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Hours:
Open Daily

When to Go:
Weekdays

Seasonal Information:
Open May- Sept.

Important Information:
Alcohol is prohibited at the Oak Street Beach

Oak Street Beach, Chicago parks-gardens-sightseeing from Chicago Traveler

Quick Facts

  • The Oak Street Beach Chicago is a favorite with locals, and is located south of North Avenue Beach close to Downtown Chicago.
  • Less crowded than its nearby counterparts, there are volleyball courts and a spacious boardwalk at the Oak Street Beach in Chicago.
  • This tropical hub in Downtown Chicago is open to the public each Summer, and sits in the shadows of the Drake Hotel and the Chicago skyline.

Address:
1000 North Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60686
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Summary

Features: Oak Street Beach, just north of the Magnificent Mile, is one of Chicago's most popular spots to see and be seen. Oak Street Beach is a haven to inline skaters, cyclists, volleyball enthusiasts and, of course, sunbathers. The sandy beach is wide and concrete areas at either side are also popular for sunbathing and people-watching. 

There are concessions and restrooms, but no parking. At the south end of the beach, the beachfront Oak Street Beachstro serves steak, pastas, seafood, salads and sandwiches.

Why We Go: Clean, quiet fun on the shores of Lake Michigan at the Oak Street Beach Chicago IL.

  • Outdoor Fun: Less crowded than other Chicago beaches in the area, there is more room to stay active at the Oak Street Beach Chicago. Bring a football or Frisbee, and enjoy a jog on the spacious walkway at this popular Chicago beach near the Magnificent Mile.
  • Family Friendly: A top family attraction in Chicago, the Oak Street Beach offers plenty of room for kids to build sand castles and burn some energy on the shore or in the lake.
  • Scenery: The Oak Street Beach in Chicago sits in the shadows of the iconic Chicago skyline, which is mere yards away from this favorite Chicago beach Downtown.

Inside Knowledge: Pack a picnic, throw on some sunscreen, and play hooky from work at the Oak Street Beach Chicago. This favorite Chicago beach is less crowded on weekdays, giving you plenty of space to lay out and take in some some rays.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Enjoy a Cold Treat: Ice cream vendors frequent this top Chicago attraction often, so you can enjoy a cold frozen treat in the hot Summer sun at the Oak Street Beach Chicago IL. 
  • Do Bring a Frisbee: Dust off your college Frisbee skills and toss the disc around at the spacious Oak Street Beach Chicago.
  • Don't Miss the Fireworks: Occasional weekend fireworks at the nearby Chicago Navy Pier make for a great date night with couples, and families on vacation in Chicago can count on this classic American spectacle to dazzle their children.  
  • Don't Swim Too Far Out: Venture out too far in the waters of Lake Michigan and you're likely to hear the screeching whistles of lifeguards at the Oak Street Beach Chicago.