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Kathy Osterman (Hollywood) Beach

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Edgewater Beach, Chicago
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  • ivy t.
    "Gay beach full of tan boys in speedos or less."(2 Tips)
    Michael A.
    "Definitely not the straight beach!"(2 Tips)
    Aida G.
    "Loved it...clean, quiet and not ghetto."(3 Tips)
    Kariann P.
    "Let's keep it clean and free of the crazy peeps from North beach!"(2 Tips)
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  • Stephan G.
    Stephan GermainAugust 23
    Been here 5+ times
    Cool chill beach
  • Fred S.
    Fred SalchliJune 19
    Been here 5+ times
    Stay away. We like our private beach very much.
  • Melanie W.
    Melanie WatkinsJuly 13, 2015
    Not very crowded. Soft sand. Great for families too. Street parking is hard to find but can be done.
  • Aida G.
    Aida GonzalezJuly 6, 2015
    Loved it...clean, quiet and not ghetto.
  • Dustin H.
    Dustin HaleyJuly 2, 2015
    Gay Beach 😏
  • Miranda P.
    Miranda PowellAugust 9, 2014
    Beach is awesome, not too crowded, best sand!!
  • Matt T.
    Matt ThomasJanuary 24, 2014
    I like watching the sunrise on the Lake here. I also like the fact that this beach is only 2 blocks from where I live.
  • Steve L.
    Steve LindAugust 23, 2013
    Would like to watch moon rise over lake at night.
  • Cecelia O.
    Cecelia OAugust 19, 2013
    I use to come to this Beach Years ago-They've upgraded it & added a Patio bar & serves Mexican food! Plus Gree Wifi @All beaches which is a welcomed plus!:)
  • Chris D.
    Chris DuhaimeJuly 21, 2013
    This beach has unofficially been claimed as the gay beach, but it is a great beach for all. Nice shallow water, lifeguards, and expansive beach front with soft sand.
  • Edwin R.
    Edwin RamirezJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    All American men. Mmm...
  • Jeff A.
    Jeff AllmenJune 6, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    They have paddle boarding now!
  • Kelly
    KellySeptember 3, 2012
    Beautiful beach!
  • Kariann P.
    Kariann PrewozniakAugust 25, 2012
    Best beach in Chi-town! Let's keep it clean and free of the crazy peeps from North beach!
  • Nicki B.
    Nicki ButlerJuly 29, 2012
    someone said there was a church here
  • John M.
    John McInerneyJune 29, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Drink the water in the urinal. Despite warnings, it doesn't taste half bad!
  • Michael A.
    Michael AlbanyJune 14, 2012
    Definitely not the straight beach!
  • ivy t.
    ivy t.June 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Gay beach full of tan boys in speedos or less. Love it here, never getting bothered or hit on! Peace n quiet on weekdays.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoJune 4, 2012
    While the amenities aren’t posh, beachgoers appreciate the convenience of restrooms with showers and beach chow like hot dogs, burgers, chips and lemonade.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMay 28, 2012
    While the amenities aren’t posh, beachgoers appreciate the convenience of restrooms with showers and beach chow like hot dogs, burgers, chips and lemonade. -MN Read more
  • Richard S.
    Richard StreetmanMay 19, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    You have to meet Hornisha Streetman the Unicorn!
  • Hadi F.
    Hadi FauziMarch 24, 2012
    the beach so beautiful..
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca SageSeptember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Gay men everywhere. Just how I like it.
  • Aneta M.
    Aneta MichalczukSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    I am moving Oceanside! Enjoy the beach. It worked for what it was. I hereby retire as Mayor of what is REALLY known as Kathy Osterman Beach (Hollywood Schmollywood!) See you in Malibu, Beotches!!!!
  • Richard S.
    Richard StreetmanSeptember 3, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Bring an ego and a thick skin. These bitches believed their Mama when she said they was pretty. Mama was blind to their souls. LOL
  • PtreeRox
    PtreeRoxAugust 26, 2011
    best view in the house
  • Kay Kay R.
    Kay Kay R.August 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Oh So Homo.
  • Aneta M.
    Aneta MichalczukJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Also known as the straight beach. :)
  • Flirzelkwerp
    FlirzelkwerpJuly 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Guys, look...just because the beach is gay-friendly doesn't mean you have to show off your schlong bulges.
  • Ross G.
    Ross GuthrieJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get close to the water for the best people watching.
  • Darren A.
    Darren Allen-DunnJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    There's an infestation of flies due to garbage being left on and swept under the sand. Let's be sure to pickup after ourselves.
  • Aneta M.
    Aneta MichalczukJuly 18, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The idea that doggies can poop & pee on the beach & swim in the lake kinda grosses me out, but otherwise love the beach. Hate the new lights at night though. Too bright! I also dislike the new ramp.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SJuly 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    FIRST TIMERS: Fear not. It isn't nearly as intimidating as you'd think. Put on ur shades and throw out your towel, gurl. :)
  • Erik S.
    Erik SwedlundJuly 5, 2011
    most people know it as Hollywood Beach Read more
  • Kyle c.
    Kyle carlsonJune 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Boys,boys,boys
  • Darren A.
    Darren Allen-DunnJune 16, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    This is one of the most gorgeous beaches in North Chicago. Let's try to keep it free of garbage and debris.
  • MafiaHairdresser J.
    Never go barefoot in the bathroom. Mace is also recommended to ward off aggressive toothless desparates.
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DuJanMay 1, 2011
    This is also called Peacock Park or Speedo Beach...because guys strut here like peacocks in colorful displays of speedboats engineering. Great fun always with few ever actually setting foot in water.
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BielaApril 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicago's gay beach!
  • Punya S.
    Punya SannJune 24, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Stop changing the name! It has always been Hollywood Beach to the mos and we like it that way!
  • Alexis C.
    Alexis CortesApril 8, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Can't wait to see what the new facilities look like
  • Arthur B. C.
    Arthur B. ChaneyApril 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out all the shirtless boys at the gayest beach in Chicago :)
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