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Oak Street Beach, Chicago
(4.3/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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  • Fun in the sun. Chicago is unique that it's a big city near the beach. Walk along lake front trail and you'll find plenty to do. Oak Street Beach is nice because there's a spot to grab drinks and hang...  more »
  • I was staying at the Drake and took a quick walk over to the beach. It was beautiful as always but I was so sad to see it so littered with trash and debris. The views are spectacular and it was packed...  more »
  • On the 4th, after visiting 360 Chicago and seeing the beach from the top we decided to walk there and see how it was. It was very fun and the views are gorgeous but the water was FREEZING. It was alre...  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!