North Avenue Beach

1600 N Lake Shore Dr (btwn Fullerton Pkwy & North Ave)
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 742-5121
11:00am - 7:00pm
11:00am - 7:00pm
11:00am - 7:00pm
11:00am - 7:00pm
11:00am - 7:00pm
11:00am - 7:00pm
11:00am - 7:00pm



  • Enjoy the serenity of the lake front in the morning and get the hell outta here by 10am unless you want to be bombarded by suburbanites & tourists
  • The Volleywood Beach Bash only happens once a missed it this time, but come next summer, you better be ready.
  • Drink lots of water and remember to apply sunscreen to the tips of your ears and nose, too! Theres a way to stay well.
  • Play some pickup volleyball. Casually execute the Maverick flex/watch check.
  • Great people watching, here.
  • In the Summer on Sundays after a Saturday of partying, people like to lounge on Chicago's most popular beach. You can play on the volleyball courts, grab a burger, drink at Castaways... Just enjoy!
  • Great place to spend vacation
  • Larger beach falling between the Oak street beach to the south and the Fullerton beach to the north. Volley ball tournaments held here!
  • Be sure to remember your hat and sunscreen. Chicago may not be the tropics, but it still has a wicked sun!
  • Spread out! There's plenty of room here, don't set up camp right on top of someone else.
  • Try Oak Street Beach if this one is too crowded just a short walk south. This and Oak Street are probably the best beaches in town.
  • Pick a volleyball court, walk up, introduce yourself and ask to join a game. Great way to meet new friends. Tip: courts 1/2 mile north of the boathouse are generally more open to people of all levels.
  • On the beach and great views. This is your Chicago spot! Amazing skyline and lake views along Lake Shore Drive. Oh yeah relax a great beach too.
  • Only go to Castaways if overpriced, questionable food, douchebag fray boys and annoying party girls are your thing.
  • Best beach in Chicago by far!
  • Great spot for relaxing on the beach... Great people watching - locals & tourists.
  • Always a great time at North Ave Beach
  • If you're looking to play 2's volleyball Vball Network sets up every Saturday and Sunday at the North courts (also known as the south Fullerton courts)
  • It's not just for summer. Take a long walk there during the winter months. Amazing sites! Dress super warm!
  • It's open till 11p for just sitting on the sand and is a beautiful place to just sit and relax at night!

Nearby places

1603 N Lake Shore Dr (at W LaSalle Dr)
Lake Michigan Lakefront (at N Lake Shore Dr)
2001 N Clark St (btwn Fullerton Pkwy & LaSalle Dr)