10 Best Chicago Beaches for Families

If you’re planning a visit to the windy city, spending some time soaking up the rays along the coast is a must.

Here is a list of the ten best beaches in Chicago for families. Now you can spend less time planning, and more time with your toes in the sand! 

It’s one of the largest beaches in the area and boasts a beautiful view of the Chicago skyline from across Lake Michigan.

1. Montrose Beach

This beach is located within Burnham Park and offers an ADA-accessible playground, complete with a splash pad and climbing features.

3. 31st Street Beach (also called Margaret T. Burroughs Beach)

4. 12th Street Beach

Located on the edge of Northerly Island, this beach offers breathtaking views of Lake Michigan.

5. South Shore Beach

South Shore Beach is a popular tourist spot, offering plenty of sand and fun in the sun.

NAB Sports offers an open-air sports facility where you can catch a dodgeball tournament or watch some roller hockey.

6. North Avenue Beach 

Located near the Hyde Park neighborhood and Jackson Park, this gorgeous beach offers some fantastic cultural experiences.

7. 63rd Street Beach

Foster Avenue Beach is a great destination to enjoy the true relaxation that a day at the beach can offer. It's not as crowded as some of the other spots on this list, allowing plenty of room for lounging in the sand.

8. Foster Avenue Beach

This gem is located in the heart of it all and is a popular spot for the locals. It offers everything you could want from a beach, with the bonus of being close to downtown Chicago and the Magnificent Mile.

9. Ohio Street Beach

This picturesque beach offers a chance to check out the new ultramodern LEED-certified beach house and comfort station, which was inspired by the architecture of Chicago.

10. Kathy Osterman Beach

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