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North Avenue Beach

North Ave and Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60610
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North Avenue Beach - Chicago, IL


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""Annoying"" Lifeguards? 8/13/2010

Yes, North Beach can be crowded. Yes, parking is a hassle. It is still worth it. What better place to cool off on a hot Chicago summer day? more

Best of Chi 4/26/2010

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What do you want? 7/20/2007

So many people wish they could have access to a beach like North Avenue. Yeah, parking can be horrible if your looking to park right on the beach itself. What's the matter? Afraid of a little walk? Ever hear of public transportation? Someone dropping you off and picking you up? Parking away from the beach and walking offers you a view of a neighnorhood and community many could only wish to live in. Pros: Scenery, food, rentals, music, activities, attentive life guards. Cons: parking only if your looking to get close. more

NAB is a good time 7/9/2006

North Avenue Beach is a wonderful place to have a good time. The beach has a great view of the Chicago skyline and many different activities to partake in. But as I am writing this, I'd like to respond to the previous review. Although the lifeguards at North Avenue Beach may seem annoying to you, aldicks, their job is to keep the patrons in the water in front of their boat. I'm sure you are an Olympic swimmer, and probably think this rule does not apply to you. In my expirience as a lifeguard at North Avenue, I noticed that the majority of people who came to the beach could not swim. I'm asking you to please think about this. If the lifeguards were to allow patrons past their boats, there would be drownings. I'm sure you go to the beach with your yuppie friends and your cooler and your volleyball and think you own the place. Next time you are at North Avenue, respect the lifeguards, because they are sitting in their ""little rowboats"", baking in the sun, and putting up with your silly yuppie antics. Pros: scenic views Cons: parking more

Lifeguards, AH 7/22/2004

I love this beach, the only problem is the lifeguards are SO annoying. They sit in the water in their rowboats (only about thirty feet out) and yell at you if you try to swim past them. So, you can't even really get to the point where the water is above your shoulders. I like to SWIM, not stand in the water and these lifeguards are TOO uptight. Pros: Location, Beauty, Friendly People Cons: , Loud kids, Parking more

Oh, the summer crowds 6/20/2002

This beach is huge, well-maintained and right next to the city -- that's part of the problem. On a hot summer day, it gets jam-packed. Don't even try to drive. Take the bus and walk over -- or you'll be sitting in your car for hours. My favorite summer event here is the Air & Water Show -- it's unreal. Pros: Close to everything Cons: Too crowded more
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  • The Experience
    A cacophony of boomboxes, screaming kids and multilingual chatter fills the air, as North Avenue Beach bursts at the seams between Memorial Day and Labor Day. An even mix...

  • 5/9/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Daily: dawn to dusk
  • Neighborhoods:

    North Side, Lincoln Park