Chicago Beach Parking

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There are 15 beach areas along Lake Michigan in Chicago. They are city hot spots, especially during the summer months, featuring beach side bars, volleyball, dog beaches, and beach fun.

A day at the beach is much easier with a car nearby, so read on for how to park at Chicago’s beaches.

 

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North Avenue Beach Parking

Location: 1600 N. Lake Shore Dr.

On-Site Parking: Pay Lot at the Gate for $25

Best Nearby Parking: The official lot is a great location, and by far the closest, but you’ll pay premium. The best paid parking is an under the radar spot: 1400 N Lake Shore Drive, where you can book online and easily park in a reserved spot in front of a condo building.

Free Parking: There is free street parking near North Avenue Beach. Start your search at North Avenue and Astor St and head south and west to find a spot. Note any local restrictions such as residential permit zones (usually after 6PM) and street cleaning.

 

Tips

  • There is a Divvy Bike Station 5 minutes from the beach at 1550 N Lake Shore Dr. There are about 9 Divvy Stations within a mile, so you can park near one of those and bike to North Avenue Beach.
  • If you park at a metered spot, download the ParkChicago app to replenish your meter from the beach. You wouldn’t want to cut an intense volleyball game short!

 

Parking Options

Name Type Distance Book Online StreetView
North Avenue Beach Surface Lot Lot .1 Miles N/A
1555 N. Dearborn Parkway Garage Garage .4 Miles N/A
Old Town Street Parking Free Street Parking .4 – .7 Miles N/A
1440 N Lake Shore Dr Garage Garage .4 Miles N/A
1400 N Lake Shore Dr Lot Lot .5 Miles Book Now
1440 N Lake Shore Dr Garage Garage .4 Miles N/A
Chicago History Museum Lot Lot .5 Miles Book Now
South Lincoln Park Zoo Lot Lot .6 Miles N/A
Stockton Dr/Lincoln Park Free Street Parking .6 – .8 Miles N/A

Learn more about North Avenue Beach from the Chicago Park District. North Avenue Beach is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, learn more about parking in Lincoln Park.

Oak Street Beach Parking

Location1000 N. Lake Shore Dr.

Best Nearby Parking: There’s meter street parking near the beach, but availability is limited. The best paid parking is a nearby valet stand: 58 E. Oak Street, where you can book online and easily park in a reserved spot.

 

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Parking Options

Name Type Distance Book Online StreetView
1212 N. Lake Shore Dr. Valet .2 Miles Book Now
Public Chicago Hotel Valet Valet .8 Miles N/A
1250 N. Dearborn St. Valet .5-.7 Miles Book Now
1221 N. State St. Valet .4-.5 Miles N/A
11 W. Elm St. Valet .4-.5 Miles Book Now
14 E Cedar St Lot .5 Miles Book Now
Maple and Ash Valet Valet .5 Miles N/A
1031 N. Rush St. Valet .4-.5 Miles Book Now
2 E. Oak St. Valet .4 Miles Book Now
15 E. Oak St. Valet .3-.4 Miles N/A
58 E. Oak St. Valet .3 Miles Book Now
57 E. Oak St. Valet .3 Miles Book Now
Paul Rehder Salon Valet Valet .3 Miles Book Now
100 E. Walton St. Valet .3 Miles Book Now
1000 N. Lake Shore Dr. Valet .2 Miles Book Now
Hilton Suites Garage Garage .4 Miles N/A
Raffaello Hotel Garage Garage .4 Miles N/A
253 E. Delaware Pl. Valet .5 Miles Book Now
John Hancock Center Garage Garage .4 Miles Book Now
200 E. Chestnut St. Valet .5 Miles Book Now

Learn more about Oak Street Beach from the Chicago Park District. Oak Street Beach is located in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, learn more about parking in the Gold Coast.

 

Montrose Beach Parking

Location4400 N. Lake Shore Dr.

Best Nearby Parking: There’s meter street parking near the beach, but availability is limited. The best paid parking is a nearby lot: 4251 N. Clarendon Avenue, where you can book online and easily park in a reserved spot.

 

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Parking Options

Name Type Distance Book Online StreetView
4251 N. Clarendon Ave. Lot 1 Mile Book Now
4113 N. Clarendon Ave. Lot 1.2 Miles N/A
4149 N. Clarendon Ave. Lot 1.1 Miles N/A
5017 N. Winthrop Ave. Garage 1.5 Miles N/A

Learn more about Montrose Beach from the Chicago Park District.

 

More Beaches Coming Soon!

 

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