The water is flowing at Buckingham Fountain, which means summer has arrived. Chicago beaches open Memorial Day weekend and are packed with volleyball players, lifeguards, families, and ice cream carts until Labor Day.
There are 26 miles of clear, open lakefront and plenty to do along the shoreline. Find a quiet spot to read, cookout on the grills, or bike to your favorite spot. If you’ve got a dog, there are a few sandy places to bring your loyal companion too. The Lake Michigan water is chilly, but dive in because the waves are oh so refreshing in the humid summer heat.
We’ll get you started, whether you’re looking to join the crowds or a discover a place off the beaten path, with these 10 beaches in Chicago. Don’t waste any time, winter’s over and we should all be celebrating the warm weather.
Note: This map is arranged from north to south.Read More