Montrose Beach

4400 N Lake Shore Dr (btwn Lawrence Ave & Montrose Ave)
Chicago, IL 60640


  • You will not find parking on a good beach day. Either take the train or pay the $2.00 to park in the lot. A very popular beach indeed.
  • Go to the top of the little hill to fly your kite
  • Bring sunglasses so you can judge and not get caught!
  • The dog beach here is amazing and they even have poopie bags stocked in case you forget!
  • Bring your pup! Huge fenced dog beach.
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Big public beach, for swimming, volleyball, fishing and jet-ski action
  • Only part of the beach (Wilson north) is a dog beach. South of Wilson to Montrose is a regular beach. Feel free to bring food or eat at any of the couple restaurants or food carts.
  • Fun place. Nice picnic and beach area. Will be there again but with a padded blanket and more time!
  • Great place after sundown for some peace and quiet.
  • Great spot to watch the sunrise!
  • Great beach for little kids. The water is really calm compared to the downtown beaches.
  • Great lake side location to go running or just walk your dog.
  • Great place to play volleyball. Remember--no reason to lose if they keep score.
  • Nice beach. Usually a spot to sit and some tree coverage does provide shade. Bathrooms are a disaster
  • Nice lively place...
  • Fenced in dog beach
  • great beach!
  • Kayak Chicago and other watersports vendors are here, and you can frolic with Fido in the designated dog-friendly area of the beach.
  • Best Free Activities according to

Nearby places

200 W Montrose Harbor Dr
601 W Montrose Ave (at Lake Shore)
4400 N. Lake Shore Dr. (btwn Lawrence & Wilson)