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Montrose Beach, Chicago

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Montrose Beach is located in Chicago. Work out when and for how long to visit Montrose Beach and other Chicago attractions using our handy Chicago vacation planner.
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  • Really impressed with this dog beach. We typically go on weekdays to avoid the weekend crowds. Our dog is obsessed with the water. So nice to have a fresh water beach. She has been to a few dog beache...  more »
  • It is an amazing place in the middle of the city. From here views f downtown are just spectacular. And parking is for free and beach volleyball is always fun. There is also a beach for dogs here! Coul...  more »
  • Often gostim with spouse daughter in Chicago and be sure to go to Montrose Beach to see raccoons. They live there right on the coast among the rocks. Walk along the shore, poshurshite package with chips or popcorn and necessarily to sound vygljanut due to stones couple cute faces.
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  • Huge, clean, family-friendly beach on the north side. More family oriented than north avenue beach. Great lake front access with smaller crowds.
  • Great beach, might be my favorite in Chicago. I would have liked to see some food trucks there though. Also has a fenced in dog park on the beach
  • Great beach & park. Many running events are held here. Parking is usually not a problem. They have free parking and pay lots.
  • Really nothing bad to say. Beautiful manmade beach on the lake. Lots of family and friends bbq'ing in the grassy areas. A must visit for any tourist in Chicago if the weather is nice.
  • Great for runs and hangout on a beautiful day. I prefer the weekdays as to avoid tourist. We usually take Belmont harbor trail and walk North to Montrose Beach, amazing. I recommend it.

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