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North Avenue Beach, Chicago

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  • It's was busy when we arrived, waiting for the Chicago history museum to open. Great view, lots of activities like water sports and beach volley ball.  more »
  • My wife and I live on Chicago's Gold Coast, three blocks from North Avenue Beach. It's a frequent destination on warm, sunny days for a couple of retirees to stroll into Lincoln Park, cross the pedest...  more »
  • We had a great time. All sorts of people there all getting along. Water was clear as a bell. Only negative was the nasty rest rooms. Will still go back.  more »
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  • Went for memorial day, it was crowded but there were plenty of police officers to check your bags and it made us feel safer about being there. Just don't stay too late into the day and you won't have many, if any problems. I'm about a 50 min drive from the beach and parking was somewhat expensive. We didn't know where the normal beach parking was, so we found a nearby parking garage.
  • It was fun we parked across from the beach near the zoos. Get there early to find good parking and so you can rent a volley ball net and ball and have some beach fun!!
  • The water and beach are amazing, love lake Michigan, plus it's a great location, only problem I see is they won't let you go very far, I was maybe only chin deep in water before getting yelled at by a lifeguard to move back, otherwise it's great!
  • Really enjoyed it there. Loved the music. Nice beach. Flat water for kids
  • Amazing views of Navy Pier and the Chicago skyline. The views also make running there much more enjoyable.

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