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63rd Street Beach

Beach and Park
6300 S Lake Shore Dr (at Hayes Dr), Chicago, IL 60649, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM

Swimming is permitted only when lifeguards are present during beach season running the Friday before Memorial weekend and closing after Labor Day each year. During the season, swimming is permitted and lifeguards are on duty at all beaches from 11am - 7pm.


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    Genevieve G.
    "Beautiful Lakefront"(2 Tips)
    Craig N.
    "Great old beach house."(4 Tips)
    "Great private view of the city and lake from the pier."(3 Tips)
    Explore Chicago
    "Chicago’s 33 sandy Lake Michigan beaches."(2 Tips)
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  • lakefront
  • scenic views
  • free admission
  • picnics
  • biking
  • beach
  • lakes
  • piers
  • Lauren B.

    Great place to workout

    Lauren Bacon · September 29, 2015
  • j m.

    63rd Beach Monday No women's washrooms opened after 7:45pm Leaving public to use it outside. Thats Ludracris &Unfair!Clearly there's a difference:( Administration should care for others.

    j m · June 9, 2015
  • LáShaun B.

    Sunrise service then a nice lakefront walk. God is worthy!

    LáShaun Brown-Glenn · September 6, 2014
  • Prentice M.

    Sat and Sun at 8am to 9am Bootcamp (fitness) with the Col. It's year round.

    Prentice Marsh II · November 2, 2013
  • Craig N.

    A little bit of a hidden gem. Great old beach house.

    Craig Newman · September 2, 2013
  • Roderique

    Great private view of the city and lake from the pier.

    Roderique · August 24, 2013
  • Debra L.

    Just enjoy the beauty of the blus water. Have fun

    Debra Long · March 13, 2013
  • Craig N.

    Great view of the city. Cool beach house. Hidden gem.

    Craig Newman · January 5, 2013
  • Ceylan

    The bongos are enjoyable as well as relaxing.....

    Ceylan · December 2, 2012
  • David W.

    For videograpghers and photographers, there are some great options here.

    David Weathersby · September 22, 2012
  • Bridgett

    The bongos are enjoyable as well as relaxing.....

    Bridgett · July 9, 2012
  • Diamond-Chase

    Be very aware when visiting this beach. Shootings happen here often.

    Diamond-Chase · July 2, 2012
  • Chicago Park District

    Head to Nightmare at 63rdSt. Beach House Oct. 28-30 from 6:30 – 9:30pm. Set in the historic beach house, this haunted house features terrifying scenes spanning 2 floors. Ages 12 & up. $10

    Chicago Park District · October 14, 2011
  • ColonelTribune

    The view of the skyline is lovely. And peruse the dune restoration.

    ColonelTribune · September 16, 2011
  • Explore Chicago

    63rd Street beach is located in Jackson Park, one of Chicago’s oldest and most significant parks, designed by Olmsted & Vaux, who also designed New York’s Central Park. Read more

    Explore Chicago · September 14, 2011
  • Explore Chicago

    This free admission beach is one of Chicago’s 33 sandy Lake Michigan beaches. Read more

    Explore Chicago · September 14, 2011
  • Erik C.

    In all honesty don't come here on a weekend. You will be despised by the lifeguards

    Erik Clark · August 5, 2011
  • Genevieve G.

    It's Always All Love. Beautiful Lakefront, lots of picnic of my fave Chicago Beaches

    Genevieve Gonnigan · July 20, 2011
  • Kelly W.

    One of the best kept secrets in Chicago.

    Kelly Williams · June 13, 2010

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