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Ohio Street Beach, Chicago

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.4/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
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  • Nothing like coming to spend the day to this delicious little Beach in the middle of the city!... and enjoy the caffe olive with their snacks and cold, good choice of summer beers!
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  • To show no one would say that it is a beach of the Lake. Sand, clean, free beach, but if you want you can rent sun loungers. The seabed slopes gently and take a bath is pleasant. The skyscrapers then make it all the more enjoyable. You won't be disappointed.
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  • Public beach in the middle of the city, and a bar right on the sand with friendly staff. Great for a swim and a beer with friends. My favorite stop on this trip. 
  • I swim here in the summer about 2-3 times per week. The water doesn't warm up quickly so bring a wetsuit if you want to swim early in the season. There is a buoy line set up parallel to the lake shore path and then there's a 1/4 mile and 1/2 mile buoy further out. Water's only about 8 feet deep and stays fairly calm if the wind is out of the west. There are lockers (you need to bring your own lock) but they fill up quickly in the afternoon. It's also great to bring a water bottle to rinse the sand off your feet. I love swimming here.
  • One of the smaller beaches along Lake Michigan in Chicago. Overall the beach area is kept up very well. I go here in Saturday morning in the Summer to swim in the lake.
  • The beaches in Long Lake Michigan in both the outskirts of Chicago City are beautiful, clean and safe. The bike ride is a definite do.
  • Great view of the North side of the city, beach is nice, but there is way too many people!
  • In general this is the best centrally located beach for families and people who want to relax. Typically older more relaxed crowd, small but beautiful views.
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