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Montrose Beach, Chicago

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  • 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 di...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • We went to Montrose Dog Beach on our way out of the city and it was amazing! It is completely fenced, clean, and the dogs had so much fun! The fence even goes out into the water so dogs have to swim p...  more »
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  • Clean and well kept beach. The waves have recently started to create a huge puddle in the center of the sand, so there is like a sand bar when walking on the beach. It is swept every morning in the summer by large tractors with brushes to get rid of large debris (typically around 7-9am). The beach officially opens with Lifeguard staffed from 11am-7pm. Before and after then it is Swim at your own risk.
  • Awesome place to hangout with husbandy and the babies ! 🐶🐶😝 the place is clean and they have dog beach that in summer you’ll see lots of puppies! If your dog is not good with other dogs, I recommend bringing them to local dog parks first since there are too many dogs here and your dog and other dogs wouldn’t feel comfortable. And if your dog doesn’t listen to you to come back! I think you should do what I did, walk them with leashes for couple of visits then try to trust them more and see what they do here!
  • I love to take my photography students to this park, there is so much to photograph here. In summer the place is beautiful and in winter ever better when is very cold and the waves create beautiful ice sculptures.
  • Beautiful bike/walk/run path. no stop signs so it feels like you can walk for miles. Leads right to the city. Beach is always clean and unless it an insanely beautiful sunny day the beach never seems too busy. LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! Also great place to paddle board :)
  • This beach is OK. Restrooms are dirty and garbage can be seen everywhere. However itnis spacious and has a dog's beach. Can be very crowded on weekends. Food is not good.

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