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North Avenue Beach, Chicago

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  • August 7, 2017
    This is a beach with all kinds of activities. You can rent a bicycle and ride along the lakefront or you can go swimming while lounging on the sandy beach. The Castaways provides food and drinks with ...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Been to Chicago many times, so this time we said we wanted to hit a beach. Man, we should have been doing this all along. Clean, well groomed beaches, the water is clear, a little cold, but the waves ...  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    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 »
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  • June 19, 2017
    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.
  • June 14, 2017
    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!!
  • July 9, 2017
    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!
  • June 6, 2017
    Really enjoyed it there. Loved the music. Nice beach. Flat water for kids
  • July 1, 2017
    Amazing views of Navy Pier and the Chicago skyline. The views also make running there much more enjoyable.

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