access from Navy Pier and also the Oak Street underpass.

3  Thank Rather_Nomadic
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