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Oak Street Beach, Chicago

(4.3/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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  • In the summer, when it's very hot, this beach is a real treat. Very well laid out, easy to reach from the center of the city, she gives a wonderful view over the towers of the city. The beach is clean. There are some snaks to eat. The best is to go there by bike on the bicycle trail that runs along the Lake on the entire length of the city.
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  • Oak Street Beach is a offers great views at any time of the year, but late Spring through Summer it is has an electric atmosphere. With the John Hancock and Navy Pier as a backdrop it is a wonderful p...  more »
  • In the HOT summers in chicago a must go place. HOT bodies good city views and close to Michgan ave shopping and eateries.Lot's of activities around,  more »
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  • This is our favorite beach. The proximity is excellent and you don't have to worry about a bunch of frat/sorority kids coming here. More of a relaxing beach that primarily only has city folk, no tourists or burbanites.
  • Ideal place to relax. Take a friend and sit by the water. Walk out north to the tip and see one of the best views of the city.
  • End of the Summer: Don't go. Staff was not engaged. Smell coming from bathrooms was awful. Mysterious leak coming through the southern end. Sit on the northern end if you must. Greenline was $12, which is ridiculous. Nachos sucked. Two stars for being outside on the beach.
  • It's very crowded here. Not really good for a relaxing beach trip, but good to go with a group of friends for social fun. You are bound to find another group to hang out with. Bring a football/ volleyball/ frisbee for a greater time. This beach does have large bathrooms
  • Nice place for sunbathing. Had fun riding the rental bikes on the paths to Navy Pier and Grant Park. There were a few detours and lots of foot traffic, but the views were priceless!